Medical record exchange is an area where many technical challenges have been addressed. A big factor in the inability of medical record exchange is the hospitals themselves. They block information and APIs. Bruce Fryer recently had two experiences getting medical records and shares what he found.
Health IT standards and health APIs are going to change how patients access their data, according to HealthITInteroperability. A recent demonstration at the Regenstrief Institute showed how patient data can be aggregated and merged from disparate data sources according to the new FHIR standard.