Written by Byron Osing, Chair and CEO.
Complete interoperability would allow multiple medical systems and data bases to connect with one another, regardless of whether data is stored in the cloud, on a VNA or a PACS system. In the current state, if a physician wants to access pertinent information, they frequently need to do so in multiple systems, often supplied by competing manufacturers, which contain the patient records. This causes the physician to log in and out of each individual system, and still not get an entire view of the patient or history. The problem is amplified when the physician must search for images or records in a different facility that is geographically removed from their own. This requires the physician to have security credentials to access those systems in a different facility and the logging in and out required is an extremely time consuming and wasteful process.