The Value of Medical Device Interoperability:

Interoperability could improve patient care with more than $30 billion in annual healthcare savings

Call to Action

To realize the benefits, providers, payers, medical device manufacturers and the government will need to collaborate and partner to promote the development and adoption of seamlessly interoperable devices. Industry trends are already driving providers and payers to converge and share risk through care coordination, clinical integration and improved population health management. Stakeholder collaboration is expected to provide a strong platform for accelerating adoption of medical device interoperability and realizing its associated benefits.

Given the opportunity to improve patient care and reduce healthcare spending by more than $30 billion per annum, the question that follows is how to drive a shift from the current state with a lack of widespread medical device interoperability to a fully networked healthcare system where the substantial benefits of interoperability can be realized