Episode 9: The Future of EHR and Healthcare Interoperability with Drummond Group

Do you remember filing out the same medical questionnaire every time you went to see a specialist? Do you remember when that transitioned to answering questions once, having it documented digitally, and having your providers access one single file? That transition is the core of interoperability in healthcare, and it's just getting started. This week on You Should Know This, I sit down with Lisa Palmer, Principal of Healthcare Compliance Services at the Drummond Group, to discuss the details of interoperability within the EHR market and regulatory compliance, and the future of the integration of healthcare data as a whole.


Clara Mouawad

Clara is the Content Specialist at BCC Research, where she spends her time writing blogs and white papers, designing graphics and thinking up ways BCC can take over the world...like with a podcast.

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Episode Timeline

  • [00:30]Introducing the world of electronic health records, healthcare interoperability and The Drummond Group
  • [01:39]The origins of the Drummond Group in supply chain interoperability and the transition to healthcare
  • [04:36]On what healthcare interoperability is
  • [06:33]The Drummond Group's impact on the ecommerce market
  • [08:10]The history of healthcare, how HER came to be and the changes it brought to healthcare
  • [10:40]Their work and relationship with The Office of National Coordinator for Health and Information Technology (ONC)
  • [12:58]Who Drummond's clients are
  • [14:35]The complexity of healthcare and why change is so slow
  • [16:46]The changes coming to the market in the near future
  • [17:47]What sets The Drummond Group apart in the market
  • [20:02]The health IT market in the next 10-20 years