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Newly installed DirectTrust CEO Scott Stuewe has been in the health IT industry for more than two decades, and he’s burnt out on one particular buzzword: interoperability.
“I think the notion of interoperability leaves providers cold,” he told FierceHealthcare during a recent interview. “They don’t understand what that means.”
Now, Stuewe is leading an organization dedicated to solving that very problem. Founded in 2012 by recently departed CEO David Kibbe, DirectTrust is a nonprofit association helping 121 health IT and provider organizations securely exchange health records through a bidirectional “trust framework.” Stuewe, who spent 24 years at Cerner, replaced Kibbe as CEO in July.