Now is the time for health plans to start to think beyond compliance: How can you use this newly available data to support and improve critical business functions?
Managing patient information across care settings and platforms for core business functions, interoperability, and patient safety requires coordination and collaboration. Especially with new interoperability mandates going into effect on July 1, there are a lot of questions about what this means.
Against the backdrop of a global health crisis, news that the U.S. federal government published its Final Rule on Interoperability likely went unnoticed to many delivery system leaders outside of healthcare IT. However, the federal mandate marks a very important milestone in U.S. patient health: mandating secure access, exchange, and use of electronic health information.