Healthcare IT Interoperability, EHR interoperability, Hospital Interoperability

EHR Interoperability

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,...

Health Information Exchange Partnerships Improve Data Sharing

by Kate Monica

New partnerships between health plan organizations and health data exchanges are paving the way for nationwide interoperability with some networks beginning that work at a more local level. In Los Angeles County, health plan LA Care Health Plan...

Survey Shows Interoperability Essential in Value-Based Care

by Kate Monica

The majority - 95 percent - of healthcare industry insiders agree that strong interoperability capabilities are a necessary requirement for a smooth transition to value-based care, according to a recent survey. eHealth Initiative published the...

Recent Study Shows Learning Health Systems Use EHR Efficiently

by Kate Monica

Learning health systems use EHRs to support research and personalized treatments based on data from patients with similar conditions and risk factors. According to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the “Learn from Every Patient”...

DirectTrust Seeks POTUS Support of EHR Interoperability, HIE

by Kate Monica

Earlier today, the organization released a four-point list of recommendations for the incoming administration outlining ways to build on the foundational work done by its predecessors in the areas of EHR adoption and interoperability. On Tuesday,...

More Health Orgs Using Surescripts Health Data Exchange Service

by Kate Monica

In a crucial step toward nationwide interoperability, eight leading healthcare organizations went live with Surescripts National Record Locator Service (NRLS) as of this week. According to a recent press release, “thousands of healthcare...

California, Pennsylvania HIEs Make Health Data Exchange News

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The year is winding down, but HIEs on both coasts have struck important partnerships to bolster their health data exchange operations. Last week, the California Integration Data Exchange (Cal INDEX) announced that the largest healthcare provider...

Epic EHR Interoperability Atop 2016 Health IT Headlines

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Healthcare interoperability took many important steps forward in 2016, the most significant perhaps being a recent development that saw Carequality and Common CommonWell Health Alliance have reached an agreement to make several their capabilities...

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

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

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...

Health IT Standard eDOS Enables EHR Interoperability, Savings

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

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...

EHR Interoperability Helps, Hinders Immunization Data Quality

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Two researchers from the North Dakota Department of Health’s Division of Disease Control recently published their findings on the impact of EHR interoperability on data quality in the state’s immunization information system in Online...

Most Providers Still Lacking Effective EHR Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Effective EHR interoperability still eludes most healthcare providers, according to the 2016 KLAS Interoperability Report. Using an interoperability measurement tool developed in conjunction with healthcare providers and health IT vendors, KLAS...

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...

Surescripts Makes Record Finding Service Free to EHR Vendors

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

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...

Lack of EHR Interoperability Holding Back Enterprise Imaging

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

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...

Carequality Interoperability Live in 3k Clinics, 200 Hospitals

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Integrated into EHR systems such as athenahealth, Epic Systems, eClinicalWorks, and Next Gen, the Carequality Interoperability Framework is live and enabling health information exchange at more than 3,000 clinics and 200 hospitals, The Sequoia...

Two MA Hospitals Make Health IT Interoperability Investments

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

UMass Memorial Health Care and South Shore Hospital are touting recent health IT investments to bolster hospital interoperability. The former in fact made two in August. The health system headquartered in Worcester first signed an agreement with...

VA Continues Pursuit of EHR Interoperability with DoD

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

While the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) continues to face questions about EHR interoperability between itself and the Department of Defense (DoD), the federal agency is also seeking answers to its own questions. Back on June 30, VA issued...

What Does EHR Interoperability Mean for MACRA Implementation?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

In recent remarks to the American Osteopathic Association, the head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) put the onus for EHR interoperability squarely on the shoulders of EHR vendors and not end-users. “The burden...

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