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Quick Tips Towards Digital Health Innovation With EHR

EHR is an important electronic interface used by the clinicians that can enable them to enhance the data-driven outcomes for the predictable future. And with the intensifying interoperability data plays a very crucial role for healthcare professionals as it lets them offer the best suitable treatment at a quicker rate without wasting any time over basic investigations. Furthermore, with EHR systems data can be accessed by the healthcare systems and professionals regardless of their geographies. 


EHR (electronic health record) Integration Services is the acceptance of digital health technology over the upward trajectory that is expected will further boost healthcare in forthcoming days. This is owing to the factor that the EHR integration leverages as well as enables getting the insights and data from the digital health tools for providing adequate information, operational and financial guidance alerts to opportunities and risks at the point of care.

Moreover, a research report by The Insight Partners states that the growth of the market is mainly owing to factors such as accurate & up-to-date patient data, an increase in adoption of EHR and reduced healthcare cost in long term.

How can you achieve successful EHR Integration?

  • Accomplish Functional Integration

Standards facilitate the exchange of electronic health information, to accomplish integration and health systems requiring the will to declare the administrative and technical challenges. Health systems are taking the steps to use the standards and tools for making the regular characteristic of the encounter screen in EHR.

  • Rules & Regulations

Healthcare IT leaders have encouraged the use of common exchange standards to regulate the exchange of electronic health information. HIPAA considers this concept into law and enhanced it in the HIPAA transaction standards.

Health systems are extensively accepting the FHIR standard, building the HL7 standard and exchange the health of information. Additionally, SMART on FHIR platform and CDS hooks specification made substantial developments in delivering the framework for real-time exchange of the information of health.

Challenges faced by EHR Integration Service providers:

Two major challenges faced by EHR integration service providers include:

Administrative Challenges

Healthcare integration challenges include the absence of willingness amongst the key players (vendors, insurers and health systems) for working in the integration. Some of the resistance stems from the precise exceptions:

  • Complexity in integrating the third-party sources: As many of the vendors are finding difficulty in integrating various third-party sources in EHR as the exceptions to integration. Various customer and business platforms declare this accessibility problem by allowing the user to organize the interface to see and deliver alerts got information relevant to them.
  • Security and privacy challenges: State privacy and rules for security and HIPAA require limitations to make sure that the health systems are appropriately used and reveal protected health information (PHI).
  • Steps are taken by organizations to endure HIPAA compliance, therefore, the requirements are not showing the substantial barrier to the integration of EHR in suitable cases. 

Technical Challenges

The requirement for healthcare digital integration is receiving providers to accept EHRs and the same high-speed broadband internet connectivity was the requirement of various internet-based services. EHR systems are extensively in place and the data showing the finding, receiving and sending the electronic health information occurring at the important rates. Integration, therefore, includes the precise technical challenges are complex than receiving and sending information.



Tags Electronic Health Record (EHR) Digital Health Healthtech HIPPAA PHI Data

Neha Pandey

Aware of her elements, Neha writes the best articles across industries including electronics & semiconductors, automotive & transportation and food & beverages. Being from the finance background she has the ability to understand the dynamics of every industry and analyze the news updates to form insightful articles. Neha is an energetic person interested in music, travel, and entertainment. Since past 5 years, she written extensively on sectors like technology, finance and healthcare.

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