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We've written a lot about the interoperability problem in FierceHealthIT--in fact, I wrote about it in this space just last month. In that column, I outlined many of the barriers to interoperability and the consequences of not sharing healthcare data.
It's easy to talk about the barriers, frankly. A bit tougher to offer actionable strategies for moving closer to a day when data and information flow freely across systems.
In FierceHealthIT's latest free eBook, Interoperability: The Path To Management and Standardizing Health Data, we explore some of the ways healthcare organizations across the U.S. are tackling the issue--sharing healthcare data not only with each other but also with their patients, leading to better care, reducing costly duplicative testing and meeting data-sharing requirements of the Meaningful Use incentive program. Read more...
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