Cardiologists release data for smoother EHR interoperability

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association released key data elements for management of patients with acute coronary syndromes and coronary artery disease. New standards should help compare data from different studies and promote interoperability and how electronic health records can be applied, in addition to facilitating the adoption of research to clinical practice, according to a joint announcement released this week. 

The findings were published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology as part of the "continuing effort of the ACC and AHA to standardize terminology and help improve transfer of health data for research initiatives, clinical registries, structured reporting, and use within EHRs to enhance effective communication among health care professionals." Article