Understanding interoperability in healthcare
In the world of business, time is money. But in the world of healthcare, time equates to something far more important than money lost or saved – it can be the difference between life and death.
In order to drive improvements in patient outcomes and establish an effective delivery model of care for individuals and communities that is future-proof, healthcare providers need to focus on enabling interoperability.
Interoperability has been something high on the agenda of the NHS for a while now.
With digital technology playing an increasingly integral role in patient treatment and new models of care emerging, there’s a clear need for healthcare systems to communicate seamlessly with each other.
In recent years, the NHS has placed a huge amount of resources behind embracing innovative technological solutions, as better connected IT systems will help drive improvements in patient care.
So – what does interoperability actually look like in healthcare? Allow us to explain…