Healthcare IT Interoperability, EHR interoperability, Hospital Interoperability
  • Surescripts Makes Record Finding Service Free to EHR Vendors

    September 21, 2016 - EHR interoperability received a shot in the arm with the decision by Surescripts to offer EHR vendors free access to its proprietary service for locating patient records over the next three years. The health information network made the announcement midweek that EHR vendors would have free access to the National Record Locator Service (NRLS) until 2019 as a means of advancing interoperability...

  • McKesson Makes Push for Healthcare Interoperability

    September 19, 2016 - McKesson Health Solutions announced the launch of a healthcare interoperability platform, the Intelligence Hub, with the aim of automating and streamlining claims reimbursement for providers, payers, and vendors. Using open standards such as Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), the company claims to have achieve "near plug-and-play" functionality with the purpose of...

  • Health IT Interoperability Needed to Drive Cancer Research

    September 14, 2016 - In a recent report delivered last meet to the National Cancer Advisory Board, members of the Cancer Moonshot's Blue Ribbon Panel called for the creation of a national health IT infrastructure to support next-generation cancer research as one of many recommendations. "Our ability to accelerate progress against cancer demands that researchers, clinicians, and patients across the country...

  • How Behavioral Health Complicates Health Data Exchange

    September 12, 2016 - HIPAA is a ubiquitous term in United States healthcare, but it is not the be-all and end-all regulating health data exchange when behavioral health data is added to the mix. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has played an instrumental role in promoting the development of health information exchanges, such as in Colorado and at the Colorado Regional Health Information...


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Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure Key to Advancing Care

The first is a global assessment of value-based care The Economist Intelligence Unit. Despite increases worldwide in EHR adoption, several countries, including the United States, have as of yet been unable to put this technology to work fully...

Surescripts Makes Record Finding Service Free to EHR Vendors

EHR interoperability received a shot in the arm with the decision by Surescripts to offer EHR vendors free access to its proprietary service for locating patient records over the next three years. The health information network made the announcement...

ONC Chief Talks Health IT Standards, Information Sharing

Nearly a year has passed since the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) issued its ten-year roadmap for achieving nationwide healthcare interoperability. Since that time, plenty has changed in and around...

McKesson Makes Push for Healthcare Interoperability

McKesson Health Solutions announced the launch of a healthcare interoperability platform, the Intelligence Hub, with the aim of automating and streamlining claims reimbursement for providers, payers, and vendors. Using open standards such as...

WEDI: EHR Integration Necessary for Leveraging Genomic Data

A white paper published by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) explores the potential to improve care coordination and health outcomes through the use of genomic information, a potentially depending in large part on EHR integration...

Transition to Value-Based Care Requires Health Data Exchange

In new guidance for healthcare providers and payers, the Health Financial Management Association (HFMA) has called for improvements to the mechanisms and strategies for health data exchange in order to support the transition to value-based care....

Health IT Interoperability Needed to Drive Cancer Research

In a recent report delivered last meet to the National Cancer Advisory Board, members of the Cancer Moonshot's Blue Ribbon Panel called for the creation of a national health IT infrastructure to support next-generation cancer research as...

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