How personal experience shaped Dr. John Halamka’s view of healthcare interoperability

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It's no secret that Dr. John Halamka, CIO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, has strong opinions concerning certain matters in health IT; he’s been very outspoken about meaningful use, for example. As it turns out, personal experiences have played a major role in shaping some of Dr. Halamka’s opinions – specifically those on healthcare interoperability and data sharing.

In this interview, learn how:

  1. The lack of data sharing led to complications when his mother broke her hip in 2011
  2. Interoperability helped him monitor symptoms when his 22-year-old daughter fell ill
  3. We can improve patient care with increased communication

Interoperability and data sharing is key

  • "Data should be available from doctors' offices and pharmacies so that hospitals get the medications right as you come in, and as you leave and go back to the community." John Halamka, M.D.

Watch our interview now to learn from one of the industry’s most influential CIOs.