AirStrip calls for end of data blocking as part of National Health IT Week
Health information technology (HIT) plays a crucial role in improving healthcare delivery, but the practice of data blocking is denying patients the best care possible. As a partner in National Health Information Technology (NHIT) Week, which starts today and runs through September 30, mobile interoperability leader AirStrip is calling for change.
"HIT must be integrated and interoperable to support optimal patient outcomes, and the Internet of Things (IoT) is well-positioned to help the healthcare industry advance," AirStrip CEO and Chairman of the Board Alan Portela said. "The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) can help us identify what works and what needs to change, but other elements must also be in place to truly drive progress."
To start, Portela called on vendors to end data blocking.