Health providers and electronic medical records become interoperable

Federal agencies’ electronic medical records are about to get a lot more interoperable with private sector health providers. Agencies like DoD and VA are already members of eHealth Exchange, the country’s biggest health information exchange network. But they’ve now reached legal agreements that will let them start using a much broader health interoperability framework. That’ll add another 20 networks to the federal interoperability picture. Alan Swenson is executive director of Carequality, the nonprofit that runs the framework. He talked with Federal News Network’s Deputy Editor Jared Serbu.