As interoperability becomes increasingly important, healthcare organizations must adapt their processes to be smarter. In the past, when transitioning from paper to electronic solutions, the transferability of data may not have been a priority for many health entities; however this has now caused health information and data to be heavily segmented between the many different industry systems and applications. In fact, many legacy systems are still without an actionable way to decipher the crucial information contained within their documents and archives, putting patients at risk.
While the data output from healthcare systems grows exponentially over time, the more important the digitalization of healthcare documentation and the data stored within, becomes. In order to meet compliance requirements and achieve true interoperability, health organizations need to transition critical underutilized, unstructured data to usable information for an improved diagnostic approach that will improve patient outcomes.