What Health IT In the Cloud Means To Providers
Electronic Health Reporter
[This article was written by PatientKeeper CTO John Kelly]
The federal government has taken a significant interest in advancing health IT interoperability... But, generally speaking, government mandates have paved a slow and bumpy road to any health IT goal. They focus on rules and regulations rather than incentives (admittedly, meaningful use was a different case). And thus far, that has been the fate of interoperability.
I believe healthcare IT is, at long last, on the cusp of finally realizing the much-hyped, yet elusive promise of true interoperability. Why now? Because of the cloud, and cloud vendors’ embrace of open standards in their APIs, notably FHIR.