Health IT focus is on interoperability

Health technology is moving along well, with a number of hospitals having adopted electronic health record systems, but the move toward efficient care coordination and delivery through health IT does not end there, according to Becker’s Hospital Review.

The focus now is on interoperability, which refers to the seamless and secure flow of data between IT systems. The differences in structure, format and meaning of health care data is one of the biggest barriers to true interoperability, Becker’s Hospital Review quoted Pam Matthews, senior director of informatics at the Health Information and Management Systems Society, as saying.

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