Quelle: healthcare-in-europe.com – With interoperability stalled, participants (stakeholders) are seeking new ways to create an interoperable ecosystem. In an interview about his presentation at the German Interoperability Day (25 October), IT specialist Jason Steen describes the state of interoperability in Australia and calls for more governmental commitment and international standards.

Interoperability is crucial in healthcare – ‘It matters for historical reasons and improves episodic care,’ says IT specialist Jason Steen. ‘The more clinicians know about their patients, the better service they can give.

‘Another reason is the number of parties involved in an episode of care. Multiple parties could work on different systems that need to share information. Furthermore, in a healthcare system where you’re paying for tests, interoperability reduces duplication costs.’

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