Hospital & Healthcare Management April 17, 2024
Content Team HHMGlobal

Fragmentation in healthcare data is a stark reality today. Many patients’ medical records lie dispersed among several filing cabinets, each originating from a separate physician’s office, hospital, or laboratory. Such fragmentation of medical records into discrete systems often breeds challenges for healthcare professionals to fully understand a patient’s condition. This leads to frustration for patients and their families in managing and producing records and may also hurt their care.

In addition to having to repeat tests they’ve already had, patients may find it difficult to coordinate care between specialists and have a vague idea of their overall health status. It is here that the concept of interoperability in healthcare emerges as particularly useful, helping patients and their families navigate complexities...

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