The exchange of discrete clinical data is becoming increasingly important as the healthcare industry shifts to value-based care. Leveraging a solution with an open, efficient, productivity-enhancing data exchange platform is essential to the growth and sustainability of medical practices.
Why is data interoperability important?
Patient data is captured in disparate formats—free text, electronic records, payer applications—and by a variety of healthcare systems, state agencies, and other industry organizations, making it difficult to access and share complete medical histories. This can lead to inefficient patient care and even inaccurate diagnoses. Data interoperability and integration are major components for improving this exchange.
With a flexible data interoperability platform, data obstacles become opportunities. Not only are there positive implications for your practice’s productivity and bottom line, but, most importantly, there is a direct connection to improved patient care and outcomes.
A data interoperability platform moves discrete clinical data from disparate healthcare information systems across all parts of the healthcare network—all while maintaining the integrity and privacy of the information exchanged.
The goal of health information exchange is to increase access to clinical information that was once stored in silos and to leverage that information in more valuable ways. Greater sharing and accessibility enables safer, more timely, and more effective patient care.