Interoperability is a pressing issue in the world of healthcare today. Over the past 8 years, the US healthcare industry has ushered in an era of widespread health information technology (IT) adoption. Nearly every practice out there uses EHR or EMR systems and has successfully eliminated the use of paper in their daily operations. This advancement is setting the stage for US Healthcare to transition its focus to the secure and seamless sharing of electronic health information.

Now this is a great task and cannot be done overnight. This is why Secretary Burwell announced in February 2016 that Health IT companies that provide 90 percent of hospitals with their EHR systems, as well as the largest healthcare systems in the US, and key professional associations should work with the government to implement three core commitments aimed toward advancing interoperability. These commitments involved a critical element related to the next stage of health IT innovation aimed at helping individuals to easily and securely access their health information electronically and send it anywhere they wished.

Over the past years, many companies have endeavoured to translate this objective into a tangible, person-centered model of interoperability. After extensive research and studies a consensus has been reached on a straightforward but vital use case which revolves around empowering patients to access a amalgamated medication list from multiple sources in a secure form that is easy to view, manage, share and store.

Now there have been several attempts at this and thankfully a solution has been achieved. It has been installed in some of the products of the largest electronic health record (EHR) vendors in the country and allows secure transmission of patient medical records to user-friendly, third-party applications utilizing Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR).

Successful interoperability of EHR systems is vital for the government to achieve its healthcare targets. In the end we want to see a healthy American nation prospering under dedicated clinicians whose time is being utilized perfectly. EMR Systems offers a wide range of EHR/EMR systems that can facilitate your practice workflow and offer you the highest standards of Health IT in America. If you are unsatisfied with your current EHR system, you can submit a query here and our representatives will get in touch with you shortly to neutralize all your related issues. If you wish to change your EHR system, you can find a suitable in the list here.