With ONC National Coordinator Robert N. Kolodner, MD, on its panel, the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Vendors Association focuses on advancing
ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Building on its successful collaborative efforts to further the widespread adoption of EHRs, the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Vendors Association (EHRVA) provided an in- depth and patient-centric perspective on interoperability during the North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance, Inc. (NCHICA) Annual Conference & Exhibition. The conference, "Cultures in Transition - Healthcare Consumers, Payers and Providers," continues in Asheville, NC, through today.
"NCHICA is pleased and honored to have EHRVA's participation in our conference for the second year," said Holt Anderson, executive director of NCHICA. "The EHRVA presentation demonstrates the real potential for improving health and care for consumers in a community where they are seen in different settings with electronic systems from competing vendors. Interoperability at this level will improve patient outcomes and safety through improved information flow and access."
About 150 attendees learned more about the EHRVA and its unified position on achieving interoperability in healthcare. Members have developed the EHRVA Interoperability Roadmap to support the nationwide goal of interoperable EHRs and provide a guide that can help other healthcare organizations and health IT vendors to follow.
During the demonstration, the audience followed the flow of a patient
from home, through physician office visits, and admission to the hospital
using digital health information at each step to support continuity of
care. This efficient and instantaneous exchange of patient health
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