Solutions for interoperability


Interoperability is an ongoing pursuit to improve your ability to receive and send usable data. It is not a once and done thing. This view of Healthcare IT Interoperability is also emphasized in Healthcare IT News. In their paper,"A 10-Year Vision to Achieve an Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure ,the ONC outlines a plan for an interoperable healthcare ecosystem.

The pursuit of increased interoperability as an IT and business architectural goal is ongoing and continually self-improving. In order to start achieving increased interoperability, you have to assess honestly where you stand now and where you want to go.

Where to start

In an enterprise or a single hospital system, one should start with an inventory of business processes, software systems, databases, data standards in use,, reference data files and business partners.