Judy Faulkner Interoperability Chart

Farzad Mostashari shared the following tweet which includes a picture of the growth in standards-based exchange per Judy Faulkner.

Here’s a blown up version of the chart (click on the image for an even larger version):
Epic Data Sharing Chart

As Farzad notes in the tweet, the patient records exchanged per month is now up to 1.25 million. It’s also worth noting that the red bar in the chart is exchange of records from Epic to Epic. The Green bar in the charts is from Epic to Non-Epic. I hope that green bar continues to grow since as the chart displays, that’s a definite shift in strategy for Epic. Let’s hope this shift continues until the data in healthcare is available where it’s needed when it’s needed.

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  • This is all well and good but the exchange of CCDs, while a decent step and a valuable one toward interoperability, is only a small fraction of what true system interoperability can and should be. Interoperability is disparate applications working together from a data and a functionality standpoint to complete business processes. As the user moves through her business process, she should easily move among the appropriate applications which are sharing context, data, and business rules. The data is only part of the equation.

  • Kevin,
    I agree that CCDs is just the first step. Although, it would be a great step forward. At least then we’d have the endpoints connected and we could refine the type of data we can send over time.

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