A variety of pressures have caused the health information technology industry to settle for easy information exchange that mucks up workflow and doesn’t improve care coordination. It’s time to aim higher.

The healthcare IT industry is quick to latch onto buzz words, and after a while, we glibly use them in conversation with little regard for nuances in meaning. Interoperable is definitely one of those words. It speaks of the ability for a provider to use an information system to seamlessly share data with other providers’ information systems.

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