The biggest barrier to physicians having the most complete medical history for their patients at every point of patient care is the lack of interoperability among information systems. This prevents electronic health records and data from other systems from following a patient.
A manual, time-consuming process is required to bring this information together. However, this is one of those pivotal moments when the healthcare industry has an opportunity to take what has been learned over the last year and identify and fix the underlying problems that plague the healthcare and life sciences community, said Pat Combes, worldwide technical leader, healthcare and life sciences, at Amazon Web Services.
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