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ONC Awards $1.5M to Improving Health Data Exchange

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Healthcare providers and patients are to be the beneficiaries of $1.5 million in awards made by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to seven recipients of two funding programs to improve health data...

Where Interoperability, Integration Fit into EHR Selection

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As part of its effort to improve health information sharing, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has issued new guidance for healthcare organizations to consider during EHR selection and contracting. As part...

Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure Key to Advancing Care

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

How Behavioral Health Complicates Health Data Exchange

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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...

New Fee Schedule Raises Healthcare Interoperability Concerns

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Three letters submitted over the past week highlight the negative impact of the proposed rule for revising payment policies under the 2017 physician fee schedule is likely to have on advancing healthcare interoperability. The American Medical...

How Epic Systems Is Advancing Healthcare Interoperability

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Last year, Epic Systems received a considerable share of criticism for its approach to health information exchange compared to other EHR vendors, but what a difference a year makes. "In years past, there has been a lot of criticism and a...

Lessons Learned from EHR Integration of Medical Devices

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As the assigned project manager spearheading numerous large health system enterprise-wise medical device integration programs for over a decade, I’ve learned an essential lesson about EHR integration of medical devices. Data captured from...

Role of Health Data Exchange in Advancing Care Information

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As part of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), the advancing care information performance category will replace meaningful use for eligible clinicians — and place a strong emphasis on healthcare interoperability and health...

ONC Blockchain Winners Target Health IT Interoperability

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has named the final winners of its healthcare blockchain challenge, several with a focus on advancing health IT interoperability. “We are thrilled by the incredible...

How Health IT Standards Enable Patient Access to Health Data

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Earlier this month, members of the Regenstrief Institute demonstrated the potential for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) to aggregate and merge patient health data from separate data sources. While widespread FHIR use remains...

Using Health Information Exchange to Reduce Strain on EDs

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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

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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

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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

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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....

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