May 29, 2012 | Michelle McNickle, Web Content Producer
Although the healthcare community has been clamoring for integration of its IT systems for decades, the industry is still in a rather elementary stage when it comes to useful and practical systems integration, according to Shahid Shah, software analyst and author of the blog The Healthcare IT Guy.
“Our problem in the industry is not that engineers don’t know how to create the right technology solutions or that somehow we have a big governance problem,” he said. “[Although] those are certainly issues in certain settings, the real cross-industry issue is much bigger – our approach to integration is decades old [and] opaque, and [it] rewards closed systems.”
Shah outlines six reasons today’s health IT systems don’t integrate well. <READ MORE>