When it comes to the healthcare industry, interoperability has to do with the capability of disparate computer and software systems to exchange and share data from a range of vital sources, including laboratories, clinics, pharmacies, hospitals, and medical practices. All attempts at interoperability must inherently begin by recognizing the starting point of what makes everything so tricky: EHRs consist of a series of disparate systems built in silos that are suddenly being asked to work together for the good of the patient. (Source: Luis Castillo. The State of Interoperability in Healthcare. Forbes Technology Council. May 31, 2018.) It’s only now, in an era of value-based care where every aspect of an organization is being scrutinized like never before, that administrators are starting to rethink whether the systems they have in place act as a hindrance to overall care. (Ibid.)
The industry’s #1 specialty pharmacy technology and experts, Therigy, hosted a webinar to explore current trends of interoperability within the industry and provided actionable insights for pharmacy leaders to help achieve the exchange of and sharing of data between their pharmacy operation/care management systems and their EMR on Tuesday, October 16, 2-3pm EDT.
Speakers covered analytics and tools that tap into every aspect of the clinical experience and deploy insightful, immediate diagnostic suggestions to physicians on robust, multi-function care delivery systems creating a patient experience unlike any we’ve seen before.
- Why specialty patient outcomes can be enhanced through coordination and integration of care and therapy management activities.
- Current role and uses of various systems (dispensing systems, electronic medical records, electronic pharmacy records/care management systems), existing limitations and the need for system interoperability.
- Dispensing system/care management system interoperability case study.
- Pathway to a meaningful pharmacy system integration with Health System EMRs and the benefits for specialty pharmacy management.