Becker's Healthcare August 19, 2022
Giles Bruce

The seamless sharing of patient data has long been a goal of many in healthcare. Just ask Peter Winkelstein, MD.

He has led the health informatics program at the University of Buffalo for 25 years. He is also chief medical information officer for Kaleida Health and UBMD Physicians’ Group, both based in Buffalo, N.Y.

So he’s certainly qualified to answer the question: Why aren’t we there yet?

As part of a series on healthcare data-sharing, (parts one and two are here), Becker’s recently discussed the topic with Dr. Winkelstein, executive director of the University at Buffalo’s Institute for Healthcare Informatics.

Note: The interview has been condensed and edited for clarity.

Q: Why do you think interoperability hasn’t happened yet? What...

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