In the following RosettaHealth podcast interview, Buff Colchagoff, CEO of RosettaHealth, discusses how the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will have no impact on the rising need to continually exchange electronic health records.
ACA or No ACA - You Still Need to Exchange Health Records
While uncertainty is a term that has become all too common when it comes to the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the reality is that today’s health organizations will continue to need to share electronic health records.
Essentially, the genie is already out of the bottle, and we are far down the road when it comes to the role and importance of value-based care. The healthcare sector makes up 20 percent of U.S. GDP, and will continue to expand in scope and importance through innovation – as we will see at the upcoming HIMSS conference.
In addition, managing care requires the right coordination and data where the clinical decisions are actually being made. This is another trajectory that won’t change in the future.
In fact, the demand for data is growing with hospitals, practices and post-acute care settings needing to effectively share health records. The importance of having complete patient health data wherever care is rendered is growing. Population health is also gaining in importance as the health care system shifts to a value-based system.
The post ACA-era will actually grow the demand for ubiquitous, near-real time patient data.
Thankfully, there are new solutions that don't require heavy time and an infrastructure investment. These innovations are fundamentally transforming care as we know it – paving the way to enhancing the overall quality of care, improving outcomes, and managing costs.
In addition, if you are attending HIMSS 2017, please stop by the RosettaHealth booth (#6594) to learn how you can ease the movement of electronic medical records across any organizational boundary.