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Laying the Foundation for Interoperability

By sovita.chander@caristix.com | Published: April 10th, 2014

Tip 5 in the Interoperability Tip Series

9 Critical Questions You Need to Ask Your Clinical System and Interface Vendors

Like our last two tips, this week’s tip is geared to hospital teams asking their vendors the right questions. Vendors who are on the ball will have the answers at their fingertips.

Why Should Health System Leadership Care About This?

These lay the foundation for interoperability. They are the basic format and content scoping questions that kick off each and every interfacing project. Your [...]

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Interoperability Project Planning?

By sovita.chander@caristix.com | Published: April 3rd, 2014

Tip 4 in the Interoperability Tip Series

5 Questions for HIT Vendors and Internal Interfacing Teams

Like last week’s healthcare data interoperability tip, this week’s tip is geared to hospital teams asking their vendors the right questions.

Why Should Health System Leadership Care About This?

These are the basic mapping and workflow questions that kick off the planning for an interoperability project. Your teams will work with your vendors to answer these questions for every system they work with, and for most of the [...]

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Healthcare Data – Are Your Teams Answering These 6 Questions?

By sovita.chander@caristix.com | Published: March 27th, 2014

Tip 3 in the Interoperability Tip Series

Work in a health system or for a provider organization? This tip on healthcare data is especially important for you.

If you work for a vendor, read this tip to understand what’s on the minds of your customers.

Why This Tip Matters to Leadership

Health system CIOs, this is the work your interfacing and interoperability team performs everyday. Their jobs revolve around answering these questions. The questions you need to ask your team lead are:

In getting the [...]

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Interoperability & Healthcare Information Systems

By sovita.chander@caristix.com | Published: March 20th, 2014

Tip 2 in the Interoperability Tip Series

Data and Information Challenges

Learn how this tip boils down to speed and dollars.

In Tip 1 of our Interoperability Tip Series, we talked about the HL7 interface standards and their 3 challenges.

Dig deeper, and you find that underlying challenge with interoperability in healthcare information systems is at – you guessed it — the information level.

To tackle the challenge of interoperability within healthcare information systems, analysts need to ask: What information is needed by whom, when, [...]

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HL7 Interface Standards – 3 Challenges

By sovita.chander@caristix.com | Published: March 13th, 2014

Introducing the Interoperability Tips Series from Caristix

If you’ve seen our HL7 Survival Guide, you know it’s chockablock full of valuable information for interoperability and HL7 projects. (If you haven’t seen the HL7 Survival Guide, get a copy here). We’re starting a series of brief snippets and actionable tips based on learnings from the Guide.

Use these tips to get your interoperability projects up and running, educate leadership on interoperability, and sell your vision.

Here’s the first tip.

Reading time: about 2 minutes

Tip 1: [...]

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