Healthcare IT Interoperability, EHR interoperability, Hospital Interoperability

Health Information Exchange

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...

Funding to Fuel Tech Adoption at Georgia HIE Intermediaries

by Frank Irving

Health information exchange (HIE) in Georgia received a boost this week with infusion of $1 million in funding to accelerate technology adoption and electronic exchange of health information among members of the Georgia Health Information Network...

National HIE Connection and App Store in ONC Plans for 2016

by Frank Irving

National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo, MD, revealed on Dec. 8 two key initiatives intended to catalyze health information exchange and health IT interoperability initiatives during the coming year. Speaking at a Bipartisan Policy Center...

Primary Care Study Shows Health IT Integration on the Rise

by Frank Irving

Health IT integration is a strong suit of primary care doctors in the United States, compared to other countries. However U.S. physicians trail international colleagues in areas such as managing care for chronic-disease and mentally ill patients....

RSNA, Sequoia Launch Imaging Interoperability Program

by Frank Irving

This week’s annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) brings news of a health IT interoperability initiative aimed at broadening access to medical images and reports. RSNA, in collaboration with The Sequoia Project,...

Georgia Practice Enables Data Exchange via CommonWell

by Frank Irving

Greenway Health announced last week that customers of its Prime Suite integrated EHR and practice management system could use the health data exchange capabilities of the CommonWell Health Alliance at no cost. That plan is already in action at...

Texas Health Information Network Joins Carequality

by Frank Irving

HIETexas, a network spanning the Lone Star State, has joined the Sequoia Project’s Carequality initiative, which gives health data sharing networks nationwide the ability to communicate with each other by using a common interoperability...

New Committee to Operationalize Interoperability Framework

by Frank Irving

Health information network collaborative Carequality has announced the membership of its Steering Committee for the 2015-2016 term. The new committee is charged with overseeing the launch of what Carequality describes as the nation’s broadest...

First Two Data Registries Accredited for Handling PHI

by Frank Irving

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) has granted full accreditation status to two beta test participants in its Data Registry Accreditation Program (DRAP). The program establishes requirements for managing registry...

Health IT Standards: Sequoia Offers Patient Matching Model

by Frank Irving

In recognition of patient matching as a persistent obstacle to seamless information exchange between organizations, the Sequoia Project on Nov. 10 released a proposed framework for patient identity management. Sequoia is collaborating with...

Exploding 6 Myths of Health IT Interoperability

by Frank Irving

At its most fundamental level, health IT interoperability means two or more systems or components having the ability to connect and exchange information — and to use the information that has been exchanged. Aside from that straightforward...

Flu Forecasts Sharpen, Models Built on Health Data Exchange

by Frank Irving

Epidemiologists are translating the power of health data exchange into practical application that could lead to better flu forecasts. A research team at Boston Children’s Hospital has combined multiple data sources, including social media...

Policy Committee, ONC Spar on Health Information Exchange

by Frank Irving

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) is taking on the thorny issue of state law in regard to the sharing and use of electronic health information within the framework of its recently released Shared Nationwide Interoperability...

States Make Connection for Health Information Exchange

by Frank Irving

Health information exchange is crossing state boundaries in the southeastern United States thanks to a successful connection between information networks in Georgia and Alabama. The Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN) and Alabama’s...

Who’s at the Forefront of U.S. Health Information Exchange?

by Frank Irving

Which U.S. states are leading the way in health information exchange? consulted the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC)’s interactive dashboard to uncover the vanguard states in six areas...

WEDI Workgroup Explores Genomic Health Information Exchange

by Frank Irving

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) plans to develop a “common industry vision” for genomic data exchange through the activities of a dedicated workgroup. WEDI announced its new Genomic Data Exchange Workgroup on...

Cancer Drivers Uncovered by Health Data Exchange

by Frank Irving

Researchers have leveraged the power of health data exchange to create a new catalogue of so-called “cancer drivers,” altered genes that are responsible for progression of the disease. Scientists combined publicly available cancer...

Vendors Pledge Collaboration on EHR Interoperability Metric

by Frank Irving

EHR interoperability often evades precise definition, but a new effort aims to put in place transparent measures of health information exchange and reporting on progress toward achieving it. A group of 12 EHR vendors who attended the...

Carrying Forward Provider Health Information Exchange

by Frank Irving

The California Association of Health Information Exchanges (CAHIE) and the National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) announced in early October a collaborative effort to more effectively enable health information exchange among providers,...

The Week Ahead in Health IT Interoperability: Oct. 19-25

by Frank Irving

Policy work rolls onward this week in terms of implementing aspects of the Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap into actionable steps. The Health IT Policy Committee (HITPC)’s Clinical, Technical, Organizational and Financial Barriers...


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