True interoperability moves closer to reality

Think back 20 years, when it was predicted that patients soon wouldn’t have to enter the same information about treatments, conditions, surgeries, medications, and other information physician after physician and visit after visit. Now think about the last time you went to a physician — even for a routine visit. How much paperwork (yes, actual paperwork) did you have to fill out, and how much of this information was actually new to the provider?