While there has been progress in advancing interoperability for hospitals, there is still much more work to be done – thankfully there are solutions.

Overcoming Health Data Sharing Challenges for Hospitals and Health Systems

While there has been significant progress in advancing health data interoperability for hospitals, there is still much more work to be done.

According to a new study from the Center for Connected Medicine and HIMSS Media, nearly one-third of U.S. hospitals and health systems indicate that their health data-sharing efforts are insufficient.

The study also found that this lack of interoperability is making it difficult for health systems to pursue key strategic goals, including enabling patient-facing apps, tapping into unstructured data and reducing the cost of care.

In addition, it points to how hospitals are challenged with sharing medical data with payers, patients, or other health systems and partners, The study also highlights the need for switching to a single, integrated electronic health record system. For many hospitals and health systems, making this switch is not always a viable solution.

Fortunately, these challenges can be met through the use of cloud-based systems like the RosettaHealth platform, which offers the Universal Transport of health data. The platform emerging standards and Promoting Interoperability (formerly Meaningful Use) to move clinical data in and out of any Direct-enabled system, including every EHR in the nation.  

RosettaHealth is also part of the largest trust networks including DirectTrust, CommonWell, eHealth Exchange and others assuring connections to all other EHRs.

This can be achieved seamlessly, and without any setup or integration, which enhances the sharing of clinical data with other hospitals, urgent and post-acute care systems, and ambulatory practices. The solution also offers fast integration -- the fastest has been a couple of hours – versus weeks with other HISPs.

Many hospitals and health systems are challenged when it comes to health data exchange, and switching to a single EHR system is not always possible. Thankfully, today’s cloud-based health data transport solutions can help significantly enhance overall interoperability for ensuring data sharing ubiquity.

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.

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