Viewing patient data as a commercial asset hinders health IT interoperability
DOTmed Healthcare Business News
[This article was written by PatientKeeper CTO and co-founder Sally Buta]
In any discussion of healthcare IT and electronic health records (EHR) systems, nothing sparks more contention than the “i” word: interoperability. That this is the case after five decades of computer usage in healthcare delivery represents a sad state of affairs indeed; it is well past time for the health IT industry to clean up its interoperability act.