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Health IT Standards, Interoperability to Gain Traction in 2017

January 9, 2017 - Among five health IT trends to watch for in 2017, DirectTrust CEO & President David C. Kibbe, MD, MBA anticipates progress in health IT interoperability and added attention being paid to emergent health technologies such as health IT standards despite uncertainty surrounding healthcare regulation. “One has to begin any set of predictions about health care and health IT during 2017...


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Health IT Standards, Interoperability to Gain Traction in 2017

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Among five health IT trends to watch for in 2017, DirectTrust CEO & President David C. Kibbe, MD, MBA anticipates progress in health IT interoperability and added attention being paid to emergent health technologies such as health IT standards...

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...

ONC Celebrates FHIR-Powered Interoperability Demonstrations

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

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...

AMIA Calls for Lab Data Interoperability Standards Improvements

by Sara Heath

To advance lab data interoperability, the American Medical Informatics Association says the industry needs agreement on health IT standards and advanced programming interfaces (APIs) such as FHIR. In address at a multi-agency workshop at the...

ONC Awards $1.5M to Improving Health Data Exchange

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

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...

ONC Chief Talks Health IT Standards, Information Sharing

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

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

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

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

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

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...

New Fee Schedule Raises Healthcare Interoperability Concerns

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

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

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

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...

How Health IT Standards Enable Patient Access to Health Data

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

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...

Longstanding IT Challenges Still Limit Potential of FHIR

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

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....

3 Programs Supporting Health IT Standard FHIR Development

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

As HL7 CEO Charles Jaffe, MD, PhD, said in an interview published earlier this week, "the marketplace will decide the utility of FHIR." So how exactly will Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) — the specifications...

Health IT Standard FHIR Ready to Advance Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) remains a draft standard and application programming interface, but that status doesn't mean this health IT resource is not ready for the big time, according to the head of Health Level Seven...

IHE, HL7 Renew Deal for Interoperability, FHIR Collaboration

by Sara Heath

Health Level 7 International (HL7) and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) have agreed to continue their cooperation on developing interoperable health information, according to a HIMSS press release. In a joint understanding document,...

New FHIR App Developments Support Health Data Search on EHRs

by Sara Heath

A research team has successfully developed a system which supports patient data in Integrating Biology and the Bedside (i2b2) repositories over the SMART on FHIR format, helping to boost health data interoperability between disparate technologies....

How Does FHIR Fit into Recent Interoperability Initiatives?

by Sara Heath

Plenty of talk supports the position that application programming interfaces (APIs) will enhance health data interoperability, particularly a leading API standard known as FHIR. Health Level 7’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource...

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