Interoperability Definition

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Does your medical device attach to your patient directly interface with the electronic health record (EHR) in your facility? Do you have to manually transfer data obtained from these medical devices into the patient’s EHR? How many of you use electronic discharge to send information on another institution when your patient gets discharge from your facility and vice versa? The article discusses the concept of Interoperability, which was discussed last week in class. Beth Kutscher, the author, talks about vendors of EHR don’t share information on each other which would result in risks of error, lack of coordination between health care institutions, fragmented care and , and eventually cost. The article indicates that a study conducted
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