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ONC Celebrates FHIR-Powered Interoperability Demonstrations

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The Connected Health Conference at National Harbor in Maryland was the site of a recent demonstration of Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources and its ability to enable health data liquidity. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health...

Carequality, CommonWell Reach Health Data Exchange Agreement

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The two initiatives working to advance health IT interoperability through standardized health data exchange have signed an important agreement to expand the reach of each of their respective networks. The agreement includes three important provisions....

Using APIs in Healthcare to Make Patient Data Actionable

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In a recent post on The Commonwealth Fund’s To the Point, subject-matter experts — including the foundation’s Senior Vice President for Policy and Research Eric Schneider, MD, MSc, and former US Chief Technology Officer...

DoD Makes Important Health Information Exchange Move in WA

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In advance of the rollout of its new enterprise EHR platform nationwide, the Department of Defense has entered into a partnership with Medical Information Network – North Sound (MIN-NS) to develop a health information exchange portal for...

DirectTrust Eclipses Health Information Exchange Milestone

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DirectTrust announced midweek that its directory service has reached “critical mass” with more than 500,000 entries. The entries range from Direct addresses (necessary for Direct health information exchange) and provider physician...

HITECH Continues Funding Meaningful Use Health Data Exchange

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An expanded interpretation of HITECH federal funding for state-related health data exchange activities means additional resources are available to health information exchange helping Medicaid providers meet the requirements of modified Stage...

Doubts Raised about 21st Century Cures Act Interoperability

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The passage of the 21st Century Cures Act by the Senate early this week appears to be a done deal, but many of its provisions represent causes for concern for the head of one organization focused on supporting healthcare interoperability and...

VA Completes Another Health Information Exchange Connection

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The Department of Veterans Affairs continues extending the reach of its health data in its most recent connection to New Hampshire’s statewide health information exchange. Earlier this week, the New Hampshire Health Information Organization...

AHA to President-elect Trump: Cancel Stage 3 Meaningful Use

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In a letter to President-elect Donald Trump, the American Hospital Association has called for a cancellation of Stage 3 Meaningful Use for hospitals among numerous other recommendations focused on topics ranging from reducing regulatory to advancing...

Interoperability Implications of 21st Century Cures Bill

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After a year and half of political discussion, Congress is preparing to vote on and likely in favor of the 21st Century Cures Act, a bill with bipartisan support that has serious implications for healthcare interoperability.* *Editor's note: The...

Health IT Standard eDOS Enables EHR Interoperability, Savings

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Officials from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) claim that a lesser-known health IT standard for ordering laboratory tests and services both enables...

3 Health Information Exchanges Make Health IT Investments

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November proved to be a busy month for a handful of health information exchanges looking to add to their health data exchange capabilities. In the Midwest, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) contracted with openAirWare...

Medical Device Integration, IoT Pose Cybersecurity Risks

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Medical device integration and support for the Internet of Things are raising cybersecurity concerns for healthcare CIOs and CISOs and leading to a call for Congressional action. In comments submitted to a recent House subcommittee hearing on...

Open APIs, Use Cases Driving Interoperability at Allscripts

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More recently the national conversation about healthcare interoperability has shifted away from the means of enabling health data exchange to the motivations behind needing to share information. “If we’re not solving a real business...

HHS Must Continue Addressing Health Data Exchange Barriers

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A mixture of technical, regulatory, and behavioral barriers will continue to hamper health data exchange efforts within the Department of Health & Human Services through 2017, according to the Office of Inspector General. This week, the federal...

Future of Population Health Hinges on True Interoperability

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Proponents of value-based care recognize the importance of analyzing data from multiple sources in order to effect positive patient outcomes. However, bringing that data together is easier said than done. Panelists at Xtelligent Media’s...

Value-Based Care Needs Purposeful Health IT Interoperability

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Health IT interoperability is a key ingredient for achieving success in value-based care, but it is also one that healthcare organizations may fail to comprehend fully. During the opening panel of Xtelligent Media’s Value-Based Care Summit,...

The Sequoia Project Further Expands Health Data Exchange

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The Sequoia Project’s recent health IT partnership with the Social Services Administration (SSA) and Department of Veteran Affairs is the latest of series of achievements for health data exchange over the year. To commemorate Veterans Day,...

Removing Barriers to Behavioral Health Information Exchange

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Health information exchanges enabled connections across the care continuum, but behavioral health providers still face challenges integrating their work with that of primary care to improve patient outcomes. New resources made available by the...

3 Actions “Critical” to Advancing Healthcare Interoperability

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In reporting its latest work to enable increased health IT use to lead to improved health data exchange interoperability to Congress, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has identified “critical”...

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