computers_connect_1 - usedAre some IT vendors and healthcare facilities going out of their way to inhibit the smooth sharing of medical records? That’s the perspective of the New York Times editorial board in a recently published editorial. Learn more in this article from Becker’s Hospital Review.

The sharing of medical records is critical to the healthcare continuum, but information transfers are still being blocked too often and too easily, suggested the New York Times editorial board in an editorial published last week.

The NYT editorial board’s opinion isn’t necessarily a new one — reasons for the dearth of information sharing have been frequently discussed in recent months, with much of the conversation centered on the lack of an economic incentive to share records. Vendors, according to some, aren’t allowing for the easy sharing of information because it isn’t in their best interest, and they don’t gain any profit of any kind from doing so.

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