Friday, July 08, 2005

What is Interoperability??

NAHIT Receives Widespread Endorsement for 'Interoperability' Definition by Scott Weier, iHealthBeat editor July 08, 2005
More than 35 major health care organizations have endorsed the National Alliance for Health Information Technology's recently finalized definition of "interoperability." NAHIT originally proposed its definition in March and since then revised the definition based on feedback it received. NAHIT late last year convened a group of health care IT experts from across the industry to propose a "high-consensus" definition of interoperability. Barry Blumenthal, a physician at Partners Healthcare System and a participant in the interoperability project team, said that "the key to developing a definition that resonates across the industry was the experience and decisiveness of senior executives from across health care who dedicated their time and energy to resolving this very important issue." The revised definition looks a lot like the definition proposed in March:

Old definition: Interoperability is the ability of different information technology systems, software applications and networks to communicate, to exchange data accurately, effectively and consistently, and to use the information that has been exchanged.

Revised definition: In health care, interoperability is the ability of different information technology systems and software applications to communicate, to exchange data accurately, effectively and consistently, and to use the information that has been exchanged.

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