The Foundations of Interoperability: Perspectives from the Nursing Informatics Community and IHE

May 2017

Presented by:

Catherine Ivory, PhD, RNC-OB, RN-BC, Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University, HIMSS Nursing Informatics Committee Member
Denise Maxwell-Downing, MS, BSN, RN, CNOR, Perioperative Informatics Nurse Specialist, AORN Syntegrity, Inc.

As the first of a two-part series, explore the foundations of Interoperability along with its benefits and challenges to the health care system. Interoperability is a prevalent topic in Health IT as healthcare organizations are discovering best practices for data exchange. In this joint collaboration between the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community and IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) Community, viewers will have the opportunity to see Interoperability in the works from both community’s perspectives.

Catherine Ivory is a certified informatics nurse and researcher with a particular interest in using standards to increase the value of nursing documentation for evidence-based practice and research. Denise Maxwell-Downing has been an RN for 25 years, with 15 years as a perioperative RN in a variety of bedside and leadership roles, and 6 years as a trauma/surgical ICU RN.

This webinar discusses the following objectives:

  1. Define Interoperability
  2. Discuss the current state of standards organizations
  3. Identify the benefits and challenges to Interoperability
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