While robots are not yet mainstream in healthcare, strides are being made in implementing the technology.
With numerous health systems experiencing mergers and acquisitions, interoperability and health information management have presented a significant barrier toward optimal care delivery and improved patient outcomes. The integrity of patient data can be threatened when patient records converged from different electronic health record (EHR) systems can’t be correctly matched and linked.
Many of the actions identified in the GAO report are related to critical actions needed within healthcare organizations that fall under the purview of information governance.
A recent white paper from The Pew Charitable Trusts introduces key actions that could advance progress on the decades-old topic of patient record matching.