In today’s world of big data, the ability to collect, store, analyze, and move data from one place to another has become essential to business operations. Unlimited variables exist within the creation of data and it gets more complicated by storing and merging.
No surprise to anyone, having access to quality, accurate, consistent, and secure data is critical to healthcare. With more and more systems, interfaces, and tools, it’s getting increasingly complicated to share data in the name of delivering better patient care.
The starting point of being able to consume and share data depends on it being “normalized” or standardized into specific, expected, and transportable units of information. Normalized data allows for interoperability, the capability of computer and software systems to exchange and share data from a range of vital sources, including laboratories, clinics, pharmacies, hospitals, and medical practices.