The State of Healthcare Interoperability

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The number of EHRs an average hospital has

2%

The number of hospitals with a single EHR vendor

52%

Hospitals that can find patient health information electronically

33%

patients need to provide their health information repeatedly

Interoperability for healthcare data systems and devices is vital to exchange critical information and interpret it across the network. It is crucial in healthcare to assist hospitals and healthcare organizations in sharing critical information and coordinating care across disparate avenues interoperably to promote patient-centric care

There are three levels of health information technology interoperability:

Foundational

Health systems are equipped to transmit and receive data, but the system on the receiving end may not be decked up to interpret that information.

Structural

The format of data exchange is defined to govern the syntax of messages, presenting data in pre-described message standards and creating a uniform movement of health information from one system to another.

Semantic

The data is exchanged in an encoded format and which is later normalized. This level of interoperability bridges the technical gaps and creates a common platform for secure, uninterrupted machine-to-machine communication.

The Challenges to Interoperability

  • Numerous EHRs with multiple versions and different interfaces have created the most common model of healthcare data storage a black box model. Due to lack of standards and the basic schema of EHRs every EHR has to tackled separately.

  • Too many applications for separate care initiative such as integration, population health management, and others along with hundreds of other systems used in a hospital setting have created troubles in reconciling the outcomes.

  • Data exchange standards in healthcare are varying with organizations and getting everyone to agree on one way to send and receive data is very hard. Insufficient data standards hinder the flow of data and can lead to unforeseen consequences

  • Manual intensive and Excel-based workflows are reducing the efficiency of operations. Even after getting the data providers have to hunt for useful information across multiple screens and systems, hindering patient care.

  • Increasing cyber attacks in healthcare has warranted a security and confidentiality overhaul to protect the patient health information. As the number of data systems in healthcare grows, ensuring the protection of data as it is exchanged across multiple organizations is becoming a formidable task but important task.

Interoperability with healthcare data platform

Achieving interoperability with healthcare data platform

Siloed data and applications have created complexities in healthcare systems. Battling them needs unification of data and care initiatives on a single flexible platform. The process of establishing interoperability has to be simplified from the beginning by

check_circle Enabling quick data collections via direct APIs and pre-built connectors.

check_circle Creating a unified healthcare data layer.

check_circle Ensuring the standardization of data.

check_circle Having smart patient matching in place to generate Enterprise Master Patient Index.

check_circle Enabling data exchange via industry-governed standards such as TCP/IP, SFTP, FTP, HL7, HISP, FHIR.

check_circle Ensure security with HIPAA-compliant methodologies.

Establishing Interoperability with the Healthcare Data Platform

Pre-built connectors to 200+
healthcare data systems & apps

Code-free integration to 55+
EHRs and 15+ data formats

RESTful API-driven data
exchange

60+ data quality checks

One-click export to HL7 and CDA

SQL-based querying

Resources

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