Why Interoperability Matters

Report Why Interoperability Matters
Author American Hospital Association
Year Published 2015
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While health IT tools are essential for building the care system of the future, and hospitals are making significant ongoing investments, too often, the tools are expensive, unwieldy and do not yet support easy information sharing. The current inability for electronic systems to speak the same language to one another and to efficiently and correctly transmit information – to be interoperable – is among the most pressing issues facing health care stakeholders today.

For more information visit the American Hospital Association interoperability webpage.