For years, data-driven healthcare organizations have strived to use interoperability to support efforts to improve care, lower costs, and enhance the delivery of care. Thoughtful strategies have been employed to support better, faster, and more meaningful data sharing. However, these are not without challenges. organizations that have not begun the interoperability journey, there may be questions on how to start or what obstacles to avoid. The HIMSS Clinical and Business Intelligence Committee spoke with three organizations in different stages of the data sharing journey and asked them to share some key insights into their experiences, including:
- How do organizations define “interoperability”?
- Why do organizations share data and how does it provide value?
- What are some of the barriers to interoperability?
- How are organizations developing interoperability strategies?