Summary

Structured data: Essential for analytics and interoperability
Imperative to value-based healthcare are analytics that measure and demonstrate outcomes and “value.” The foundation for analytics is structured data—data that can be mined and shared with other systems. Orchard’s structured data white paper explains the emphasis and importance of interoperability and structured data to facilitate precise communication throughout our healthcare system, including types of interoperability, standards, why structured data is necessary for analytics, and how it ties into synoptic reporting for pathology.