Making Healthcare Interoperability a Reality with Drew Ivan from Lyniate

One of the big challenges healthcare faces is sharing data between healthcare organizations who need that data. Healthcare interoperability, as we call it, has been a challenge for a long time. However, we’ve known that it is much less of a technical challenge and more of a business challenge.

To better understand where healthcare interoperability is happening in healthcare and where we still have work to do, I sat down with Drew Ivan, Chief Product & Strategy Officer at Lyniate. For those not familiar with Lyniate, it’s the coming together of the two leading healthcare integration engine companies: Corepoint and Rhapsody. Needless to say, they have first hand experience with interoperability in healthcare with thousands of customers sending hundreds of millions of messages every day.

Here’s a look at some of the questions we discuss in our interview:

  • What have we learned about healthcare interoperability in the time of COVID-19?
  • What are some examples where interoperability is really happening in healthcare today?
  • What does it take to make interoperability a reality?
  • Are there some sure fire signs that you know an interoperability project isn’t going to work?

Along with the above topics, I loved how Drew Ivan framed out multiple definitions of interoperability including: organizational interoperability, device interoperability, cross-organizational interoperability, and patient interoperability. Check out the video interview below to hear how he framed it and how you can help make interopability a reality in your organization.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.