12 Jan Bold claim: ‘an operating system for the entire healthcare industry’
One school of thought suggests that interoperability between electronic health records systems is not a technological problem, rather it’s a business model and political matter.
Regardless, it remains a monster problem that many parties are working to solve, from high-powered policymakers to high-tech entrepreneurs.
“EHRs have become roach motels,” said par8o CEO Daniel Palastrant, MD evoking the old Black Flag insect trap commercial. “The data goes in but it’s really hard to get it out.”
To be clear: This is not another story about blame. Palestrant, in fact, stopped short of pointing fingers at any specific EHR vendor —perhaps because par8o doesn’t exactly need their cooperation.
Palestrant, founder and former CEO of online physician community SERMO, is officially unveiling par8o as a new company on Monday at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco — and, in so doing, touting par8o as “an operating system for the entire healthcare industry.”