There’s no way around it; diverse patient populations need diverse ways of interacting and engaging with providers. The sooner we accept that and make it happen, the better we’ll all be, says CMIO Michael Marino.
While it’s true that “a rising tide raises all boats,” when it comes to finding interoperability solutions, it’s important to realize that smaller boats have a different set of needs – and resources, says Chuck Christian.
It’s easy to fixate on what hasn’t been accomplished, especially in an area as complex as interoperability. But it’s important to focus on how far the industry has come, says Mariann Yeager.
As its core, the problem with interoperability seems simple: providers want a standard way to connect with a broader community. So what’s the solution? That, says Chuck Christian, is the question.
Improving disaster response starts with a simple concept: the ability to provide relief workers with the information they need at the point of care, says Mariann Yeager, who talks about how the Sequoia Project is working to do that.