National interoperability governance

"The Health IT Interoperability Governance Ordinance (GIGV)"  ensures that the establishment of interoperability in the healthcare system is continued in a holistic manner. The transparent and swift procedures required for this are to be coordinated and supported by the Coordination Centre for Interoperability in Healthcare.

It is essential here to identify needs for requirements, guidelines and directives, prioritise them on this basis, derive fields of action, develop proposals and ultimately make binding specifications. The aim is to pursue a holistic approach that encompasses the technical, syntactic and semantic interoperability of information technology systems in the healthcare sector.

The Competence Centre is supported by technical experts from various groups, who work together as a decision-making body in the Interop Council or make transparent and participatory decisions as Interoperability working groups. For this purpose, a pool of experts from the respective areas is created (IOP Expert Group).

The INA knowledge platform serves as a communication tool and acts as a central source of information on the topics of interoperability and standardisation in the healthcare sector. The knowledge platform also ensures that completed and ongoing evaluation or development processes are documented in a publicly accessible manner. The knowledge platform will benefit the industry by reducing the costs of developing interoperable applications in the medium to long term.

Last but not least, this transparency and the strengthening of the binding nature of the regulations adopted for the inclusion and recommendation of standards, profiles and guidelines will take full account of the goal of an interoperable design of information technology systems in the healthcare sector.