Interoperability

Zabrina Gonzaga,
RN, Principal Nurse Informaticist
& Director of Health Informatics

Building interoperability into core infrastructure meets immediate mandates and, done right, establishes the basis for sustainable, incremental expansion of capabilities.

At Lantana, we start with the perspective that interoperability is mandatory, not a checkbox or an afterthought, but built in from the start. We take to heart the IT truism that all complex systems that work started out life as simple systems that work. We adhere to this rule when we design applications and develop strategic plans.

At the same time, we recognize that the maturity and capability of HIT infrastructure varies widely across organizations and along with local requirements and the immediate demands of the care delivery and management environment. While designing for interoperability, we assume heterogeneity and look for the least common denominator that will address clinical and administrative demands.

For more information, see CCNC Case Statement, Tools, and Blogs about Interoperability.