ONC Chief Don Rucker on the Current State and 'Next Frontier' of Interoperability

Healthcare has been striving for the Holy Grail of sweeping, seamless, semantic interoperability for a very long time. Progress has been achieved over the past decade, but it's been in fits and starts, and after many years of well-meaning policy prescriptions, too many major stakeholders – whether they're health systems, payers or vendors – still cling to old ways of doing business and often jealously guard the data they've amassed.

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