Interoperability

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Interoperability

Delivery of medical records between separate systems is a key challenge for today’s healthcare IT professional. Many EHR systems were designed to deliver records securely within the system and are limited in their ability to communicate with external platforms and devices. As the benefits of sharing medical records are understood by more patients and clinicians, interoperability has grown in importance. At the same time, the need to protect data from security threats and to meet HIPAA safeguards creates additional challenges in providing interoperability in healthcare.