When it comes to health data interoperability, major electronic health record (EHR) vendors are becoming more transparent with their efforts, as highlighted in this recent Healthcare IT News article.
Key interoperability executives with Cerner, DrChrono, eClinicalWorks and Epic Systems all shared insights into the true interoperability of their EHRs. Here’s a quick summary:
- Epic: With a focus on interoperability between health systems, Epic offers its Community Connect for sharing care instances, along with a web portal, C-CDA Push/Pull Interoperability, and Direct Messaging.
- Cerner: With its EHR offering built-in interoperability capabilities to access and exchange patient information across healthcare IT systems, Cerner has also contributed to standards development organizations and initiatives that help drive adoption, and enhance health data exchange.
- eClinicalWorks: This EHR vendor has seen data interoperability increase through advanced Direct Messaging – currently, 500,000 transactions occur per month through the eClinicalDirect HISP – trusted exchange frameworks, and patient-centric apps.
- DrChrono: As the company that built the first iPad EHR, DrChrono’s mission is to enable an open platform where developers, customers, patients, educational institutions and researchers can get their data, plug an app into DrChrono or work with another vendor.
When searching for an EHR vendor, the leaders of these companies also provided the following questions to ask when it comes to health data exchange:
- How many patient records does your health systems exchange daily? Do you support C-CDA exchange?
- What percentage of your customers are able to interoperate?
- Do you offer a patient portal that allows patients to access their own records, share their records with family members, and direct their health data to other providers?
- How does the system incorporate outside information at the point of care: Is it a separate screen to view outside data, or is it intermingled with the clinician's own system's data?
Over the past couple of months, we have been covering all things health data interoperability with the following content:
- Seventy-Five Percent of Hospitals Beyond Basic Level of Interoperability
- The New Definition of Healthcare Interoperability
- PODCAST: Mariann Yeager, CEO of The Sequoia Project, Discusses New Information Blocking Working Group
- Healthcare Interoperability at a Turning Point?
- The Sequoia Project’s New Working Group Focuses on Information Blocking
- Tackling Health Data Interoperability in 2019
To learn more about how RosettaHealth can assist with any health information challenges you might have, book a free consultation with one of our interoperability experts.