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00:07 — Oracle’s acquisition of Cerner includes the aim to build a secure national repository for all medical records, a goal that will inevitably face technical and political challenges.
01:01 — It’s in a healthcare provider’s best interest to keep data behind its own walled garden rather than be interoperable.
02:05 — Syntax and semantics are very different levels of interoperability, since terminology between practices can vary drastically.
02:56 —Institutional and professional resistance, government red tape, and semantic interoperability all stand in the way of Oracle’s designs to streamline the complex web of healthcare data.
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