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Why interoperability is taking so darn long

HT Titus Schleyer

Hospitals can have hundreds of IT systems. Vendors have built proprietary databases. Not everyone follows the same standards. Health systems fear sharing data with competitors. Policymakers have not focused on health information exchange or EHR usability.

via AMIA: Why interoperability is ‘taking so darn long’ | Healthcare IT News.

The article outlines the issues in medicine that are preventing meaningful exchange of medical data and interoperability. We have exactly the same issues in dentistry just on a smaller scale. Sadly dentistry will be held hostage to the eventual systems adopted by medicine and it does not look like it will happen any time soon.

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