Seamless interoperability is a strong argument for standardization of data constructs. Also, from an end user's perspective, standardization of data constructs would make it easier to change EHR products without prohibitive data-migration expenses.
Standardize data constructs
When it's easier for end users to change products, competition among vendors will heat up. Result: better products at lower price.
Dr. David HagerStaff psychiatristKerrville (Texas) State Hospital
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