The differences in structure, format and meaning of healthcare data is one of the biggest barriers to true interoperability, which is why having standards and specifications in place to support information exchange is essential. Ensuring that software vendors and industry initiatives are working together for the advancement of interoperability is also important.
The healthcare industry is attempting to remove barriers to interoperability and implement the necessary technology infrastructure in various ways. Here is a snapshot of some of the initiatives that have been established.
Via Andrew Spong