PODCAST: A New Universal Bus for Healthcare Data Exchange

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PODCAST: A New Universal Bus for Healthcare Data Exchange

In the following RosettaHealth podcast interview, Buff Colchagoff, CEO of RosettaHealth, discusses a recent article he authored for HIE Answers titled, “Healthcare CIOs: Your Health Exchange Problems Solved with a Universal Bus for Healthcare,” and much more.  

There was a time when we shared digital information through good old-fashioned floppy disks, which started us on a path for ubiquitous data transfer. From there, two game changing innovations for data transfer came about: USB drives, and ultimately, cloud-based solutions like Dropbox to send, share, and receive data.

Now, information flows freely and safely between our devices and our organizations thanks to innovation and evolution.

However, in the healthcare arena, this ability to seamlessly exchange data has not been easy, especially when it comes to patient records. Gaining access to and transporting patient data remains difficult when critical health information lives on different systems that are not interoperable.

Thankfully, innovative cloud-based solutions can now serve as the next-generation “universal bus” for clinical information exchange. These revolutionary SaaS solutions aim to mitigate some of the biggest challenges of electronic health record sharing – data access and interoperability.

The new solutions can send and receive medical information, and maintain connections with other health providers no matter what systems they are using. Furthermore, these cloud-based innovations achieve this without expensive custom interfaces, but by utilizing a suite of standards-based protocols, including HL7 V2, REST, FHIR, XDR, XDS, XCA, NwHIN, and Direct Secure Messaging.

The healthcare arena has been dealing with the challenge of effectively sharing patient data for many years. Fortunately, there are now solutions that are as simple to use as a USB or Dropbox to connect the whole world of healthcare.

Interested in learning more about how the new “universal bus” for clinical information exchange can help your organization breakdown today’s health data walls?  Please contact Buff here, or sign up for a 30-day free trial of RosettaHealth here.   

 

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