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Health2047’s CEO Dr. Doug Given Talks Integrated Innovation

Conquering EHR interoperability is high on the to-do list of many in healthcare—from the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) draft guidance for developers to Health and Human Services’ (HHS’) calling on large EHR vendors to pledge improved data sharing. But is all this talk about tackling interoperability just that? Where is the substance? Better yet, where are the healthcare providers?

To achieve interoperability, it’s going to take more than health-tech developers to play by the rules and get along. After all, it’s healthcare providers who have to use the technology to amend U.S. healthcare’s ills. To do that effectively, they can’t be just handed the problems without playing a part in developing the solutions—at least, that’s what Health2047’s Dr. Doug Given believes…