Types of Interoperability


There NHS interoperability handbook identifies several types of interoperability

(1) Technical interoperability: The process of transferring data between systems

(2) Semantic interoperability: The ability of systems to correctly interpret the information from other systems. This relates to data models.

(3) Point-to-point interoperability: When all components of the system are connected to and communicate with each other.

(4) Hub-and-spoke interoperability: A central hub in the system communicates with other parts of the system (which are the spokes in this analogy).

(5) A hybrid model which is a combination of (3) and (4)

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