We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 8/4 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Alan Portela (@AlanWPortela) from Airstrip on the topic of “Inching Toward Health IT Interoperability.”
To some it may seem as though ‘interoperability’ is a stale health IT buzzword, but nothing could be further from the truth. Why? Because interoperability still isn’t a reality.
Data is digital, but not readily available; data exists in EHRs, but isn’t aggregated and shared in a way that makes sense for clinicians. In addition, precision medicine relies upon the ability to collect real time data from medical devices at the moment of care – physiologic phenotypes, genomic data, and the like. Precision medicine fundamentally depends on data to make unique diagnosis/care plans for individuals or populations. That cannot happen easily or effectively without interoperability.
Health IT could play a significant role in addressing more serious health issues, but a lack of interoperability and access holds us back. If we want precision medicine, then we need to recognize that interoperability is a must.
Questions we will explore in this week’s #HITsm chat include:
T1: Where have you seen the most success in health IT interoperability? #HITsm
T2: What have been your largest barriers to health IT interoperability? #HITsm
T3: What is vital to making health IT interoperability a reality? #HITsm
T4: Which industry stakeholder has the biggest responsibility to push health IT interoperability forward? #HITsm
T5: How should governing bodies – national and/or industry specific – support health IT interoperability? #HITsm
Bonus: How can we, as health IT leaders and innovators, drive the change the industry needs? #HITsm
Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule
8/11 – TBD
Hosted by TBD
8/25 – Consumer Data Liquidity – The Road So Far, The Road Ahead
Hosted by Greg Meyer (@Greg_Meyer93)
We look forward to learning from the #HITsm community! As always, let us know if you’d like to host a future #HITsm chat or if you know someone you think we should invite to host.
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