Infographic – How to Drive Health IT Interoperability Forward

Moving true health IT interoperability forward is going to take a coordinated effort. So what’s the plan? The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT described their vision in a comprehensive draft report released in January.

Want to know the gist without reading the full 166-page report? Not to worry. ONC also created an informative, easy-to-read infographic.

The infographic starts with a ‘Where We Are’ reality check –- 78% of office-based physicians use an EHR to collect patient data, but only 14% share these electronic findings with other providers.

As you can see, ONC then maps a 10-year journey where we arrive at our final destination, a learning U.S. healthcare system, in 2024. Along the way, they identify important milestones to watch for and show more highlights from their 10 Year Roadmap report:

ONC interoperabilty infographic

Infographic courtesy Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

CareCloud is likewise committed to greater interoperability of EHR and other health IT. In November 2014, we joined the CommonWell Health Alliance, a not-for-profit trade organization working to increase interoperability and access of healthcare data to all providers and the people and populations they serve. The Alliance continues to grow and membership now accounts for 20% of the ambulatory care EHR market and 70% of the acute care EHR market.

Find out more about our journey to greater interoperability in this Q&A with CareCloud Founder and CEO Albert Santalo.