Times-News March 5, 2022
Day Egusquiza

In part 1, we outlined what interoperability in health care means. Essentially it involves the secure exchange of electronic health information with the use of technology that allows for complete access, exchange and use of all electronically accessible health information without information blocking. We also discussed the challenges of getting to an electronic exchange of patient information across different electronic medical record systems, within proprietary and competitive markets. Since 2015, the complete rollout to achieve nationwide interoperability was to be complete by 2021-2024.

Prior to COVID-19, there were challenges. For example, health systems, which include a hospital, employed some physicians, home health and outpatient rehab, may all be on the same electronic health record (or electronic medical...

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