Disclaimer: PACS employee for state wide health system here...
Calling Bullshit here that it's as 'easy as a call to the Hospital Administrator'.
I agree with your calling BS on that story.
I used to work in a hospital IT department, and what the AC above said is spot on. Heck, it's hard enough for the typical hospital to get some kind of interoperability between their own PACS system and their own EMR and their own pharmacy.
The article says some NFL commish called some hospital CEO, but it doesn't make it clear exactly what he was asking for.
If the article is implying that the hospital's CEO ordered EMR interoperability between the NFL and the hospital and got that to happen, I got a bridge to sell to a whole bunch of people.
I suspect that what the NFL wanted was to have the hospital to send over the players records in some form without having to jump through the usual time-consuming hoops, such as getting the player to sign some HIPPA release forms. And I bet they also wanted the hospital to assign VIP status to those records.
For those that don't know, major hospitals flag celebrity, VIP, and politician medical records. Every single access to a VIP EMR causes a flag report to be sent for investigation. Looking at one of those records is the fastest way there is to get fired from a hospital.