Vizient’s Steve Meurer Discusses Interoperability in Health Data Management


In an article on the current state of interoperability in the health care industry, Steve Meurer, executive principal of data science and member insights for Vizient, outlines three reasons why the struggle to share data across different platforms will become more difficult before it improves.

The existence of too many competing siloed solutions, the absence of economic incentive to make systems talk and the fact that technology is evolving faster than the ability to connect new systems are at the forefront of why the struggle exists.

Meurer goes on to identify three strategies hospitals can implement to counteract gaps in interoperability. By comparing utilization and outcomes against top-performing peers, building a culture of acting upon data and embracing transparency, hospitals can maximize efficiency of the data they already possess.

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