ONC's Steven Posnack on Improving Interoperability

There are a couple of areas where interoperability can still be improved, which requires work from both the private and the public sector, said Steven Posnack, MS, MHS, director of the Office of Standards and Technology at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

There are a couple of areas where interoperability can still be improved, which requires work from both the private and the public sector, said Steven Posnack, MS, MHS, director of the Office of Standards and Technology at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, at the US News Hospital of Tomorrow conference.

However, once these technologies are interoperable, there are a multitude of benefits, and likely more which ONC hasn’t even thought of yet, he added.

“There are a lot of different benefits, ranging first and foremost to clinicians having the data available for the right patient at the right time to provide the right care.” Mr Posnack said.