Posted on 27 February 2013.
C.W. Corbijn van Willenswaard
Philips Electronics India Limited
Before creating interoperable IT systems in healthcare, it is important to understand the meaning of interoperability. ‘Conceptual interoperability’ and ‘Data Information Knowledge Wisdom (DIKW) Pyramid’ are two terms used in a more generic context to indicate the exchange of data/information and its usage between different systems. DIKW Pyramid provides the basic difference between data and information.1
Data is just a stream of bytes that is exchanged. It is turned into information by a system through addition of knowledge to the data.
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