Lack of interoperability is widely acknowledged to be a critical barrier for the adoption and deployment of digital health technologies and for the digital transformation of healthcare. Addressing and overcoming this barrier requires awareness and cooperation among all stakeholders. This should start with a shared understanding of the relevant interoperability standards in digital health.
This white paper presents a medical technology industry perspective on the standards, profiles, and specifications relevant to digital health and provides insight into how they relate to interoperability needs.
The paper has been co-authored by MedTech Europe and COCIR and is intended for companies in the medical technology industry, policymakers at all levels (European and international, national, regional, and municipal), decision-makers in provider organisations, and all other interested stakeholders.