Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media , June 23, 2015
For patients to get the medical data they deserve in a way the HIPAA Omnibus law says they deserve it, they need to demand that providers cut the red tape. Whether they will do so remains to be seen.
- An organization should be able to securely extract patient records while maintaining granularity of structured data.
- An authorized user can transmit all or a portion of a patient record to another clinician who uses a different EHR or to a personal health record of the patient’s choosing without losing the existing structured data.
- An organization in a distributed/decentralized health information exchange can accept programmatic requests for copies of a patient record from an external EHR and return records in a standard format.
- An organization can move all its patient records to a new EHR.
- An organization can embed encapsulated functionality within their EHR using an application programming interface. Goals: access specific data items, manipulate them, and then store a new value.