quote: One of the big things mandated is that a clinic's EHR must be interoperable with others
quote: what's really important here is immediate access to your medical information no matter what hospital's ER you suddenly wind up in.
quote: aren't the healthcare providers doing that on their own already?
quote: I don't see the point if it doesn't facilitate faster access to your data to out-of-network hospitals when needed.
quote: However, coming from the for-profit non-healthcare side of things, there is a different and at times backwards mentality of healthcare/not-for-profits. Run like a business, widespread EHRs implementations will succeed.
quote: A not-for-profit practice with 30 FTE providers can do it in 12 weeks flat with the first year costs less than $500,000. That dollar figure is assuming an existing network infrastructure.
quote: Everything is custom, and every clinic is coded independently.