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How Scalability, Usability Hold Back EHR Interoperability

September 2, 2015 - In the competition between leading EHR vendors Epic Systems and Cerner Corporation, the most recent clashes have centered on the approach each has taken in advancing EHR interoperability, with the latter being credited with having a more open and interoperable EHR technology platform. That was certainly the reading of industry experts in the wake of the decision by the Department of Defense...


EHR Interoperability and EHR Vendors:

In the competition between leading EHR vendors Epic Systems and Cerner Corporation, the most recent clashes have centered on the approach each has taken in advancing EHR interoperability, with the latter being credited with having a more open and interoperable EHR technology platform.

CareQuality Framework

Five big names in health IT — Epic Systems, athenahealth, eClincalWorks, NextGen Healthcare, and Surescripts — recently signed on to be the first implementers of the Carequality Interoperability Framework, the legal agreement that streamlines the sharing of health information between these various systems.

Sequoia Project

Previously known as Healtheway, Sequoia took over management of the eHealth Exchange health information exchange (HIE) network in 2012. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) had previously operated the Exchange, which has since grown to become the largest HIE in the country, according to Sequoia.

CommonWell Health Alliance

CommonWell launched in 2013, inspired by a challenge from former ONC chief Farzad Mostashari, MD, for health IT leaders to build connections across patient health records.

Forty members have since joined CommonWell in its effort to facilitate secure health data access and exchange nationwide. Those members commit to implementing CommonWell’s core services, which include person enrollment, record location, patient identification and linking, and data query and retrieval.

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