Less than 30% of health system EHRs are fully interoperable, and less than 20% actually use data transferred from another provider, according to a new study, writes Fierce Healthcare. The research, published in Health Affairs, quantifies what many throughout the industry—including federal officials—have highlighted as a priority for EHRs moving forward. Using data from the 2014 and 2015 American Hospital Association’s annual survey, researchers at Harvard, the University of California San Francisco and a senior advisor at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT found health systems have improved slightly when it comes to searching, sending, receiving and integrating patient data.
- Fierce Healthcare: http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/ehr/interoperability-usability-research-ehrs-onc-health-it-health-systems
- Progress In Interoperability: Measuring US Hospitals’ Engagement In Sharing Patient Data. Health Affairs. October 2017.