The COVID-19 pandemic has further propelled the healthcare industry toward interoperability and been the impetus for numerous health IT innovations, reports Fierce Healthcare.
Over the past few months, stakeholders across the industry recognized how health IT tools could alleviate problems created or exacerbated by the global pandemic. In fact, during this time, providers have surpassed adoption milestones in various health IT solutions like telehealth, electronic prescribing (including for controlled substances), prescription price transparency information and electronic case reporting to report COVID-19 cases to public health authorities.
These are just the first steps. While diagnosing and treating COVID-19 patients remains the leading priority, the healthcare industry must also continue innovating and adopting health IT tools.
Here are a few ways where we’ve already started to make a difference.
Read the full article about interoperable healthcare technology at Fierce Healthcare.