Major Tech Companies To Take Steps To Remove Technological Barriers That Impede Patients’ Access To Health Data
Health data is often siloed and doesn't move fluidly through the health system. Improving that communication could save billions of dollars a year, according to some estimates.
The Wall Street Journal:
Tech Giants Pledge To Ease Patient, Provider Access To Health Data
Major tech companies committed Monday to removing technological barriers that have hindered patient and provider access to health-care data online. At a Trump administration event focused on developing more health-care apps, companies including Amazon.com Inc., Alphabet Inc. unit Google and Microsoft Corp. said they would “share the common quest to unlock the potential in health care data, to deliver better outcomes at lower costs.” (McKinnon, 8/13)
Tech Companies Earn White House Praise For Committing To Easier Health Data Access
Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Salesforce and Oracle, along with the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), all pledged their support to improving healthcare data interoperability. The pledges came during Monday's Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference. "Today’s announcements represent a watershed moment toward fostering more innovation in America’s healthcare systems," White House senior advisor Matt Lira said in a statement to The Hill. (Breland, 8/13)