Digitalizing healthcare

The power of connection

5 min
Peter Jaret
Published on December 1, 2020

A century ago, the British novelist E.M. Forster distilled his vision of a moral life into two simple words he used as the epigraph for his masterful novel Howards End: “Only connect.”

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Sharing healthcare data between care facilities supports improved patient outcomes

Interoperability of healthcare data leads to a clearer picture of the individual patient.

Even today, data interoperability in healthcare is not a matter of course.


Health data management and interoperability are prerequisites to improve patient outcomes and save costs.

By Peter Jaret
Peter Jaret is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and other publications. He is the author of several books, including Nurse: A World of Care (Emory Press) and Impact: From the Frontlines of Global Health (National Geographic).