Healthcare IT Interoperability, EHR interoperability, Hospital Interoperability
  • 5 Areas to Improve the Health IT Interoperability Experience

    August 18, 2016 - At last month's meeting of the Interoperability Experience Task Force, member of this collaboration between the Health IT Policy and Standards Committees identified five use cases to help improve the experience of health IT interoperability for both provider and patients. According to the task force, essential to supporting these use cases is the ability of health IT to: identify patients...

  • Surescripts: 48% Increase in Health Data Exchanges in 2015

    August 17, 2016 - Health information exchange at Surescripts experienced tremendous growth between 2014 and 2015, according to the health information network's latest annual report. All told, Surescripts processed a total of 9.7 billion secure data transactions were sent; additionally, it now averages 3.8 million electronic prescriptions each day. According to the top brass at the health information network,...

  • Carequality Interoperability Live in 3k Clinics, 200 Hospitals

    August 16, 2016 - Integrated into EHR systems such as athenahealth, Epic Systems, eClinicalWorks, and Next Gen, the Carequality Interoperability Framework is live and enabling health information exchange at more than 3,000 clinics and 200 hospitals, The Sequoia Project announced on Tuesday. “With a single unified health data sharing agreement built upon Carequality’s ground-breaking Principles of...

  • Tips for Overcoming Health Information Exchange Challenges

    August 15, 2016 - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) continues to catch flak from both sides of Congress for its inability to advance health IT interoperability with the Department of Defense (DoD). The federal agency has even taken steps to improve its understanding of interoperability and health information exchange as part of presolicitation notice posted and recently updated on the Federal Business...


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Using Health Information Exchange to Reduce Strain on EDs

Use of health information exchanges could provide a solution to avoiding unnecessary visits to emergency departments while improving patient care, according to a recent study in the Southern Medical Journal. A team of researchers used data from...

Lack of EHR Interoperability Holding Back Enterprise Imaging

That and other findings related to enterprise imaging come from a June 2016 survey of 100 members of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) commissioned by lifeIMAGE. A lack of EHR interoperability with imaging-related...

ONC Issues Draft 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology draft of the 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory incorporates numerous recommendations made by industry stakeholders. "The input and feedback we have received...

Longstanding IT Challenges Still Limit Potential of FHIR

Members of the Regenstrief Institute showed off the potential of Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) to aggregate and merge patient health data from separate data sources as a proof of concept for a new pilot of the health IT standard....

5 Areas to Improve the Health IT Interoperability Experience

At last month's meeting of the Interoperability Experience Task Force, member of this collaboration between the Health IT Policy and Standards Committees identified five use cases to help improve the experience of health IT interoperability...

Surescripts: 48% Increase in Health Data Exchanges in 2015

Health information exchange at Surescripts experienced tremendous growth between 2014 and 2015, according to the health information network's latest annual report. All told, Surescripts processed a total of 9.7 billion secure data transactions...

Carequality Interoperability Live in 3k Clinics, 200 Hospitals

Integrated into EHR systems such as athenahealth, Epic Systems, eClinicalWorks, and Next Gen, the Carequality Interoperability Framework is live and enabling health information exchange at more than 3,000 clinics and 200 hospitals, The Sequoia...

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