Posted: September 15th, 2022
In the article, “Mitigating Barriers to Interoperability in Health Care”, a major barrier to interoperability is “ is lack of communication among different facilities/health systems participating in or facilitating HIE” (HealthIT.gov, 2019, as cited in Powell & Alexander, 2020). Since I work for Tower Health, we are able perform a chart review and see all encounters within the Tower Health network. However, some patients come from out of state or they usually visit another hospital within a different health system, so the healthcare team in the ER view any of their medical information. I liked the statement about ineffective HIS in our week 3 lesson, “Sending it back for a refund may be an option in our personal lives; however, it is impossible when millions of dollars have been invested in an HIS that is unusable…is not integrated with other systems…” (Chamberlain University College of Nursing, 2022). It is easy to forget just how much money we invest into the quality of healthcare.
Chamberlain College of Nursing (2022). NR361 RN Information Systems in Healthcare: Week 3 Lesson. Downers Grove, IL: Online Publication
Powell, K. & Alexander, G. (Summer, 2019). Mitigating Barriers to Interoperability in Health Care. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI), 23(2).
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