An Overview of Healthcare Interoperability and Key Considerations for Upcoming Challenges

Archived Published: 15 February 2017 ID: G00276465


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While semantic challenges will persist, existing interoperability standards and networks are sufficient for exchanging high-fidelity patient information. As healthcare providers evolve to real-time health systems, CIOs should prepare for more-sophisticated health information exchange.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Healthcare Interoperability Will Continue to Challenge CIOs
    • Interoperability Is a Strategic Imperative
    • The Paradox of Healthcare Interoperability
    • Interfacing, Integration and Interoperability
    • Standards, Networks and Initiatives
      • Interoperability Standards
      • Interoperability Networks
      • Interoperability Initiatives
    • Key Forward-Looking Interoperability Capabilities
      • Prepare for API Redux
      • Plan for Universal Identifiers and the National Patient Identifier
      • Prepare for IoT Interoperability Challenges
      • Leverage Interoperability Networks and Alliances
      • Standardize the Use of Standards
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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