Interoperability is the healthcare buzzword of the moment, but let's look at the word, what it means, and what we are truly trying to achieve in health IT.
It's time for complete cooperation between vendors of hardware and software solutions to increase interoperability with EHRs sooner than later.
The main themes of this year's conference were the ongoing quest toward interoperability among EHRs and other systems, plus HIPAA security and mobility.
Health information exchanges (HIE) can improve care coordination. They're also helping providers meet challenging Stage 2 requirements for CMS' meaningful use program.