[PLUG-TALK] About the medical software you see in your physician's office

John Jason Jordan johnxj at gmx.com
Sun Dec 23 07:28:08 PST 2018


On Sun, 23 Dec 2018 06:07:34 -0800 (PST)
Rich Shepard <rshepard at appl-ecosys.com> dijo:

>What an ordeal for all involved! With consolidation in all industries,
>including the health care industry, what are pragmatic options to
>resolve some of these serious issues?

If there needs to be interoperability but the commercial entities
involved refuse to create same, then you need to force them to do so,
i.e., laws. Given the attitude of current federal lawmakers, it seems
unlikely that this can be done in Washington DC. But if even a couple
states require it, Epic and their fellow travelers will have to comply
and, once their software has been made compatible it will become easy
for them to make that form of their software available everywhere. You
just need to find a powerful enough pressure point.


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