EHR—What Should I Know?
What is the elephant in the room?
Non-interoperable EHRs will
further impede access
bycreating proprietary information silos
To be of any value, EMRs must be interoperable &interconnected to EHRs, both ambulatory and clinical
EHRs must be interoperable & interconnected
Without a web of EHRs, there are no Regional HealthInformation Organizations (RHIOs)
The RHIOs all have different architectures
Without RHIOs there is no National Health InformationNetwork (NHIN)3