At the request of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, the federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently published a report on nonfederal initiatives to bolster the interoperability of electronic health records (EHRs) and other health information technology (http://1.usa.gov/1JAEUew). The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology defines interoperability as the ability of health care systems to exchange and use health care information without special effort by the user (http://bit.ly/1VrrIQ1).
Jacob JA. GAO Issues Report on Health Information Interoperability. JAMA. 2015;314(18):1906. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.15025