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Interoperability 2016-2017 Final Report 

Date of Publication:
SEP 2017
Associated Project:
Interoperability 2016-2017
Interoperability is an important process that can enable providers to connect and share information with other providers and specialists to guide better decision making, improve quality of care, and increase involvement of patients in their own healthcare processes. The sharing and appropriate use of information, specifically electronic information, are important aspects of healthcare. NQF developed a common framework and measure concepts to serve as a foundation to address the current gaps in the measurement of interoperability and its impact. This measurement framework seeks to identify gaps where new measures need to be developed and identify suitable existing measures. To do so, the project synthesized available evidence from the environmental scan, key informant interviews, and input from an expert, multistakeholder audience, including NQF membership and public stakeholders and combined all of these elements into a framework applicable to various stakeholders.