Interoperability

A number of definitions for interoperability have been developed internationally. GDHP participants adapted a previous definition of interoperability as stated by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, USA to the following:

The ability of a system or product to transfer meaning of information within and between systems or products without special effort on the part of the user. Interoperability is made possible by the implementation of standards.

The proposed work stream activities within this theme focused upon the evolving challenges of sharing patient data between care providers, organisations, caregivers and patients. Interoperability challenges are partly a technical problem for health systems, clinicians and patients, however they also pose significant risks for patient safety, and detract from high quality coordinated care and the efficient delivery of services.

Draft work stream deliverables include:

  • Identifying and mapping the improvement in healthcare outcomes that interoperable digital health services can achieve and document the problems that interoperability can solve
  • Documenting the current international landscape, standards, policy drivers, legal frameworks and supplier requirements for interoperability to be achieved for health services
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1 FOR APPROVAL: GDHP Interoperability v_42 Download
2 FOR APPROVAL: GDHP-Cyber Security_v.12 Download
3 FOR APPROVAL: GDHP Clinical and Consumer Engagement White Paper_v15 Download
4 FOR APPROVAL: GDHP Evidence and Evaluation White Paper_v26 Download

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  • Updated Cyber Security Definition

    by Admin 1 week ago
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    Current definition of Cyber Security used by GDHP:

    “The body of technologies processes and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programs, and data from attack, damage, and unauthorised access”

    Proposed updated definition of Cyber Security to be discussed by GDHP:

    “The means by which the delivery of health and care, and enhanced outcomes for patients are ensured through a body of technologies, processes, practices, and cultures that provide systemic resilience and protection to networks, devices, electronic systems, platforms, applications, information, and data from compromise to confidentiality, availability, and integrity.”

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