Healthcare IT Interoperability, EHR interoperability, Hospital Interoperability

Health IT Standards

THSA Seeks Data on Cost of Health IT Integration, Interfaces

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Texas Health Services Authority (THSA) is requesting information to advance healthcare interoperability and health data exchange in the Lone Star State. The public-private partnership created by the Texas Legislature to support health information...

HIMSS Has Ideas for 2015 Interoperability Standards Advisory

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Public comment on the 2015 Interoperability Standards Advisory open draft ended on May 1, but not before the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) submitted feedback calling attention to the absence of security standards...

Alliance Makes Healthcare Interoperability Recommendations

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Federal legislation l to improve the discovery, development, and delivery of healthcare innovations continues to make progress on the Hill and an association of healthcare organizations is calling for a greater emphasis on health IT interoperability...

Future of Health Data Privacy, Security, Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The former head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has identified health data privacy, security, and interoperability as the most pressing hurdles for the healthcare industry to overcome to realize...

What Is the Right Pathway to Healthcare Interoperability?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

According to the head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, the answer to that question is not one but "three critical pathways" that are necessary to advance interoperability in an efficient and...

Advancing Healthcare Interoperability Beyond Meaningful Use

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

For the last couple years, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has moved to differentiate EHR and health IT certification from the EHR Incentive Programs, a process which in many ways has resembled a...

Clinical Engagement Needed for Healthcare Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Healthcare providers can be either the beneficiaries or victims of health IT standards, yet providers often are left out of conversations about these standards when it comes to their development in the lab and implementation in the field. During...

Coordinating Conversations about Healthcare Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

With or without federal pressure, healthcare interoperability is in need of advancement and that advancement will take place to serve the business needs of healthcare providers. That was one important takeaway from a sit-down with two members...

Turning Health IT Standards into Useable Technology, Data

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Health IT certification and usability are not the same thing. The former is based on the implementation and performance of health IT standards in a health IT vendor's technology whereas the latter is based on the health IT end-user's...

Testing, Certification to Drive Healthcare Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

As EHR use moves from health data collection to exchange, it must now include the ability to send and receive electronic clinical information in an efficient and effective way and do so in concert with other health IT systems and services. Over...

How Meaningful Use Requirements Impact Health IT Standards

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

CHICAGO — With the proposed rules for Stage 3 Meaningful Use and the changes to meaningful use requirements from 2015 to 2017, the EHR Incentive Programs are closing in on the end of road. However, the few years the meaningful use program...

How Interoperability Is Changing the EHR Incentive Programs

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

CHICAGO — The timing of the proposed rule to change meaningful use requirements from 2015 to 2017 signals more than increased flexibility for eligible providers and preparation for streamlined objectives for all participating hospitals...

ONC Report to Congress Tackles Risks of Information Blocking

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

In response to a Congressional request, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has published a report detailing the implications of information blocking for health data exchange and interoperability related to...

Providers Not Demanding Health Data Exchange from Vendors

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Despite the importance placed on healthcare interoperability and health data exchange by federal officials, a majority of healthcare organizations and providers are not demanding these capabilities from their health IT vendors. This is one of...

How Does Competition Impact Healthcare Interoperability?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Federal Trade Commission has weighed in on the nationwide interoperability roadmap drafted by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and identified aspects of the plan that could have a negative impact...

What FHIR Has Learned from Past Interoperability Failures

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and its initial draft of the nationwide interoperability roadmap are receiving the lion's share of attention at the moment as the healthcare industry considers...

Industry Groups Share Views on ONC Interoperability Roadmap

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Industry feedback on the first draft of the nationwide interoperability roadmap published by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has made its way to the federal agency which must now consider the concerns...

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....

Doctors Debate Costs of Minn. EHR Interoperability Mandate

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

While Minnesota House of Representatives and Senate still consider two bills to repeal the 2015 EHR interoperability mandate, members of the Minnesotan provider community continue to debate the implications of the requirement on patient care....

How Do Data Exchange Standards of Meaningful Use Differ?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The exchange of patient summaries is a central requirement of the EHR Incentive Programs, but prior to the publication of the Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements multiple standards were available for use. Those two were the continuity of care...

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