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VA Digital Health Platform to Improve EHR Interoperability

January 13, 2017 - The Department of Veterans Affairs Digital Health Platform (DHP), a cloud-based technology, will equip providers with real-time access to patient health data from VA, military, and commercial electronic health records (EHRs), applications, devices and wearables. The program will employ open health IT standards — specifically, HL7 — in combination with cloud-based technologies...


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VA Digital Health Platform to Improve EHR Interoperability

by Kate Monica

The Department of Veterans Affairs Digital Health Platform (DHP), a cloud-based technology, will equip providers with real-time access to patient health data from VA, military, and commercial electronic health records (EHRs), applications,...

Making Innovation Work For EHR Integration, Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Improving healthcare interoperability will require innovators to move providers beyond their dissatisfaction with early EHR and health IT systems and adopt integrative technologies capable of improving care coordination, delivery, and cost. According...

Where Interoperability, Integration Fit into EHR Selection

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

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...

Lessons Learned from EHR Integration of Medical Devices

by Kathy Inkley of Pivot Point Consulting

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...

eClinicalWorks Gears Up for Acute Care EHR Integration

by Frank Irving

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....

Wand Imparts Medical Device Integration In Prototype Project

by Frank Irving

Medical device and EHR integration could soon be simplified through use of technology engineered at Dartmouth College. The system — called “Wanda” for its appearance and ability to configure devices for network data-sharing...

Mining Electronic Health Records Refines Diabetes Diagnoses

by Frank Irving

UCLA researchers successfully predicted patients’ type two diabetes mellitus (DM2) using an algorithm based on information extracted from de-identified electronic health records. The EHR phenotyping outperformed conventional screening methods,...

Portal’s Promise: Engaging Patients in Preventive Healthcare

by Frank Irving

Healthcare interoperability means more than connecting information technology systems and tools with one another. From a holistic standpoint, the concept extends into the patient-facing sphere, offering individuals an interactive means of taking...

Oncology Big Data Initiative Fortifies Leadership Team

by Frank Irving

Three C-level executives have joined CancerLinQ to help the subsidiary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) expand its goal of analyzing data from the electronic health records of millions of cancer patients to uncover patterns...

New ONC CHPL Site Will Enhance Health IT Product Comparison

by Frank Irving

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC)’s Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) is undergoing major upgrades to facilitate use by providers and researchers. Targeted for a late February release, the new “Open...

The Week Ahead in Health IT Interoperability: Jan. 18-24

by Frank Irving

This week in health IT interoperability will sharpen focus on the future of information technology (IT) product comparison. During a meeting of the Certified Technology Comparison Task (CTC) on Jan. 15, government officials gave an overview of...

Health IT Comparison Tool Framework Taking Shape

by Frank Irving

The federal Certified Technology Comparison (CTC) Task Force is on the clock to come up with recommendations that may eventually help providers build out their health IT infrastructure. CTC, an advisory body to the national coordinator for health...

Care Management and IT Costs Challenge PCMH Transitions

by Frank Irving

Transforming a primary care practice into a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a costly endeavor — to such an extent that the financial challenge may prevent small and independent practices from making the shift, according to a new...

State Strongholds for EHR Vendors Among MU Hospitals

by Frank Irving

Ever wonder how a particular electronic health records system stacks up in terms of market share and rank among meaningful users in a certain state? The Health IT Dashboard, made available by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health...

North Carolina Group Achieves EHR Integration for Referrals

by Frank Irving

The Stage 2 meaningful use summary-of-care objective reportedly has been a challenge for eligible providers, particularly measure 2, which specifies that more than 10 percent of transitions or referrals must be electronically transmitted using...

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Lauded for EHR Integration

by Frank Irving

The ongoing electronic health records deployment at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) was certified this week as having achieved Stage 6 on the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM)....

ICD-10 Systems Working as Promised, But Cause for Caution

by Frank Irving

Two months after the ICD-10 regulation officially went into effect, evidence shows that the transition went well in strictly technical terms. However, beneath the surface, there’s reason for continued vigilance about the mandated changeover’s...

EHR Use in Safety-Net Clinics Affects Patient Satisfaction

by Frank Irving

Clinicians highly connected with their electronic health records systems may inadvertently suffer an interpersonal disconnect with patients in safety-net facilities, according to a newly released study. EHR implementation may adversely affect...

Republican Doctors Lobby Speaker Ryan for MU Delay

by Frank Irving

The 18 medical providers who comprise the GOP Doctors Caucus wrote to House Speaker Paul Ryan on Nov. 20 urging delay of Stage 3 meaningful use requirements as well as a blanket hardship waiver exception for MU Stage 2. The letter also asked...

Outsourcing Prevalent in Health IT Integration Plans

by Frank Irving

Nearly three-quarters of hospitals and health systems with over 300 beds will be looking outside their organizational walls in 2016 for health IT integration help ranging from application development to complex infrastructure services, according...

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