Interoperability

Interoperability means the ability of health information systems to work together within and across different organisations to advance the effective delivery of healthcare for individuals and communities.

There are hundreds of computer systems being used across health and social. The Medical Interoperability Gateway (MIG) provides an effective way of sharing important patient information between different systems. This ensures healthcare professionals have access to the information they need, when they need it.

This section provides more information about the national interoperability standards and how the MIG compares to direct integration.