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Fast Facts: What is Interoperability?

Interoperability of electronic health records (EHRs) is a critical component to facilitate the exchange of patient information across settings of care and support the transformation of health care delivery by making patient information readily available to patients and providers at the point of care. A generally accepted definition of interoperability is, “the ability of two or more systems or components to exchange information and to use the information that has been exchanged.” To learn more about how interoperablility is defined, its importance, and barriers to its full implementation, please read our Fast Facts below. 

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