Competition between Cerner and Epic is well known in the health care industry. True interoperability will not be achieved until competitors put aside their differences and work together. Like I said in a previous post, the Sequoia Group has garnered a great deal of interest among EMR vendors who want to utilize the Carequality Interoperability Framework.
Carequality is a collaborative effort to provide real progress toward interoperability. One thing that struck me as highly beneficial, is the fact that the Framework is general, it can be used with any stakeholder and can grow with future changes in health information technology (Van Dyke, 2015).
Epic is involved with this initiative and Cerner is not. I believe Carequality is