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Could a national portal provide interoperabilty insights to improve patient safety?

from MedCity News

One of the key challenges in health IT is surmounting the data integration issues. For instance, take time discrepancies. Discrepancies between a medical device clock time, the time stamp on an electronic medical record and clock time on a wall can make all the difference if a nurse or physician is trying to gauge the effectiveness of a patient’s therapy. Dr Julian Goldman, who heads up the Medical Device Plug and Play Interoperability Program at Massachusetts General, is leading the charge to set up a national portal in the next three months that would collect information on adverse events and document areas where interoperability could improve patient safety. more

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