“The lack of electronic health record interoperability and sharing of patient data continue to be major barriers to value-based care in Medicare.
That’s the consensus of healthcare stakeholders who testified late last week before the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee.
Nishant Anand, MD, chief medical officer for Adventist Health System, said that about two thirds of the physicians that his organization works with across its ACOs and clinical integrated networks are independent—and, as a result, operate more than 30 different EHR platforms.
‘This makes it increasingly difficult to share patient information between the providers that make up our network,’ said Anand in his testimony. ‘The result is a consumer experience that is difficult and cumbersome, tests and treatments that are duplicated, and vital lifesaving information that is not always available.’
‘To optimize the effectiveness of ACOs, more progress needs to be made in data sharing and data interoperability so that entities have real-time knowledge of workflows, care coordination and progress towards quality measures,’ Mary Grealy, president of the Healthcare Leadership Council, told lawmakers.
Grealy noted the importance of technology in the successful transition from Medicare fee-for-service to value-based care.”
The foregoing excerpt from a Health Data Management September 17, 2018, edition article “Lack of EHR, data interoperability holding back value-based care” by Greg Slabodkin, (https://bit.ly/2pf4HsN) exposes the critical need for EHR interoperability in facilitating value-based care. The Cloud Healthcare Appliance Real-Time Solution as a Service (CHARTSaaS)© information technology (IT) reference architecture includes an EHR interoperability feature to be used for this and other purposes.
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