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What Interoperability Means For Radiology

Published on the Dec. 31, 2014 DiagnosticImaging.com website

By Whitney L.J. Howell

CHICAGO — When it comes to health care information technology (HIT), the latest buzzword is interoperability.

Up to this point, the vast majority of HIT implementation has centered on merely introducing hospitals, ambulatory clinics, and private practices to the tools that will drive health care delivery in the future. But, according to industry experts at this year’s Radiological Society of North America annual meeting, the federal government now says it’s time for everyone to start talking to each other.

“From the frontload, our conversations were about incentives – more incentives drove HIT adoptions,” said Doug Fridsma, MD, PhD, president and chief executive officer of the American Medical Informatics Association. “Now, the last thing, and the most important point is interoperability.”

To read the story in its entirety at its original location: http://www.diagnosticimaging.com/rsna-2014/what-interoperability-means-radiology

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