Resource Center

InterOptimability Resources

Our Resource Center is a virtual library where you can go for a broad range of information relating to interoperability, information-sharing, and the six domains in which NIC primarily works: human and social services, public health, public education, public safety, emergency medical services and health information technology. We have vetted and aggregated numerous studies, guidance documents and other materials, which can be sorted in a variety of ways for easy access and use, and will add resources continually over time. The Resource Center is available to all professionals interested in the subject matter, irrespective of whether they are NIC participants.

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07-27-2018 Featured Project

From Siloes to Solutions: Getting to Interoperability in Health and Human Services

A new AcademyHealth report, developed as part of the National Interoperability Collaborative, highlights technical documents and toolkits that promote interoperability and provide guidance about how to share and integrate information from different sources. The report also includes insights from interoperability experts from health, education, public health, and human services systems. From Siloes to Solutions: Getting to Interoperability in Health and Human Services, defines stakeholders and systems that comprise the interoperability ecosystem, analyzes gaps in available guidance and informs efforts to address them.

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10-17-2018 Publication

Procuring Interoperability: Achieving High-Quality, Connected, and Person-Centered Care

“Economic incentives have driven the evolution of a health system that is frag-
mented, inefficient, and ineffective in matching identified needs with available
resources. The result is health care expenditures that are highest in the world
coupled with system-wide performance that ranks far below most other countries with similar economic profiles.” The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, implemented a project that focuses on potential health and health care improvement by addressing pervasive fragmentation in the United States’ health care system. Through the engagement of expert stakeholders, they explored different procurement approaches that health care systems can take to activate organizational demand for system-wide interoperability, specifically digital interoperability. The goal, on the behalf of all people and their health, is comprehensive data interoperability through the use of digital tools that interface seamlessly and deliver data in a trusted network.

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The Transitions Clinic Network (TCN)

TCN is a national network of medical homes that provides comprehensive patient-centered primary care for the re-entry of prisoners with chronic diseases. Each clinic involved in the program has atleast one community health worker on staff with a history of incarceration. The goal of each Transition Clinic Orogram is to assist this vulnerable population with re-entry into their lives and communities.

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