Sorting Out the Differences between ‘Interoperability’ and ‘HIE’

The words “interoperability” and “health information exchange” often are used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing, says Doug Fridsma, M.D., chief science officer in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Exchange.

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Comments (1)
I'm surprised that it takes a venue of a white paper to tell us something that is very obvious - interoperability and information exchange, is pretty clearly stated in the words themselves and I don't see where they could be used interchangeably. If I am speaking French, and you are speaking Chinese - we might think we are transferring the same information, but it doesn't take a white paper to know that's not a fact. There are just too many white papers in this business dribbling over the word "is" and what author meant it to be.
Posted by DENNIS G | Thursday, January 10 2013 at 1:54PM ET
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