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Patient-Centered Interoperability Necessary for MACRA Success

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The Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH) has joined the many other healthcare associations which have contributed comments to ONC regarding interoperability measures under MACRA, saying that these measures should also include provisions to...

ONC Needs to Expand Scope of MACRA Interoperability Measures

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The American Hospital Association (AHA) answered the ONC’s request for information on interoperability measures and definitions under the Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act, saying that the agency must explore more standards by which...

Patient-Centered Data Home Initiative to Drive Nationwide HIE

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Three members of the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) have come together to form a patient-centered data home (PCDH) initiative, which could better facilitate interstate health information exchange (HIE), the group...

DirectTrust’s Patient-Centered HIE to Boost Patient Engagement

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DirectTrust has launched the Partnership for Patients Program (P4PP) to better support health information exchange (HIE) between patients and their providers, says a recent press release. The program will alleviate cost and technology barriers...

ONC Needs New Approach for MACRA Interoperability Standards

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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...

Task Force Says Federal API Requirements Need Standardization

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The API Task Force Committee, a subset under the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, has released a set of guidelines calling for better coordination for the protocol of application programming interface (API)...

DirectTrust Sees 20M Health Data Exchanges in Q1 2016

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DirectTrust has seen a considerable amount of growth in the first quarter of 2016, demonstrating the organization’s commitment to health data exchange and health data interoperability. According to a public statement, the number of healthcare...

Texas Health Information Exchange Shares First Data with HIO

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A new health information exchange (HIE) is on the Texas map, and it has officially exchanged data with the first of its member HIOs. According to a recent press release, the Paso del Notre Health Information Exchange (PDN HIE) has officially...

FDA Medical Device Interoperability Draft Needs Clarification

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The FDA needs to provide more clarity on medical device interoperability, say the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA) and Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) in a recent public comments letter. According to the letter,...

NATE, CommonWell Partner to Promote Data Interoperability

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Major industry leaders, the CommonWell Health Alliance and the National Association for Trusted Exchange, have partnered to boost health data interoperability, according to a public announcement. Both organizations have signed a pledge to join...

SHIN-NY HIE Successfully Implements Patient Record Lookup

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SHIN-NY, the Statewide Health Information Network for New York, has released its first-ever newsletter update, detailing its progress with the HIE’s patient record lookup projects. According to Patrick Roohan, the author of the newsletter...

Is Nashville the Center of Health Data Interoperability?

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If technology works so seamlessly and comprehensively in most walks of life, why isn’t health data interoperability stronger? That is one of the main questions on most healthcare professionals’ minds, as well as the talking point...

Maine HIE Adds Practices to Massive Health Information Exchange

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HealthInfoNet, a Maine-based health information exchange, has recently added several healthcare practices to its data repository, helping to expand care coordination across the state. According to a public statement from HealthInfoNet, these...

Texas Health Information Exchange Receives EHNAC Accreditation

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A Texas health information exchange has received accreditation from the Texas Health Information Exchange Accreditation Program (TX-HIEAP), recognizing its exemplary handling of PHI when exchanging health data across disparate technologies. The...

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