Managing interoperability and complexity in health systems

Matt Mouley Bouamrane, C. Tao, I. N. Sarkar

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Abstract

In recent years, we have witnessed substantial progress in the use of clinical informatics systems to support clinicians during episodes of care, manage specialised domain knowl - edge, perform complex clinical data analysis and improve the management of health organisations’ resources. However, the vision of fully integrated health information ecosystems, which provide relevant information and useful knowledge at the point-of-care, remains elusive. This journal Focus Theme reviews some of the enduring challenges of interoperability and complexity in clinical informatics systems. Furthermore, a range of approaches are proposed in order to address, harness and resolve some of the many remaining issues towards a greater integration of health information systems and extraction of useful or new knowledge from hetero - geneous electronic data repositories.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalMethods of Information in Medicine
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • Biological ontologies
  • Classification
  • Health information management
  • Information storage and retrieval
  • Knowledge bases
  • Medical informatics
  • Systematized nomenclature of medicine
  • Systems integration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing
  • Health Information Management

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