How Data Interoperability Might Be Better Used in Pharmacy

Shreejit Nair, senior vice president and life sciences market business lead at CitiusTech, discusses what data interoperability is and what it looks like within a pharmacy context.

Pharmacy Times interviewed Shreejit Nair, senior vice president and life sciences market business lead at CitiusTech, on how data interoperability can be enhanced within pharmacy and health systems to improve health care outcomes.

During the discussion, Nair explained what data interoperability is, what it looks like in a pharmacy context, and how data interoperability might be better used in pharmacy, specifically in reference to its interconnectivity with broader health care systems.

Recently, pharmacy leaders from the Pharmacy HIT Collaborative, the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and pharmacy system vendors met to discuss the current state of pharmacy interoperability in greater detail. They addressed some challenges and needs in relation to pharmacy interoperability, information sharing, and connectivity.