Discrete Data Elements – Is That All We Need?

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There can be no doubt that the ability to share and access useful health information is integral to improving healthcare in the United States. However, can we break down all of the information necessary to collaborate on  the care of the patient into discrete data elements? How do we create interoperability and access without losing the value of narrative documentation?

Read guest blogger Detlef Koll’s (CTO of M*Modal) thoughts on the subject at Excellence in Health Information.

Part 2 coming next week from HIMSS 2011.

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