Healthcare Interoperability

This is the current state of healthcare interoperability. I wrote my mom’s medical chronology to our new oncologist. The medical release form for City of Hope got lost somewhere so Stanford still does not have her records from City of Hope. The records sent from UCI were not as comprehensive as they need. I was told by the nurse that they don’t have any records they can use. Also, a pile of faxed records is oftentimes too difficult to consume that it’s easier for me to just tell new medical teams what happened. This is not ok. Not everyone has a patient advocate. There needs to be a better way for busy, brilliant doctors to consume large amounts of patient healthcare data. This is why I care so much about healthcare data interoperability.



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