Data Interoperability, Knowledge Interoperability and the Learning Health System

Data Interoperability, Knowledge Interoperability and the Learning Health System

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True data interoperability implies both syntactic and semantic interoperability. Simply put, syntactic interoperability refers to the ability to move data from one EHR to another, for example, using a common transport method.

Taken together with the evolving USCDI (U.S. Core Data for Interoperability) standard, which progressively and incrementally grows the standard terminology and definitions for clinical data, we have a clear path toward requisite semantic and syntactic data interoperability – true data liquidity at scale.

A related issue is that modern clinical practice and cognitive support with EHRs requires use of an array of knowledge components: from standards for billing and coding to clinical data standards for quality measurement and reporting, to value sets and reusable logic components, and ideally common clinical workflows for effective use.

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