The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for interoperability and connected healthcare now more than ever. Although most hospitals in the U.S. have adopted electronic medical records (EMR) and other healthcare information technology (HIT) applications and software, they still face many obstacles that prevent them from achieving their interoperability goals.
Recently, HIMSS in cooperation with Hyland Healthcare, surveyed key decision makers at several leading healthcare provider organizations to gain an understanding of the top HIT interoperability opportunities and barriers. This infographic illustrates some of the key findings including:
- Where healthcare providers currently stand with regards to HIT interoperability
- The top stated goals of interoperability efforts
- Key steps healthcare providers are taking to improve interoperability
- The top identified barriers to HIT interoperability success