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April 21, 2016

Health Data Interoperability or Bust

Healthcare has long been plagued by operating in data silos. Costly and unnecessary testing, additional costs to consumers from multiple copays and dangerous delays in needed care have been the result of this dysfunction across the industry. Patients and payers alike have also started to take notice, forcing healthcare organizations to make significant strides in embracing and facilitating data interoperability.

Medical imaging interoperability issues, when solved, will be a big part of moving U.S. healthcare forward, as health systems evolve from fee-for-service to value-based care.

At lifeIMAGE, we support the direction the industry is taking to break down these silos. Our CEO Matthew Michela recently discussed this topic in an article for Search Health IT. In it, he dove into key topics such as the current state of data interoperability, what’s next for data exchange and the rewards yet to come from these new information interoperability strategies.

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Emily Citrone

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