Interoperability Progress Report: Building an Effective Health IT Infrastructure
The federal government is pushing healthcare providers to make major inroads toward interoperability by the end of 2017, hoping that seamlessly connected health IT systems will translate to superior care and value-based reimbursement. Earlier this year, a host of hospitals, EHR vendors, physician groups, and others pledged to promote access, transparency and shared national standards in their health IT systems. But making these changes isn’t simple, and some providers are finding major cost and logistical barriers to achieving the kind of data sharing desired by ONC. Hear from several healthcare and policy experts about helpful strategies for effective EHR systems and what to expect in the years to come.