Morris Panner is CEO of Ambra Health, makers of the leading cloud-based, medical image management suite.
It’s not unusual for patients to feel powerless in the domain of health care. Records, charts, imaging, test results and other health data have often been kept at arm’s length, with the main way to get this information being through a doctor or nurse’s explanation of it. While more persistent patients may find a way to get their hands on the information they want, it’s frequently with some difficulty.
However, I’ve noticed that health care is rapidly becoming a much more consumer-driven enterprise, as patients — especially millennials and younger patients who are used to having easy digital access to information — have begun to desire more access to their health information. In response, many health care providers are wisely prioritizing interoperability as a way of connecting different health care systems and