Healthcare IT Interoperability, EHR interoperability, Hospital Interoperability
  • Reexamining the Progress of Health Data, EHR Interoperability

    July 18, 2016 - As the healthcare industry continues to adopt more sophisticated forms of information technology tools, providers and policymakers are seeing a need for better health IT interoperability to be able to exchange health data seamlessly and efficiently using interoperable health tools. The problem, many say, is that health technology isn’t interoperable, or at least not interoperable...

  • 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...


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Electronic Health Data Exchange Eludes Small, Rural Hospitals

Compared to larger urban and suburban hospitals, small, rural, and critical access hospitals reported lower rates for sending, receiving, finding, and integrating data electronically, according to new data published by the Office of the National...

South Carolina Docs to Tackle Health IT Interoperability

The physician advocacy group is partnering with KaMMCO Health Solutions to develop an interoperable, analytics-driving health IT solutions to support the state's providers transitioning from fee-for-service to value-based care. "SCMA...

VA Continues Pursuit of EHR Interoperability with DoD

While the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) continues to face questions about EHR interoperability between itself and the Department of Defense (DoD), the federal agency is also seeking answers to its own questions. Back on June 30, VA issued...

What Does EHR Interoperability Mean for MACRA Implementation?

In recent remarks to the American Osteopathic Association, the head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) put the onus for EHR interoperability squarely on the shoulders of EHR vendors and not end-users. “The burden...

CMS, FDA Push for Increased Use of Unique Device Identifiers

In letter to the Accredited Standards Committee X12, the heads of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Food & Drug Administration have urged the body responsible for developing and maintaining electronic data interchange...

Updating Progress of FHIR, C-CDA Health IT Standards at ONC

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is making headway in promoting two health IT standards. First up, the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR). On Monday, the federal agency announced the...

Reexamining the Progress of Health Data, EHR Interoperability

As the healthcare industry continues to adopt more sophisticated forms of information technology tools, providers and policymakers are seeing a need for better health IT interoperability to be able to exchange health data seamlessly and...

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