Interoperability in healthcare is the ability of different medical systems and software to access, exchange, integrate data in a coordinated manner across the spectrum of care. Interoperability provides timely and seamless portability of information within the healthcare setting, helping care providers quickly make informed care decisions. Below are a few benefits of interoperability in healthcare settings.
Interoperability improves efficiency
The primary benefit of interoperability in a healthcare setting is its ability to enhance the efficiency of care delivery. Quickly availing real-time information from all sources helps clinicians do better patient assessment and hence, better care delivery.
Safer data transition
Interoperability also enables a safer transition of information among healthcare providers. Patients who are transitioning from one specialty to another require continuity of care for optimal health outcome. Interoperability makes data access centralized, making information access easier for multiple care providers.
Interoperability saves time as it erases the manual intervention of data transfer. Besides, the patient may forget his treatment details, medications and may even lose relevant lab results. With interoperability, all such treatment details are readily available at a central point for easy access.
Lower healthcare cost
By erasing manual interventions, interoperability lowers healthcare costs. There is no more a need for staff to physically sit and update the patient records with interoperability.
Better data accuracy
Data accuracy is crucial when it comes to the medical setting. A manual error in copying data can result in serious health threats, even death. When patient records and treatment details are exchanged electronically, they tend to meet specific data quality, limiting the chances of error.
Data transmissions happen between systems, which means a higher level of patient privacy is maintained by adopting interoperability in a healthcare setting.Datamate’s health information systems are designed to support a wide range of interoperability standards and exchange mechanisms such as HL7. We help healthcare providers seamlessly integrate disparate systems. To avail third-party system interfacing services, mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.