Healthcare IT Interoperability, EHR interoperability, Hospital Interoperability

Health IT Interoperability

Is a Culture Change Critical for Health IT Interoperability?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

One step necessary for advancing health IT interoperability is the development and implementation of health IT standards. Another is removing health data governance policies that are responsible for health information blocking. "While not...

More Health IT Interoperability Criticism of #Cures2015 Bill

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has reservations about the health IT interoperability provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act. In a letter to Representative Fred Upton (R-MI), Chairman of the House Committee on Energy & Committee,...

Reducing Health IT Interoperability Friction with FHIR

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

One of the healthcare industry’s joint efforts to resolve a lack of health IT interoperability made a surprising discovery when their certified health IT systems were first connected. “We all hooked our systems up to each other and...

Unlocking EHR Systems, Advancing Health IT Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The varying interpretation of health IT standards and specifications has contributed to a lack of health IT interoperability, but its effect on health data exchange may pale in comparison to how different definitions of open EHR technology has...

#Cures2015 Bill Criticized for Health IT Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Despite the progress that the 21st Century Cures Act made this week, its provisions for ensuring health IT interoperability are drawing criticism from healthcare industry groups about their complexity and omission of certain features. On Thursday,...

#Cures2015 Draft Adds EHR, Health IT Interoperability to Mix

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The draft of the 21 Century Cures Act now contains language for ensuring EHR and health IT interoperability through a variety of mechanisms, from aligning certification criteria of qualified technology to enforcing penalties for vendors or providers...

Conn. Weighs Health Data Exchange, Interoperability Bill

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Health data exchange and interoperability are the focal point of a proposed bill making its way through the Connecticut General Assembly and recently two of its backers have attempted to generate dialogue about to need for statewide health information...

Health IT Interoperability to Enable Clinical Integration

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Health systems have many reasons for seeking healthcare integration from improving their clinical operations to strengthening their market positions. The recent emergence of population health management can be added to list and like the others...

Impact of Health Data Privacy, Security on Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has identified several privacy and security protections for health information that must be addressed as part of its roadmap for achieving nationwide health IT interoperability....

Will HIEs Play a Role in the Future of Interoperability?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology invested significantly in the development of health information exchanges (HIE) to support data exchange between healthcare organizations and providers. However, the end...

Growing Urgency for Health IT Interoperability Governance

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Standards play a central role in the healthcare industry achieving health IT interoperability, yet their increasing availability raises the need for strong guidance and where it should come from. “There is no lack of standards. The problem...


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