Ron Schilling, Diagnostic Imaging
Interoperability was a buzz word on steroids at HIMSS. It was found in big letters within many of the prominent booths all over the show.
Interoperability demands that communications regarding all aspects of patient care be connected, from entry into the system to discharge. This is required to realize the best results for increasing patient outcomes. However, this can't properly happen if departments, such as radiology and surgery, do not effectively talk with each other – something that often occurs due to the lack of a common visualization language