recent analysis offers six key observations discussing the state of interoperability, an oft-debated subject of interest among healthcare providers, federal regulators, and the vendors that provide solutions.

“Definitions of interoperability vary, and the term is often used interchangeably — and incorrectly — with data exchange. What interoperability is not — and what data exchange is — is the sending and receiving of information from other systems or platforms. Email does that. Interoperability is the ability of disparate IT systems to send and receive data seamlessly, interpret that data and display the information in a readable, usable format, and add to the longitudinal patient record.”

Get the full report at Becker’s Hospital Review.