medical information exchange

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Closing the Referral Problem in Distributed Care Networks

There have been any number of people and companies working tirelessly to solve healthcare's interoperability challenges. Hospitals, EHR software companies, Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), Federal and State governments, payers, and others have developed, tested, and implemented many in-house or vendor-built solutions to try to clear this hurdle. Recently, consumer technology vendors and patient-centered innovation programs have begun to make significant strides on directly expanding patients access to their own records. This is great news for patients, but when I am a patient, I also want my doctors and other caregivers to be able to communicate about me when needed. So, making me responsible for stewarding pieces of my record between them doesn't solve the challenge. Especially if I have received care in three or four different places or worse yet, become incapacitated.

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You Should Control Your Own Health Care Data

Niam Yaraghi | US News & World Report | February 16, 2016

If you have ever stayed at a hospital, visited a physician's office or filled a prescription at a U.S. pharmacy, your medical information – stripped of identifying data – is most likely collected, shared and analyzed for various medical and marketing purposes. Your data may have helped a pharmaceutical company sell more drugs, a researcher find a better treatment option for a disease or a government agency predict the next flu outbreak. This is done through a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds on your medical data and reaps millions of dollars from analyzing it, without asking your permission or sharing the resulting profits with you...

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