HIMSS18: 3 trends to improve interoperability

Thousands of professionals are touching down in Las Vegas for the 2018 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference. To help prep visitors, Brian Mack, manager of marketing and communications for Great Lakes Health Connect, discusses three trends in interoperability on the HIMSS website. 

He breaks down the exchange of health information in different scales—local, regional and national. 

"Real interoperability is about recognizing the actual needs of the provider community, stepping out from behind the technology, and partnering to help them assist their patients achieve and maintain optimal health," Mack wrote. "This is an exciting time for health IT and health information exchange in particular. What is a guarantee is that interoperability will not look the same at the end of 2018 as it did at the start."

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