DICOM Grid attended an important conference at the Department of Health and Human Services all about consumers (that means you!) and Blue Button.
The crux of the conference was that innovation in access and interoperability is leading to dramatic improvements in healthcare.
We sat in on a special breakout session to learn how providers could more easily incorporate Blue Button access protocols into their practices and institutions.
Ellen Makar, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Consumer e-Health, Adam Dole, a Presidential Innovation Fellow, and Mat Kendall, a senior official at the Office of Provider Adoption Support led the session.
There were some important takeaways that are relevant for our customers:
We are focused on imaging, which is just now coming to the fore in the discussion on Meaningful Use. We are working with HIEs and private providers to solve the interoperability part of the equation for imaging and related data.
For those of you who are trying to navigate this new world of interoperability and data access, please contact us. We have innovative ways to make it easier than ever to give patients access to data and to let new patients share with you.
We salute Health IT Week and are proud to participate.