What does interoperability mean and how it benefits you and your patients.
Interoperability in Health Care
Interoperability in health care has been a well discussed topic over the past several years. Changing regulations are placing pressure on health care systems to embrace true interoperability. This month's newsletter provides you with resources on what interoperability means and how it can be beneficial to you and your patients.
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CMS has recently announced changes to overhaul Meaningful Use and promote interoperability between providers and patients. These changes eliminate 25 total measures, which is predicted to save hospitals over 2 million hours of work and $75 million.
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Patients are increasingly seeking tech-savvy health care providers, as patients are wanting to interact more through digital channels. Consumers have little patience with lack of interoperability, incorrect billing and poor or no access to scheduling and results. Consumers tend to blame the health care systems directly, not the EHR system or technology in place.
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Interoperability continues to be elusive even as numerous health care interoperability initiatives have vastly improved health information exchange over the past few years. The benefits of interoperability to providers and patients are well documented and it's worth the time and investment needed to put your organization on a path to interoperability.
Public and private sectors are working across health care to facilitate health data exchange between health IT systems to coordinate care across various health settings nationwide. Several challenges still keep us from achieving true interoperability.
Enjoy beverages, dinner, and a presentation by Dr. Kristine Hembre on burnout in the medical profession. Come collaborate with your colleagues on environments where both patients and physicians thrive.