Hundreds of healthcare’s brightest minds gathered virtually for Cerner Health Conference (CHC) 2020. Industry leaders from around the globe shared how their organizations are responding to the ongoing COVID-19 virus and how this pandemic has highlighted the need for major improvements in interoperability. Interoperability in healthcare is the ability of two or more systems to exchange health information in a secure and timely manner, so that it can be used to optimize health outcomes for individuals and populations. Advancing interoperability is an essential piece of every healthcare organization’s strategy moving forward to guarantee safe, effective, and individualized care to patients.
Many patients receive care from multiple providers working for different healthcare systems or private practices. If a provider does not have access to the entirety of a patient’s health record due to a lack of interoperability between healthcare systems, there is a higher chance of medical errors and readmission. The efficient flow of patient data between systems and organizations is vital to the improvement of patient outcomes.
Interoperability between digital solutions and health records optimizes clinician workflow and enables seamless access of patient data. Groove Health’s recent integration into Cerner’s EHR allows for full interoperability between the Groove Health clinical portal and patient records. Now, as users enter information into the Groove Health app, that data gets synced in real-time to the Groove Health clinical portal that’s embedded in Cerner. This eliminates unnecessary steps for clinicians and gaps in patient data. As healthcare technology continues to innovate and raise the standard for interoperability, our team at Groove Health is staying ahead of the curve.