Governments and increasingly technology-savvy healthcare consumers are demanding better quality care, cost containment, and improved access, fueling development in mobile connectivity that provides on-demand access and ownership for all personal health information. True integration of health information, however, will require data to be collected along an ever-extending care continuum that currently includes providers, hospitals, physician specialty groups, imaging centers, laboratories, payers, government entities that oversee healthcare entitlements, and patients using personal health devices. The challenge lies in the fact that these stakeholders have historically operated independently, deploying unique IT infrastructures and fragmented patient record systems.
Frost & Sullivan’s new white paper, Moving Beyond the Limitations of Fragmented Solutions, examines the challenges and multiple platforms of interoperability that must be mastered before a true on-demand mobile personal health record (PHR) can be introduced.
Ownership of personal health data is still a very undetermined element [Read more…]