Interoperability represents the future of healthcare. From enabling easier data exchange to improving patient care, hospitals, IDNs, RHIOs, laboratories, pharmacies and others across the healthcare ecosystem must work together to establish and enforce the standards and privacy provisions necessary to succeed. (Initiatesystems.com) many healthcare staff who discusses interoperability does so in terms of eventually enabling health information exchange within a RHIO before CIOs freely share their patients’ data, they must ensure that the data remains secure and the facility remains compliant with HIPAA and other regulations. Interoperability is very critical to integrating data from disparate systems to support EHR’s.
The migration path is very important in the EHR acquisition. It is getting clinicians to perform data entry and building and achieving adoption of clinical decision support systems.(Latour, 2009) While you construct a migration path, identifying applications, technology, and operational elements all lead to a successful adoption of HIT . Once you
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