4 Ways EHR Systems Resolve the Poor Integration of Older HIT Platforms

4 Ways EHR Systems Resolve the Poor Integration of Older HIT Platforms

Interoperability across healthcare providers has been hindered by the limitations created by reliance on old technology by some healthcare organizations. When such organizations discover the cost of upgrading their systems to comply with current health IT data exchange standards, they naturally put it off. Thankfully, most of the new EHR systems are cloud-based systems which… Read More »

How HIE Collaboratives Can Improve Health IT Interoperability

How HIE Collaboratives Can Improve Health IT Interoperability

Healthcare providers who refuse to implement EHR interoperability sometimes complain about the cost of accessing health information exchange (HIE) expertise. They believe that they will need a huge sum of money to pay HIE organizations to enjoy the benefits of interoperability. However, with the presence of HIE collaboratives and increasing compliance with standards, many providers… Read More »

3 Ways Interoperable Data Can Be Used By Healthcare Practitioners

3 Ways Interoperable Data Can Be Used By Healthcare Practitioners

Health IT interoperability is key to experiencing the better care outcomes that technology and information exchange can deliver. But as soon as a healthcare facility invests in interoperable systems, how can the data be used by clinical end-users? Here are some perspectives on the opportunities and challenges for doctors, nurses, pharmacists, lab technologists and other… Read More »

Who Says Data Sharing Isn’t Good for Business?

Who Says Data Sharing Isn’t Good for Business?

Some healthcare professionals are genuinely concerned about the downside of health data interoperability. They believe that sharing patient data could impact their business negatively. However, many healthcare industry experts believe that we must work towards true interoperability to reduce costs, improve efficiency and provide better patient outcomes. Achieving interoperability, however, requires having a clear path… Read More »

Data Migration: 4 Keys to Successful EHR Data Conversion

Data Migration: 4 Keys to Successful EHR Data Conversion

Data migration is an essential aspect of a successful EHR system conversion. New EHR systems are constantly being released to provide more accurate data capture, decision support, efficient communication and provision of regulatory reports. These new systems must preserve the integrity of patient data. That’s why many healthcare organizations prefer automated data migration, which provides… Read More »