Healthcare IT Interoperability, EHR interoperability, Hospital Interoperability

Healthcare Interoperability

VA CIO Nominee Emphasizes Health Data Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

President Barack Obama's nominee for the vacant chief information officer position for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provided insight about achieving healthcare interoperability between the federal agency and the Department of Defense...

ONC Chief Likely to Become Assistant Secretary for Health

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

One of the country's chief architect for healthcare interoperability will likely to changing roles. In an official statement on Tuesday, President Barack Obama nominated the head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information...

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...

Congress to Focus on EHR Use, Healthcare Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Be careful what you wish for. Not long after the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) emphasized the need for Congressional involvement to help promote healthcare interoperability and ensure health data exchange,...

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...

EHRA Questions Scope of ONC Interoperability Roadmap

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The trade association of EHR companies, HIMSS EHR Association, has commented on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Interoperability Roadmap and called on the federal agency to play a collaborative rather...

Why Healthcare Interoperability Isn’t a Technical Challenge

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Although health IT standards and their implementation play an important role in health data exchange, these technical aspects are unlikely to be the reason that advancements in healthcare interoperability are not made. Time and time again during...

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...

ONC Ties Added Surveillance to Healthcare Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) was by no means surprised by questions about health IT surveillance during its interactions with media at HIMSS15 but perhaps only by the number of them. The questions...

How Healthcare Interoperability, Data Exchange Move Forward

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

CHICAGO — Healthcare interoperability and health data exchange have entered a new phase at HIMSS15, one that is characterized by action and use cases in the here and now rather than in a more distant future. One such example is the progress...

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...

How Interoperability Drove Magruder Hospital to CommonWell

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A small critical access hospital in Ohio might not be an obvious candidate for far-reaching health data exchange, but that is just the case for Magruder Hospital in Port Clinton which just signed on with CommonWell Health Alliance to use the...

How Private Industry is Embracing Healthcare Data Standards

by Jennifer Bresnick

Most of the mandates related to health IT adoption in recent years have been relatively unilateral, with the ONC and CMS goading providers into meaningful use participation and trying to crack the whip on ICD-10.  While the healthcare industry...

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