Guest Column | March 12, 2013

Turning CIOs Into Chief Interoperability Officers

Tee Green

New Survey Stresses the Need for Health IT Collaboration

By Tee Green

Should every health system, hospital or group practice CIO know that to do interoperability right they need to consider XDS or PIX at the core of functionality? That these cross enterprise document sharing and patient identifier cross reference protocols can reach into another EHR?

Health IT solution providers should, and it’s clear from a survey of CIOs commissioned by Greenway that CIOs want leaders who will partner in their pursuit of the data liquidity that fits their needs. Right now education outranks selling, as interoperability is arguably the most important factor in addressing the range of care coordination programs every healthcare entity is facing.

It’s also clear that the growing EHR replacement market is being fueled by a reassessment of original platforms lacking in comprehensive data exchange at a point when the improvement of population health should not take any backward steps.

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