As the industry pushes toward better Electronic Health Record (EHR), as defined in Defining Key Health Information Technology Terms (The National Alliance for Health Information Technology, April 28, 2008): An electronic record of health-related information on an individual that conform... interoperability, several different projects have emerged. Between privately-funded projects aimed at increasing data exchange and government initiatives using interoperability to achieve a larger end, interoperability has been thrust into the limelight of health IT innovation.
EHR Intelligence has put together a round-up of some of the most notable health IT interoperability initiatives, providing background on the progress of those initiatives."
There are many groups, alliances and "initiatives" around furthering interoperability. This article offers a good summary, from Carequality, to CommonWell… and three others that are not nearly as well known. Will these groups make real change?