solutions for interoperability


Interoperability is an ongoing pursuit to improve your existing state of affairs. It is certainly not a once and done thing. Healthcare IT News also underlines this view of Healthcare IT Interoperability. In a paper by the ONC "A 10-Year Vision to Achieve an Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure they outline a plan for an interoperable healthcare ecosystem.

You are never completely done. It is an ongoing pursuit and an IT and business architectural goal. 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, data models, software systems, databases, data standards in use, reference data files, and business partners.