Advancing Interoperability, Information Sharing, and Data Access: Improving Health and Healthcare for Americans
Supporting better health outcomes requires an interoperable healthcare system in which the patient is at the center of care and the right person has access to the right data.
Federal officials and private sector stakeholders agree that the lack of information sharing and interoperability is a problem that they must work together to solve.
Electronic information sharing plays a critical role in improving health outcomes, lowering health care costs, and improving the patient experience of care.
Despite investments of more than $30 billion in electronic health record technology, nationwide interoperability across care settings has yet to be achieved.
The urgent need to find cures for life-threatening diseases calls for policies that modernize the discovery, development, and delivery of drugs and devices.
As outlined in the recently released Bipartisan Policy Center report, Transforming Health Care: The Role of Health IT, electronic health information sharing plays a critical, foundational role in achieving the common attributes of high performance and new models of care…
Health information technology (IT) and electronic health information sharing play critical and foundational roles in addressing the cost, quality, and access challenges of the U.S. health care system.
The exchange of health information across care settings is a central and necessary component of coordinated, accountable, patient-centered models of care that are shown to improve quality and reduce costs.