More about interoperability at the Healthcare Forum

The Open Group Healthcare Forum seeks to advance interoperability via the safe and secure exchange of health and healthcare data. We believe information should follow the person in a timely, accurate, and secure manner, wherever he or she goes for care. When healthcare systems interoperate, their activities will be more efficient and they will create added value by providing better care to patients. 

The Healthcare Forum’s orientation to the interoperability problem is holistic and systems-oriented. Members do not believe IT problems simply require technical solutions. The Forum draws on multiple perspectives and approaches to better understand the interdependence of key elements in the healthcare ecosystem. This approach is closely aligned with efforts to address the goals expressed in Boundaryless Information Flow,™ the Triple Aim, the Learning Healthcare System, Value-Based Healthcare, Evidence-Based medicine, Pay-for-Performance, the healthcare continuum, and population health.

The Healthcare Forum takes a person-centered approach to understanding healthcare enterprises and the role health IT can play in lowering costs and improving quality and access. Through weekly WebEx meetings and quarterly in-person Events, Forum Members share diverse perspectives that help their companies avoid short-sighted, expensive solutions to business problems.  The Forum's key work products--the O-HERA and the FHIM--are innovative, open, and accessible.

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