Interoperability of health information systems is a centerpiece of Stage 2 of the federal meaningful-use incentive program for electronic health records—a phase that began a full year ago for some hospitals—but as the thousands of providers struggling to make the jump from Stage 1 are finding, achieving the vision of an interoperable, nationwide network of EHRs is proving to be elusive.
Interoperability proving more elusive than once thought
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