The Future of Health Data Interoperability

Despite the allocation of $30 billion in federal incentive payments to doctors and hospitals to boost adoption of electronic health record systems, seamless exchange of patient data between providers remains a major challenge. Part of the problem: Systems are still being designed to accommodate fee-for-service, even as payment models are shifting to reward value over volume. What’s more, the targets to meet Meaningful Use continue to change for technology users and developers, alike. And while providers and vendor coalitions have pledged to improve data sharing, skepticism abounds.Learn what providers are doing to improve data sharing for their organizations, despite lingering hurdles.
 
Topics may include:

  • Current and proposed regulations for hospitals and doctors
  • The impact of data sharing on care outcomes
  • System implementation challenges for staff