WTF is the deal with healthcare interoperability, and why has it taken so long to build a healthcare internet that works for all of us? In our first episode of What the Fax, Healthcare, Carm Huntress talks with CareJourney President and former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra about the years-long journey to make healthcare data available to patients and providers.
Aneesh connects the dots from 2009 to today — from the earliest conversations about electronic health records, to the Blue Button program, to the 21st Century Cures Act, to future advances in AI and health information fiduciaries — helping us all better understand where we are today and how we got here.
- The early days of electronic health records and data sharing (1:41)
- Incentivizing interoperability (8:59)
- Pushing the blue button (15:14)
- Has the investment of venture capital paid off? (23:04)
- Building a dedicated health internet and the birth of Project Argonaut (26:00)
- The role of the 21st Century Cures Act (38:03)
- Key takeaways from the early days of TEFCA (47:40)
- Looking ahead to the future of interoperability (54:29)
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