HealthLeaders Media February 9, 2022
Scott Mace

Former ONC chief Don Rucker and HL7 are championing a new form of healthcare IT interoperability.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

– Bulk data sharing via Flat FHIR will allow payers to judge health of populations more effectively than traditional quality standards, Rucker says.

– Standards work follows a spring 2020 ONC rulemaking to implement population-friendly FHIR interoperability.

– Failure of traditional quality measures stored in CDC data silos during the COVID-19 pandemic is further evidence that a new interoperability approach is necessary.

Newly maturing standards for healthcare data interoperability will make providers more accountable to payers for the overall quality of care they provide.

So says Donald Rucker, MD, former national coordinator at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information...

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