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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...

ONC Finalizes Annual Advisory for Health IT Standards

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has finalized 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory close to six months after releasing and considering public comments on a draft version published in August....

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...

Using APIs in Healthcare to Make Patient Data Actionable

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

In a recent post on The Commonwealth Fund’s To the Point, subject-matter experts — including the foundation’s Senior Vice President for Policy and Research Eric Schneider, MD, MSc, and former US Chief Technology Officer...

DirectTrust Eclipses Health Information Exchange Milestone

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

DirectTrust announced midweek that its directory service has reached “critical mass” with more than 500,000 entries. The entries range from Direct addresses (necessary for Direct health information exchange) and provider physician...

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...

3 Health Information Exchanges Make Health IT Investments

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

November proved to be a busy month for a handful of health information exchanges looking to add to their health data exchange capabilities. In the Midwest, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) contracted with openAirWare...

3 Actions “Critical” to Advancing Healthcare Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

In reporting its latest work to enable increased health IT use to lead to improved health data exchange interoperability to Congress, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has identified “critical”...

ONC Contest Moves API-Enabled Health Data Exchange Forward

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) revealed the Phase 1 winners of  Move Health Data Forward Challenge. In the first phase of the challenge, organizations were asked to submit proposals on...

HIMSS: Health IT Standards Guidance Lacking in Many Areas

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Leaders of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) recently put pen to paper to recommend a multitude of changes to the Draft 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA). In a letter to the Office of the National...

Use Cases Driving Uptick in Health Data Exchange with Direct

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

In a recent update, DirectTrust announced significant increases in the use of Direct exchange and the number of authenticated addresses for sending and receiving protected health information using the health IT standard. By the close of the 2016...

AHA: ONC Health IT Standards Guidance Lacking Specificity

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

On Tuesday, the American Hospital Association (AHA) issued comments on the 2017 Draft Interoperability Standards Advisory calling on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to get more specific about...

How Will Direct Continue to Advance Health Data Exchange?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Achieving widespread or true interoperability remains the goal of federal officials, but efficient forms of healthcare interoperability are already in place, thanks in large part to the DirectTrust and its Direct protocol. The specifications...

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...

Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure Key to Advancing Care

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The first is a global assessment of value-based care The Economist Intelligence Unit. Despite increases worldwide in EHR adoption, several countries, including the United States, have as of yet been unable to put this technology to work fully...

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...

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...

ONC Issues Draft 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology draft of the 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory incorporates numerous recommendations made by industry stakeholders. "The input and feedback we have received...

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