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Planning Key for Strong Health IT Infrastructure Interoperability

February 23, 2018 - Improving data sharing between new and legacy systems is one of the top challenges facing current health IT infrastructure. Organizations need to focus on their system interoperability to successfully integrate new tools into their health IT ecosystems. Creating a roadmap that considers all system connections when introducing a new tool into the IT infrastructure is the first step to ensuring...


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