US Gov’t Report Says Health IT Infrastructure Impedes Competition

“Health IT infrastructure often facilitates anticompetitive practices in healthcare, such as blocking clinical information exchange between providers or not supporting regional information sharing, according to a report released this week by HHS and the Departments of Treasury and Labor.”

“At the root of this anticompetitive impact is the lack of interoperability among health IT systems, which hampers patient mobility and stymies competition among providers, judged the report, Reforming America’s Healthcare System Through Choice and Competition.”

“The report identified a number of barriers to health IT interoperability…” Read the full article here.

Source: US Gov’t Report Says Health IT Infrastructure Impedes Competition – By Fred Donovan, December 5, 2018. HITInfrastructure.

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