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Substitutability is a property of software applications that allows the users of such systems fine grained choice and control of the way their computing environment works for them without. This is in marked contrast to existing healthcare applications, particularly electronic health records which are typically monolithic and do not allow substitution for functions by other vendors without extensive technical support, it at all possible. I review here early questions that follow from the adoption of a substitutability model in health care information technology.
Leading health care information technology researchers, physicians, and renowned experts in innovation released a set of core principles to guide the creation of a new health information infrastructure to better support the nation’s complex and evolving health system.
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