HealthLeaders Media April 13, 2021

How physicians can support better technology development.

This article was originally published April 13, 2021 on PSQH by Megan Headley.

Healthcare technology innovation is moving faster than ever as technology companies push tremendous disruptions into this critical sector. However, these disruptions often fail to acknowledge existing workflows and how best to support clinicians. As every physician who has bemoaned the time demand of entering data into EMR systems knows, when technology solutions address a given need, they often create other challenges.

Often the blame goes to a lack of interoperability—the ability of information technology systems and software applications to communicate, exchange data, and put this exchanged information to use. Ideally, data exchange standards would allow data to be shared across clinicians, labs, and facilities,...

Topics: EMR / EHR, Health IT, HIE (Interoperability), Provider, Technology
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