Many Healthcare executives say the biggest change and pressure point for interoperability in 2020 and beyond will be around the rules allowing application programming interface (APIs) to access patient records. This could open the door for third party software to help patients access their own health information. This just might be the one of the main defining changes within the health IT space for the next five to 10 years.
However, many people are voicing concerns about patient privacy implications and the potential of enabling more open data sharing with third-party apps. Additionally, many EHRs are against the idea.
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