Everyone is talking about Interoperability, everyone thinks its vitally important to complete the data cycle in healthcare. But is it really possible and practical? I say this b
ecause the major EMR / EHR vendors are all talking about how important Interoperability is to the healthcare community, they want to cooperate, but in reality allowing access to data being held hostage within their systems is just not good for business. The hold the vendors have on the healthcare community is controlling YOUR data.
We looked at this issue from another position, the end user. First we identified who the end user should be. We settled on three categories, Administrative, Clinical and Patients.
Looking at the first two user categories we determined that interoperable data seemed nice to this group, but did not produce the required results. What keeps "C" level executives up at night in regard to data management, revenue cycle efficiencies, Key Performance Indicators tied to CMS Quality Measures, Staying ahead of the Star Rating System, claims processing, avoiding CMS audits and more. On the Clinical side, how can integrated data be analyzed and made available to increase the quality of healthcare and lower cost. How do you make more informed decisions, eliminate duplication and waste, identify fraud and focus on the well being of the patient to improve the quality of healthcare through total access to all of the patients data in one comprehensive Clinical Viewer?
As a first step, take a few minutes to view a recent Webinar Stratus presented. This is a first step in looking at Interoperability in a completely different manner.
Click on the link. Reach out to me if you would like to learn more.