For Telehealth to Succeed, Broad Interoperability Needed
Increased Telehealth Will Reduce US Healthcare Costs
Lifestyle, health and demographic trends in the US are directly contributing to skyrocketing health care costs. The technologies used in telehealth enable more proactive personal health. However, telehealth has not been used to radically improve US healthcare and eliminate unnecessary costs from the healthcare system.
To become a central component of the way we manage health, personal health and medical devices must be fully interoperable with each other and with other information sources. Because broad interoperability has yet to be achieved, it is an emerging priority for health systems and for the medical and IT industries. Learn more about the benefits of telehealth from the Continua Health Alliance. Click "Download Whitepaper" to request the URL to this resource.
EHR / EMR
- Presentation on Patient Safety: Achieving A New Standard for Care (Institute of Medicine Committee on Data Standards for Patient Safety November, 2003)
- The JCAHO Patient Safety Event - Taxonomy: A Standardized Terminology and Classification Schema for Near Misses and Adverse Events