Healthcare IT Interoperability, EHR interoperability, Hospital Interoperability

EHR Interoperability

Meaningful Use Changes Needed to Support Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The transition from volume- to value-based care requires changes to meaningful use requirements that should focus on health quality and outcomes rather than mandatory health IT processes and promote standards and use cases for interoperability,...

What Slowed Progress of Health Data Exchange in 2014?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Of the four key areas of focus identified in a 2013 health data exchange report and roadmap published by Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), the Louis W. Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation has found that two failed to...

Can Middleware Succeed in Achieving EHR Interoperability?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A growing emphasis on value requires healthcare providers to coordinate care effectively and efficiently. However, a lack of EHR interoperability can easily disrupt the communication and exchange of patient data between clinicians and require...

EHR Interoperability Needs Better Guidance, Say Senators

by Elizabeth Snell

Government regulations stemming from the Health Information Technology and Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, along with the newer interoperability roadmap from the Office of the National Coordinator, have not effectively promoted health...

Interoperability Bill Eyes EHR Oversight, Certification, Use

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

One member of the House of Representatives has revealed his plans for enabling widespread interoperability through a number of regulatory changes to EHR certification and adoption included in an early draft of new legislation. The author of the...

New Minn. Bill Seeks to Remove EHR Interoperability Mandate

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A bill introduced into the Minnesota House of Representatives aims to modify a 2007 mandate for EHR interoperability among hospitals and physicians beginning in 2015. On Monday, Republican Representatives Glenn Gruenhagen and Steve Drazkowski...

Why EHR Interoperability Could Benefit from a SMART Approach

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A new collection of healthcare organizations believes it has found a smarter approaching to streamlining EHR and health IT interoperability. The Healthcare Services Platform Consortium (HSPC) is taking a SMART on FHIR approach to remove the technical...


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