US Health IT Challenges and Path Forward to Healthcare Interoperability - CIO News

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US Health IT Challenges and Path Forward to Healthcare Interoperability - CIO News

Need for FHIR based Health Data Interoperability

The US healthcare system's challenges include limited access, rising costs, inequities, and fragmented data interoperability. To address these issues, initiatives like FHIR and TEFCA aim to improve healthcare interoperability by standardizing data exchange among providers. Government regulations such as the 21st Century Cures Act and CMS Interoperability Phase II are driving efforts to enhance interoperability and streamline processes in healthcare. These regulations include electronic prior authorization, patient cost transparency, and digital insurance cards. By leveraging Smart on FHIR and Patient Match capabilities, a secure interoperable healthcare FHIR-based RESTFul API solution can facilitate data exchange and improve healthcare outcomes while reducing waste.