AMIA: Why interoperability is ‘taking so darn long’

Healthcare IT News, November 8, 2012 — Neil Versel
CHICAGO – Hospitals can have hundreds of IT systems. Vendors have built proprietary databases. Not everyone follows the same standards. Health systems fear sharing data with competitors. Policymakers have not focused on health information exchange or EHR usability.
These are just a few of the reasons why true interoperability of health information remains so elusive, according to a panel of informatics luminaries….