For too long, Americans have suffered through the chaos of navigating a poorly-coordinated health care system—faxes, photocopies, and care providers who don’t have access to the full picture.
With new government regulations, technology developments, and consumer demand, the goal of full health care interoperability is within reach.
Meaningful transformation requires data that is accessible & usable — proprietary systems are neither. The 21st Century Cures Act of 2016 starts to address this with:
Requires EMR vendors to cooperate with reasonable efforts to access data in their products.
For certified EMRs to export full electronic health record sets in a "computable format."
The "USCDI," which certified EMR systems must be able to export through a standardized FHIR API.
Headlines proclaim that AI has achieved passing grades in the US Medical License Exam, and yet our health data is trapped in notes, photocopies, or legacy systems. The critical next step is semantic interoperability — a uniform computable representation of health information.
With recent advancements, that goal is within reach.
We're thankful for the ecosystem of healthcare systems, clinicians, software vendors, philanthropists, and investors currently tackling the challenge; and now is the time for a new form of collaboration.
This is a cornerstone moment in the digital transformation of healthcare.
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Disruptive Collaboration is the thesis behind the Health Utility Model and the inspiration for everything we're working on here at Graphite.