The impending shift toward API-based data exchange can dramatically improve data sharing and interoperability. Doing so, however, requires “careful planning and execution,” according to Jeffrey Brown, who provides helpful guidelines in this guest blog.
With one major milestone of the interoperability rule checked off and another approaching quickly, it’s time for leaders to “take the reins and turn these rules into actionable insights for clinicians and patients,” according to John Halamka, MD, and Paul Cerrato of Mayo Clinic Platform.
Although voice recognition solutions have traditionally focused on billing support, the real value of the technology lies in quickly extracting data for care visits, which can free clinicians from the workstation, says Mike Davis.
As organizations increasingly look to collaborate with outside providers to create a more complete care picture, tools like artificial intelligence and open APIs could play a significant role, says CIO Jennifer D’Angelo.
Should patients be able to access and share their medical records? Of course. But are patients willing to read all the fine print, and qualified to properly vet third parties? That, says Chuck Christian, is the big question.