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How the Private Sector Will Drive the Future of Health IT

By: Carten Cordell, March 3, 2016

The exhibition area of the 2016 HIMSS conference in Las Vegas is as much a carnival bazaar as it is a gathering of the nation’s health care IT professionals.

Here, you can take a photo with a McLaren sports car or the “Back to the Future” DeLorean. There are literal shell games and other contests meant to draw curiosity to a plentitude of technology offerings, thousands of enterprises, each fulfilling a function in electronic health care landscape.

It’s in this massive, diverse sphere that acting Assistant Secretary for Health Karen DeSalvo has dropped the gauntlet of interoperability.

Following the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s call for the private sector to work as a collaborative partner on interoperability, companies are weighing what it will take to get thousands of innovative systems working together with fluidity.

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Michael Rozendaal, Vice President, Health Analytics, General Dynamics Health Solutions

I think a lot of it comes down to building that system of trust. The capability to interoperate is there. The next level is allowing patients to access their data from whatever system they have..."

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