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.
Between the “primitive design” plaguing many EHRs and the high potential for error with patient-entered data, ensuring data quality has become a mountain for healthcare leaders. But with the right approach, there are ways to improve it, according to our speakers.
For Rochester RHIO, which has been around since 2006, the key to longevity has been in its ability to evolve, and its willingness to “listen to the community and respond to what they need,” says CIO Andrea Richardson.
The more data being shared across healthcare organizations, the more pressure organizations face to ensure provide a “holistic view where patient data flows and is visible at all times,” said our speakers during a recent webinar.
The “definitive focus on patient record sharing” we’re seeing across the industry is certainly encouraging, but there are fundamental issues that must be addressed before we’re truly able to move forward with interoperability, says Chuck Christian.