Everything is awesome! Or, COVID is raging, our political system is imploding, and information overload is so bad in the health policy space that we are resorting to handfuls of Halloween candy in September. This is why The Lego Movie theme song Everything is Awesome is the perfect backdrop for our thoughts today. The irony is that we are featuring a blog post that is quietly awesome — drafted by people who seem to be well-rested and thinking clearly. On September 8, 2023, a succinct post called To Advance Interoperability, Look to Market-Based Strategies, was published in the Forefront section of Health Affairs. The co-authors explain that managed care contracts — whether for private or public sector health system purposes — should include compliance with federal interoperability policy as a term in their agreements. And then, before anyone’s eyes could glaze over, the blog post provides TWO EXAMPLES of how to do just that. A crazy and unanticipated bit of practical help on how to mandate both flexible and specific interoperability requirements so that the private sector can achieve seamless connectivity, data integration, and cost containment. No sugar high needed to get through this blog post because everything is cool when you’re part of a [private-public sector] team.
September 15, 2023 | 2 min read
September 15, 2023
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