Healthcare IT Interoperability, EHR interoperability, Hospital Interoperability
  • CEO Judy Faulkner Airs Epic’s Views on EHR Interoperability

    March 23, 2016 - EHR interoperability is one of the most challenging issues facing the modern healthcare industry, but Epic Systems Founder and CEO Judy Faulkner thinks her company – and her rivals – are making short work of lingering technical problems that may be preventing truly seamless data exchange. In fact, technical interoperability may not even be the major roadblock anymore, she said...

  • Health IT Interoperability Helps Connect Medical Staffs

    February 29, 2016 - Healthcare led all industries in mergers and acquisitions in 2015, with $688 billion worth of consolidations coming to a close, according to financial information firm Dealogic. And while analysts expect more of the same this year due to favorable business and regulatory conditions, the individual parties to M&A transactions face their own unique challenges in combining medical staffs...

  • How Inbound Data Changes Health IT Interoperability Strategy

    February 26, 2016 - How much does interoperability factor into IT design strategy at healthcare organizations? Not enough, according to the American Medical Association (AMA), which spent part of its Interim Meeting in November advocating for more interoperable electronic health records. In fact, the AMA’s position is that EHR vendors’ systems should be required to comply with interoperability standards...

  • 4 Ways to Plan for Changes in Health IT Infrastructure

    February 23, 2016 - Just as doubt clouds major financial markets, sub-markets — such as health IT infrastructure — react the same way to ambiguity. Consider, as a case in point, computer maker Dell’s plans to acquire data storage vendor EMC and its potential impact on hospital customers. “If you had asked anybody a year ago, when Dell was just going private, whether the company would take...


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How is Interoperability Supporting Patient-Centered Care?

As the industry shifts to value-based payment models, concepts like patient-centered care are shaping all aspects of healthcare, including health IT interoperability and health information exchange (HIE). Through various initiatives aimed at...

IHE, HL7 Renew Deal for Interoperability, FHIR Collaboration

Health Level 7 International (HL7) and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) have agreed to continue their cooperation on developing interoperable health information, according to a HIMSS press release. In a joint understanding document,...

PA Health Information Exchange Continues New Member Growth

The Pennsylvania Patient & Provider Network (P3N) just got a little bigger with the addition of Keystone Health Information Exchange (HIE) to its health data repository, according to a press release. KeyHIE joins several other Pennsylvania...

How Health Information Exchange Policy Affects Health Data

The volume of patient data transmitted via a health information exchange doesn’t solely rely on the technical capacities of the exchange; rather, it also depends upon the policies in place that facilitate data exchange, a recent study shows....

How Does Health IT Interoperability Affect Patient Safety?

According to a recent ONC report, health IT interoperability is a major barrier to patient safety while using technology. The report, which also explores other health IT patient safety barriers, describes five ways in which interoperability is...

VA, NATE Join Forces for Health Information Exchange Efforts

The Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) has joined the National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE), thus better facilitating health information exchange between patients and providers. According to a public statement, the agency will...

DirectTrust: Add More HIE, Interoperability Measures to MACRA

DirectTrust has thrown its hat into the ring, adding to the discussion of interoperability measures under the MACRA legislation. In a letter written to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), DirectTrust...

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