iHealthbeat writes: The lack of interoperability negatively affects several aspects of the health care industry, according to a report by the American Hospital Association. The report – Why Interoperability Matters – highlights three areas of health care that would benefit from improved interoperability: Care coordination; Patient engagement; and Reporting of public health, quality and safety data. The report noted that providers can use EHRs to track health care trends and analyze population health data, as well as report on quality measures. However, the process for doing so is hindered by inadequate interoperability.
- iHealthbeat: http://www.ihealthbeat.org/articles/2015/10/13/aha-inadequate-interoperability-hinders-several-aspects-of-care
- AHA Report: Why Interoperability Matters