Epic CEO Judy Faulkner talks EHR interoperability, need for a national patient ID, physician productivity
udy Faulkner readily admits that when she founded Epic Systems she had no idea how to start a company.
Faulkner discussed those early years as well as some of today’s most contentious topics including semantic data interoperability, why the U.S. needs a unique patient ID, and the impact that electronic health records software has on physician productivity.
Semantic standards are key for data exchange.
If you’re going to do interoperability between organizations, which I think is critical, it’s limited because you have to define and normalize and harmonize the data so that each group can understand the other. Let’s examine gender. I may have one for male, two for female, and then two other kinds of genders, ambiguous and something else.Read More On www.healthcareitnews.com
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