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Better Health IT Interoperability Needed to Close Gaps in Care

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Health IT interoperability serves as a considerable barrier to mitigating gaps in care, according to a recent white paper published by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) in partnership with the Louis W. Sullivan Institute for...

Healthcare Pros Focus on Patient-Centered Interoperability

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Health information exchange and interoperability will play significant roles in boosting patient-centered care, say speakers at the 13th Annual World Health Care Conference, a press release explains. In a pre-conference workshop, “The Demand...

EHNAC, Cooperative Exchange Partner for HIE Security

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EHR interoperability and health information exchange (HIE) security accreditation just got easier. According to a recent press release, the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) has partnered with Cooperative Exchange...

ONC Issues RFI on Defining Interoperability Under MACRA

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has released a request for information (RFI) aimed at reconciling interoperability definitions with the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). The RFI,...

Are EHR Vendors Culpable for Lacking HIE, Interoperability?

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A total of 57 percent of healthcare professionals blame slow interoperability uptake on EHR vendors and health data blocking, according to a recent Black Book survey. Another 20 percent blame it on insufficient interoperability monitoring efforts...

HELP Committee to Meet to Mark Up Final Interoperability Bills

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The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee will meet April 6 to discuss bipartisan legislation advancing health IT interoperability to support the 21st Century Cures Act. On the docket for the meeting will be five bipartisan...

PA Health Information Exchange Adds New Member HIOs

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Pennsylvania’s state health information exchange (HIE) has added a member health information organization (HIO), Mount Nittany Exchange (MNX), according to a public statement. MNX joins several other health information organizations in...

How is the Industry Lobbying for a National Patient Identifier?

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A national patient identifier would not only improve patient safety by reducing errors, but would allow for better interoperability and health data exchange, several industry professionals claim. By standardizing the way in which digital health...

CEO Judy Faulkner Airs Epic’s Views on EHR Interoperability

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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...

HIMSS Calls for Minor Changes to ONC Interoperability Advisory

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory is a generally commendable document in need of minor clarifications, according to the Healthcare Information Management Systems...

Small Number of States Successful with State-Led HIE Use

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A recent evaluation of the State Health Information Exchange (HIE) Cooperative Agreement Program found that national HIE use score increased from 36 percent in 2010 to 79 percent in 2014, but this figured was impacted by a small number of states...

Updates on Health IT Interoperability Progress from CMS, ONC

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As the healthcare industry continues to prioritize interoperability and health information exchange between systems, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have initiated...

Health IT Interoperability Helps Connect Medical Staffs

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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...

eClinicalWorks Gears Up for Acute Care EHR Integration

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Will cloud-based electronic health records technology take hold in the hospital market as it has among ambulatory providers? eClinicalWorks, which currently counts more than 115,000 physicians using its ambulatory EHR, is preparing to find out....

How Inbound Data Changes Health IT Interoperability Strategy

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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...

ONC Sets Up ‘Proving Ground’ for Health IT Interoperability

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You can add IPG to the ever-growing lexicon of health IT interoperability acronyms and terms. It stands for Interoperability Proving Ground, a community platform for sharing short summaries of interoperability projects taking place across the...

Post-Acute Health Information Exchange Services On the Way

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CommonWell Health Alliance will begin offering its health information exchange services for post-acute facilities in the first quarter of 2016, the not-for-profit trade association announced on Feb. 24. Three health IT vendors — Brightree,...

Consumer Group Calls on HHS to Improve Health Data Sharing

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Consumer advocacy association Clear Choices reached out this week to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with recommendations to improve healthcare transparency through publicly shared data. Part of the solution lies in applying...

GaHIN Named Georgia Entity for Health Information Exchange

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has approved the Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN) as the designated entity for the State of Georgia Health Information Exchange (HIE). The official designation, announced Feb. 19, opens up new funding opportunities...

ONC Announces New Health Data Standards and Technology Lab

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has developed a new approach to unifying its healthcare data standards and technology initiatives. Steven Posnack, director of the agency’s Office of Standards and Technology, introduced...

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