HealthExec February 3, 2023
The smooth interchange of health information is critical for healthcare efficiency in the United States, and hospitals appear to be inching closer toward improved interoperability across health IT.
Overall, hospital engagement in three domains of interoperability––receiving data, finding data and integrating data––have significantly increased since 2017. That’s according to a data brief from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) about the state of interoperability among hospitals as of 2021.
ONC has been focused on improving interoperability across the healthcare space for many years, and the agency is tasked with implementing health IT provisions from the 21st Century Cures Act, including the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) and Information Blocking provision. TEFCA aims...