Health Information Management

Ask the expert: What does interoperability mean?

HIM-HIPAA Insider, September 18, 2007

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A: Interoperability allows hospitals to use and share data from distinct healthcare information systems. An interoperable hospital would be one where you could share data with both partners and potentially competing organizations within the healthcare marketplace or across a region.

Editor's note: This Q&A was adapted from an article in the September 2007 issue of Electronic Health Records Briefing. For more information, click here. 



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