John Lynn comments on the frequent calls for globalized healthcare data, in which information is recorded and sent in a standardized way. He explains that while this is not feasible, the sharing of healthcare information can be improved if healthcare organizations have visibility into systems such as EHRs:
The most we can hope for is interoperability of data. This is an achievable goal and will happen. Healthcare data is going to be exchanged between providers. In the relatively near future a doctor will have access to a patient’s entire medical record whenever they need it. This will be a sea change in how it works today.