With more than half of small hospitals expressing dissatisfaction with their EHRs, an opportunity has arisen for vendors to step up, according to Coray Tate and Paul Warburton of KLAS, who believe “the future will be fun to watch.”
As technology evolves and user expectations grow, CIOs are looking for more from HIE vendors that the ability to exchange patient records. In fact, that’s becoming the baseline, says Coray Tate, who shares findings from KLAS’ interoperability report.
The fact that most EHR vendors are connected to Carequality and/or CommonWell is certainly a step in the right direction, but if the data can’t easily be consumed and incorporated into workflows, it simply isn’t a far enough step, says Coray Tate.
After years of false starts and unfulfilled promises, are we finally turning the corner when it comes to interoperability? KLAS’ Coray Tate reflects on the development that might be a game-changer.