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Interoperability Progress and Remaining Data Quality Barriers of Certified Health Information Technologies

Interoperability Progress and Remaining Data Quality Barriers of Certified Health Information Technologies

This research, selected as a “Distinguished Paper” at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2018 Annual Symposium, applies automated tooling and manual inspection to evaluate conformance and data quality of documents from 52 health information technologies that have been made publicly available. It catalogs interoperability progress as well remaining barriers to effective data exchange. Its findings underscore the importance of programs that evaluate data quality beyond schematron conformance to enable the high quality and safe exchange of clinical data.

Authors: John D’Amore, MS, Omar Bouhaddou, PhD, Sandra Mitchell, RPh, MSIS, Chun Li, PhD, Russell Leftwich, MD, Todd Turner, Matthew Rahn, Margaret Donahue, MD

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