Managing interoperability and complexity in health systems

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In recent years, we have witnessed substantial progress in the use of clinical informatics systems to support clinicians during episodes of care, manage specialised domain knowledge, perform complex clinical data analysis and improve the management of health organisations’ resources. However, the vision of fully integrated health information eco-systems, which provide relevant information and useful knowledge at the point-of-care, remains elusive. This journal Focus Theme reviews some of the enduring challenges of interoperability and complexity in clinical informatics systems. Furthermore, a range of approaches are proposed in order to address, harness and resolve some of the many remaining issues towards a greater integration of health information systems and extraction of useful or new knowledge from heterogeneous electronic data repositories.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
Journal Methods of Information in Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015

    Research areas

  • medical informatics, biological ontologie, systematized nomenclature of medicine, health information management, knowledge bases, information storage, information retrieval, systems integration, medical classification

Bibliographical note

This article is not an exact copy of the original published article in Methods of Information in Medicine. The definitive publisher-authenticated version of Bouamrane, M-M., Tao, C., & Sarkar, I. N. (2015). Managing interoperability and complexity in health systems. Methods of Information in Medicine, 54 (1), 1-4. 10.3414/ME15-10-0001 is available online at:

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