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.
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.
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.
Healthcare is provided locally and should be governed locally – but is there a way to enable that while protecting patient data? That’s the big question, says Chuck Christian, who believes IHIE might have a solution.
A number of topics seemed to bubble up to the surface during our most popular interviews from the past year, but perhaps none were as prominent as digital health, the advancement of women in IT leadership roles, and addressing opioid abuse.