Why Interoperability is Hard

  • Tim Benson
Part of the Health Information Technology Standards book series (HITS)


This chapter takes a broad look at some of the reasons why health interoperability and healthcare computing in general are hard. The focus is on interoperability, but we also cover aspects of electronic patient records.


Electronic Health Record Electronic Patient Record Brick Wall Semantic Interoperability Healthcare Information Technology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tim Benson
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  1. 1.Abies Ltd HermitageBerkshireUK

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