A Path Toward Further Clinical and Administrative Data Integration
Today, patients, caregivers, and clinicians struggle with information exchange barriers due to the separation of clinical and administrative data. The effect of this is especially clear in the case of prior authorization, where inefficient information exchange can significantly delay or obstruct patient access to treatment and payment for healthcare services. Clinicians also report that finding and exchanging information for prior authorization is a major source of burden. To structure its recommendations, the ICAD Task Force developed a series of guiding principles to make sure the recommendations addressed the gaps between the present and ideal state.