- Lack of Clear Path Toward Interoperability
- Increased Costs
- Lack of Oversight
- Patient Privacy at Risk
- Program Sustainability
A: We’re involved in Malaysia and it has the closest thing to what I’d call the Balkanized healthcare system where every enterprise is its own country with its own clinical data definitions. What is it about every one of our hospitals that makes them think they are such a unique and exciting experience that they need to define their own clinical data? And when I see that it drives me crazy, but when you go to other countries, like Malaysia where there are more chains of hospitals, each one reinvents this stuff time and time again. Remember a few years ago when the big, big thing in our industry everybody was talking about was interoperability?
Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media , April 16, 2013