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What is Interoperability and How Can We Help Your Medical Practice Achieve It?

02.14.2011

As the government presses physicians and hospitals to adopt electronic health records (EHR), they’re also pushing for connectivity of healthcare computer systems so that data can be shared within a care community.

Interoperability is when different types of software and hardware from various vendors interact effectively with each other.

Health Level 7 (HL7) is the common industry framework and standard for the exchange, integration, sharing and retrieval of electronic health information.

At Harmony Healthcare IT, we use HL7 standards to make practices like yours interoperable.  That means that we make seamless connections from your system to other other related systems.  That could be a connection from your practice management system to the hospital registration system or a link from a medical device in your office into your electronic health record.  The options are endless to make connections into pharmacies, labs, health information exchanges (HIEs) or any other other entity with which you need to share information.

Contact Jim Boehm to discuss any of your basic or seemingly complex integration needs.  Call 574.968.5058 and he’ll get you pointed in the right direction or just answer your questions.

Harmony Healthcare IT — put us to work for you!