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

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  • January 10 2013, 12:34pm EST

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.

In a new blog posting, Fridsma gives a tutorial on the terms that could serve as good guidance for educating C-level executives and others in an organization grappling with how better to share and use electronic health information.

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