The Next Step Forward in HIE Interoperability
Date: February 27, 2014|Zach Urbina|
Carequality, being touted as a kind of second generation interoperability platform, was introduced at HIMSS14 as “an industry-driven collaborative focusing on interoperability needs that will allow current and new networks to interconnect.” Mariann Yeager, the executive director of Healtheway touted the promise of enhaced interoperability as the way forward for more effective health information exchanges (HIE). Carequality is seen as the next step of standardization in interoperability, and thus far includes 24 different organizations.
Included in that collaborative is the Alaska eHealth Network which looks aheead to a time when consumers have access to their own health data similar to the way that consumers now can access their credit history. The benefits will likely be to both physician and patient, and ultimately result in a more engaged healthcare consumer.
via Healthcare IT News