The business case for interoperability

Journal of Health & Medical Informatics

ISSN: 2157-7420

Open Access

The business case for interoperability

2nd International Conference on Health Informatics and Technology

July 27-29, 2015 Valencia, Spain

Mark Stevens1 and Salim Kizaraly2

Posters-Accepted Abstracts: J Health Med Informat

Abstract :

The goal of health information exchange (HIE) is to bring together a large array of healthcare information and records about the patient from across the entire continuum of care, and to improve the quality and coordination of care for patients while reducing healthcare costs. Those records include lab results, medications, allergies, conditions and various reports that are generated by physicians, hospitals, and specialists at the time of care. HIE brings together all the patient information and clinical records from a variety of disparate systems in a complete, timely and accurate record Ô?? in order to provide a comprehensive and collaborative care over time. As the healthcare world becomes interconnected, the need to scale the infrastructure will be critical, as more and more data will flow in and out of more systems and devices, in a more real time fashion as ever before. While Ô??Big DataÔ?Ł has been present in some areas of healthcare (e.g. biotech or genomics), healthcare is, as an industry, just starting to scratch the surface of how to process, make sense and optimally utilize the vast amount of information coming our way. This presentation will focus on the value proposition in healthcare for interoperability - the exchange of electronic data between disparate systems, and includes real-time Use Cases, an examination of challenges and opportunities, a comparative view of current product and service offerings and a look into the future of interoperability for the U.S. and around the World. The presenters have combined over four decades of experience in health IT, including technology development, deployment, management, product sales & marketing and public policy advocacy.

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