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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ONC Needs New Approach for MACRA Interoperability Standards

ONC needs to take a new approach to how it implements health data interoperability standards under the Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), says the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). In a letter signed by AMIA president...

PA Doctors Win Big in Health Information Exchange Contest

A group from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has won a national competition for building technologies supporting health information exchange between hospitals and public health agencies, according to a recent press release. The...

Health IT Standards Needed to Support Precision Medicine

In a meeting of ONC’s Precision Medicine Task Force, healthcare leaders proposed the agency create more robust health IT standards in the wake of huge stores of health data needed in the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI). The Task Force,...

PA Health Information Exchange Awards $3.8M in Grants

The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority has awarded over $3 million in funding to help hospitals, health systems, and other healthcare organizations connected to the state’s health information exchange (HIE), Pennsylvania’s...

VA Achieves Interoperability through Joint Legacy Viewer

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has officially reached its interoperability requirements through implementation of its Joint Legacy Viewer (JLV) EHR. In an article published on FedTech Magazine’s website, VA’s chief information...

How Does FHIR Fit into Recent Interoperability Initiatives?

Plenty of talk supports the position that application programming interfaces (APIs) will enhance health data interoperability, particularly a leading API standard known as FHIR. Health Level 7’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource...

Clinical Trial Success Relies on Health Data Interoperability

Health data interoperability may be the key to enhancing clinical trials, says the Food and Drug Administration. In its recent draft guide Use of Electronic Health Record Data in Clinical Investigations, the FDA discussed the potential EHR data...

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