Key Thoughts from an Epic VP on New Share Everywhere Release

Last week, Epic announced a new product that caught the eye of many in the industry. Share Everywhere allows patients to open their medical records to any provider with internet access, regardless of whether they have an EHR.

It’s an interesting development that has key interoperability implications. The issue of data access and exchange has been a historic challenge that’s been pushed more into the healthcare industry’s limelight since Meaningful Use requirements were passed in the 2009 HITECH Act. Many providers place blame on vendors. Companies have been accused of everything from information-blocking to misrepresenting software capabilities. Still, vendors have been slowly pushing toward interoperability with efforts like The Sequoia Project’s Carequality project, a public-private collaborative that promotes interoperability.

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