Fragmentation is a defining characteristic of today’s healthcare ecosystem.
A health delivery organization may manage 40 or more separate IT systems, each of which has its own clinical terminology content and infrastructure. Those terminology silos make it difficult for organizations to leverage isolated clinical data, which impacts downstream activities such as data analytics. The problem intensifies when a health system seeks to share data with other healthcare partners. In that scenario, the relevant data resides in numerous isolated systems scattered across multiple healthcare organizations.