Fragmented patient records scattered about disparate healthcare providers is the major disconnect in a healthcare industry on the precipice of transformation. With a shift from Fee-For-Service (FFS) to Value-based Care and Episode-based payment fee schedules, the creation of a new model is vital to the patient and to the industry at large. Without true interoperability between health information systems from a technological, state-regulatory, and economic standpoint, the patient will continue to bear the brunt of adverse health and financial outcomes. The advent and continuous maturation of technologies like FHIR Resources and Private Blockchain Networks have provided us the infrastructural tools required to liberate Personal Health Information from closed exchanged networks. Our presentation spotlights how detrimental the lack of interoperability is to the American healthcare system and proposes the concept of a Patient-Centric Health Information Exchange.
Discuss the adverse impact on the American health system and consumer caused by disparate health information systems
Define a patient-centric architecture that utilizes technologies including Private Blockchain and FHIR resources to liberate PHI
Recognize state and federal regulatory considerations pertinent to standing-up the solution and promoting mass adoption
Recognize future state of health information exchange, new stakeholder dynamics, and economic incentivization to reallocate profit-pools