By Jennifer Bresnick
June 7, 2016
In the healthcare industry, “interoperability” is more than just a technical term for the way electronic health record systems shuffle information back and forth.
It’s a concept that can – and should – be applied to the connections between organizations across the care continuum, from primary care and specialty services to inpatient admissions, long-term care, and especially behavioral healthcare.
Historically, many of these disciplines have operated with a certain sense of isolation. Hospitals and specialists treated acute problems and performed surgeries; family doctors dealt with everything else. Read more.