Hans Buitendijk, a leader in the effort to develop appropriate standards and guidance across the healthcare industry, speaks with HIMSS Vice President for Informatics Joyce Sensmeier on the topic of standards maturity in healthcare IT. The discussion addresses the current status of interoperability standards adoption and implementation, exactly what is meant by the concept of a mature standard, and recommendations on moving the industry toward efficient development and widespread adoption of truly mature standards for interoperability.
Hans Buitendijk, M.Sc., FHL7
HS Standards & Regulation Manager, Siemens Healthcare
Joyce Sensmeier, MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAAN
Vice President, Informatics, HIMSS