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.
- Our Resources for Interoperability When performing requirements analysis, what factors limit interoperability?
- Increasing Interoperability Through LOINC Standardized Coding
Data standards and standardized terminologies that help achieve interoperability
- UCUM : Standardized Units of Measure
Increasing requirements for interoperability between clinical information systems impacts budgets for IT architectural expenditures. Operational budgets need to take precedence, planning needs to occur at the CIO's level continually.