Magazine Article | November 20, 2014

The Ongoing Health IT Interoperability Struggle

Source: Health IT Outcomes

Compiled by Neil Versel, Contributing Writer

While health providers praise the ONC’s interoperability vision, they’re demanding increased standardization and an accelerated roadmap to achieve the Triple Aim.

Interoperability was supposed to be a centerpiece of Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use (MU) EHR incentive program, but hospitals and physicians practices nationwide are finding out just how hard it is to achieve that goal. Through the end of August, a mere 25 hospitals and 1,277 eligible professionals had attested to Stage 2 on the Medicare side of the program, according to CMS.