ABSTRACT

Electronic Health Records: Nonfederal Efforts to Help Achieve Health Information Interoperability, Report to Congressional Requesters   [open pdf - 288KB]

From the Highlights: "EHR [electronic health record] interoperability is viewed by many health care stakeholders as a necessary step toward improving health care. However, interoperability has remained limited. Although the federal government plays a key role in guiding movement toward interoperability, many of the actions are to be completed by nonfederal stakeholders. GAO [Government Accountability Office] was asked to review the status of efforts by entities other than the federal government to develop infrastructure that could lead to nationwide interoperability of health information. This report describes the (1) characteristics of selected nonfederal initiatives intended to facilitate EHR interoperability, and (2) key challenges related to EHR interoperability and the extent to which selected nonfederal initiatives are addressing these challenges. GAO interviewed representatives from 18 selected nonfederal initiatives that were frequently mentioned by stakeholders GAO interviewed, and reflected a range of approaches. GAO reviewed documents from these initiatives as well as other published research."

Report Number:
GAO-15-817
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Date:
2015-09-16
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Public Domain
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Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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