Health Information Exchange (HIE)
As COVID-19 continues to surge in Los Angeles, LANES is enabling free-flowing data insights – medical, behavioral and socioeconomic ─ to close information gaps and improve clinical decision support for better outcomes.
CMS progress on healthcare interoperability
The clinical manifestations of COVID-19 are varied, and patients are known to have rapidly changing signs and symptoms that must be tracked with laboratory testing.
How healthcare providers can leverage interoperability across the care continuum for improved care coordination and patient empowerment.
Let’s invest in an interoperable health data system that connects all providers, hospitals, nursing homes, insurance companies, state and local governments, public health and patients who need access to medical records.
Accurate outbreak data reporting depends on a robust, standards-based and interoperable information infrastructure. We still have a long way to go.
In a region of 10 million residents, the nonprofit Los Angeles Network for Enhanced Services is helping achieve care coordination, closing care gaps when providers are able to access data at the point of care, using a central interoperable platform.
The ability to gain access to the data through reusable APIs significantly improves developer productivity, enabling CIOs to achieve more with the same resources.
The full value of FHIR is still years in the making, says one expert.
In a medical crisis, clinicians need to know people’s medications, allergies, and medical histories to safely care for patients in shelters and to manage transfers between care settings.