ElectronicHealthcare 7(2) September 2008 : e1-e13

Saving Ontario Healthcare Dollars through E-health Standardization: A Quantitative Study

Yaron Derman, Simon La, Jingping Ji, Natalia Lizon and Anthony Kung


Health information and information technology professionals intuitively sense that the broad implementation of standardized processes and interoperable information technology throughout the health system is a good thing. We present a quantitative model that compares the financial costs and benefits of Ontario investing in standards-based interoperability versus integration that is not standards based.



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