4 interoperability challenges for healthcare providers

Susan D. Hall | Fierce Health IT | August 4, 2015

To achieve interoperability, much work remains for all healthcare organizations, with many challenges yet to be overcome, according to Lisa Khorey, executive director of EY Advisory Health Care.

A recent American Hospital Association report called interoperability imperative to care improvement, and called for government action to make it happen. However, Khorey hones in on the work facing individual provider organizations in an article at Becker's Health IT and CIO Review.

Four of the challenges providers must overcome, according to Khorey, include: Additional costs. Interoperability between systems takes years to achieve, and budgets must reflect iterative investments over a period of years. Dedicated resources and specific skill sets are required, Khorey writes...