Interoperability: A Recap from HIMSS 2006

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  • Interoperability between enterprises was the dominant theme.
  • Granularity is a key characteristic of interoperability and defines how both vendors and users can deploy a new application within a system.
  • The national HIT initiatives are focusing on inter-enterprise interoperability potentially at the expense of intra-enterprise interoperability.
  • This shift may lock out best of breed vendors of advanced workflow, process and decision support functions within the enterprise.