As far as buzzwords go in healthcare, there is none quite as popular as “interoperability”—the ability for one system to exchange and/or make use of information from another system. It is discussed, and clearly is a shared focus, across US healthcare regulatory agencies. But accomplishing true interoperability in healthcare is proving to be challenging, and monetary investment is lacking. While there are many factors that could ultimately be impacting the lack of investment, three stand out.
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