Thursday, May 12 10am
The prevalence of data and digital workflow in the clinical environment and the emergence of new interoperability technologies (e.g., FHIR) provide much of the context for the excitement that funds and drives our work in healthcare innovation. Most healthcare innovators are also well aware that a variety of points of friction from health systems and vendors will challenge their efforts to integrate. Due to the complexity and proprietary nature of most healthcare software, many innovators (including both healthcare insiders and entrants) lack the holistic picture of electronic health record (EHR) functionality and the specific integration opportunities they have. They also need wisdom to evaluate which integrations are worth the effort.
This workshop will provide a broad perspective on what EHRs are like, describe specific examples of four main methods of EHR integration and provide strategies for both prioritizing which EHR integration ideas deserve implementation and reducing friction in the development process.