A whitepaper has been jointly released by the Gary and Mary West Health Institute and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) that describes the need for, and tells stakeholders how to achieve, an interoperable healthcare system.
The product of a February conference that drew more than 1,700 to Washington, the whitepaper, "Igniting an Interoperable Health Care System," tells the medical technology industry that they "must collaborate to
promote the development and adoption of seamlessly interoperable devices."
Interoperability, described as "the ability of systems to exchange information and to use the information that has been exchanged" in the conference materials, can help solve the healthcare crisis.
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— Steve Levy is a contributing editor at Qmed.