EHR interoperability has long been an elusive goal in health care, impeded by technical complexity and proprietary commercial interests, writes Sally Buta. Federal legislation now demands interoperability and bans data blocking, and while some groups are making progress, "a culture of collaboration instead of competition, among both health IT vendors and provider organizations," is needed, writes Buta, chief technology officer and co-founder of PatientKeeper.
Patient health should come before proprietary interests
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