Don Rucker, Chief Strategy Officer at 1upHealth and former national coordinator at ONC, recently shared key insights into consolidating clinical data shedding light on modern solutions for healthcare workflows. The discussion highlighted the challenge of historically separating financial and clinical data streams in healthcare and discussed innovative approaches promising a revolution in information sharing.
Tracing the evolution of healthcare technology from the ’80s automation of blood tests to the introduction of FHIR in 2010, Don highlighted its impact on data sharing for a patient-centric approach. The interview covers lessons from clinical data workflow implementation, the role of communication protocols, and the importance of payers accessing clinical data in computable formats for efficiency.
For more on FHIR and the future of healthcare data integration, you can read the full interview on the Integrated Healthcare Executive site.