Progress of the EHR Interoperability Solutions in Healthcare Sector

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Over time healthcare providers have realized the importance of connecting systems and medical devices in sharing data in a medical organization. EHR interoperability is vital in ensuring that the key data is accessed by the physicians and healthcare professionals, while making vital clinic decisions. In addition, it can also be of help to the patients and hospitals in creating a healthier population.

The Brookings Institution had asked for certain issues and challenges to be fixed regarding EHR interoperability. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has put great efforts in addressing these challenges and needs to improve EHR interoperability.

However, according to Chief Informatics Officer Dr. John D. Halamka, despite the continuous efforts by ONC there are certain political barriers that inhibit health information exchange. Stating the importance of identifying the challenges in EHR interoperability, the CIO has also mentioned that there is progress taking place in improving health data exchange for a better patient management and healthier population.

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