Interoperability, From the Patient’s Perspective

Setting a bit of Context

  • Most patients have no idea what that it is and no idea they need it
  • We experience roadblocks and often don’t know why
    • Often don’t try to solve them or try to help
    • We just excuse ourselves from participation
    • Because we just don’t understand
  • I’ve managed Allergies & Asthma for years and… even I didn’t understand
    • Background as CIO for a global company… I didn’t see interoperability issues
  • Reality is… most of us don’t do our part in healthcare and we don’t know it
    • I’m a decent example of the ignorance that needs guidance


2015, Aug