The Health Interoperability Ecosystem

Where do you fit in?

The health interoperability ecosystem comprises individuals, systems and processes that want to share, exchange and access all forms of health information, including discrete, narrative and multimedia. Individuals, patients, providers, hospitals/health systems, researchers, payors, suppliers and systems are potential stakeholders within this ecosystem. Each is involved in the creation, exchange and use of health information and/or data.


An efficient health interoperability ecosystem provides an information infrastructure that uses technical standards, policies and protocols to enable seamless and secure capture, discovery, exchange and utilization of health information.

This definition was created by members of the HIMSS Interoperability & HIE Committee.

To learn more about this group and ways to get involved, visit the HIMSS Interoperability & HIE Community page.