Healthcare IT Interoperability, EHR interoperability, Hospital Interoperability

Healthcare Interoperability

PA Health Information Exchange Adds New Member HIOs

by Sara Heath

Pennsylvania’s state health information exchange (HIE) has added a member health information organization (HIO), Mount Nittany Exchange (MNX), according to a public statement. MNX joins several other health information organizations in...

CEO Judy Faulkner Airs Epic’s Views on EHR Interoperability

by Jennifer Bresnick

EHR interoperability is one of the most challenging issues facing the modern healthcare industry, but Epic Systems Founder and CEO Judy Faulkner thinks her company – and her rivals – are making short work of lingering technical problems...

HIMSS Calls for Minor Changes to ONC Interoperability Advisory

by Sara Heath

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory is a generally commendable document in need of minor clarifications, according to the Healthcare Information Management Systems...

ONC Sets Up ‘Proving Ground’ for Health IT Interoperability

by Frank Irving

You can add IPG to the ever-growing lexicon of health IT interoperability acronyms and terms. It stands for Interoperability Proving Ground, a community platform for sharing short summaries of interoperability projects taking place across the...

ONC Announces New Health Data Standards and Technology Lab

by Frank Irving

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has developed a new approach to unifying its healthcare data standards and technology initiatives. Steven Posnack, director of the agency’s Office of Standards and Technology, introduced...

4 Ways to Plan for Changes in Health IT Infrastructure

by Frank Irving

Just as doubt clouds major financial markets, sub-markets — such as health IT infrastructure — react the same way to ambiguity. Consider, as a case in point, computer maker Dell’s plans to acquire data storage vendor EMC and...

Health Data Exchange Assists in Newborn Screening Programs

by Frank Irving

The field of newborn screening (NBS) will get a boost from health data exchange upgrades in several states, thanks to $5.4 million in funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The Colorado School of Public Health and...

Sequoia and CommonWell: Paths to Health IT Interoperability

by Frank Irving

The Sequoia Project and the CommonWell Health Alliance travel on separate tracks, but move in the same direction — facilitating and inspiring progress toward nationwide health data exchange and health IT interoperability. Their respective...

Group Recommends Faster Paths to Health IT Interoperability

by Frank Irving

Health IT interoperability is a key area for elevating health system value identified by a coalition of industry stakeholdersHealth IT interoperability is a key area for elevating health system value identified by a coalition of industry stakeholders....

Portal’s Promise: Engaging Patients in Preventive Healthcare

by Frank Irving

Healthcare interoperability means more than connecting information technology systems and tools with one another. From a holistic standpoint, the concept extends into the patient-facing sphere, offering individuals an interactive means of taking...

Telehealth Integration Enables Mercy to Monitor UNC Patients

by Frank Irving

A new telehealth integration partnership spanning more than 700 miles brings together Mercy Virtual of St. Louis and University of North Carolina Health Care (UNCHC), based in Chapel Hill, N.C. The two organizations announced on Feb. 8 that Mercy...

E-visits Among Health IT Integration Pilots at Beaumont

by Frank Irving

Health IT integration will factor into new pilot programs at Southeast Michigan’s Beaumont Health aimed at improving patient communication and interaction. Beaumont, Michigan’s largest health system in terms of inpatient admissions...

3M to Hold and Build Health Information Systems Business

by Frank Irving

Five months after 3M announced it was considering strategic alternatives for its Health Information Systems unit, the St. Paul, Minn.-based firm has decided to retain and invest in the business. Although it doesn’t market a standalone electronic...

On-Demand Care: A Growing Part of Health IT Infrastructure

by Frank Irving

The business case for “digital-first” healthcare models appears to be rapidly coalescing. Research from professional services firm Accenture indicates that companies are leveraging an emerging parcel of health IT infrastructure —...

Merger Plan Includes Health Information Exchange Commitment

by Frank Irving

If all goes according to plan, Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System will merge in April 2016, forming an as-yet-unnamed health system serving communities in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. The two organizations...

EHNAC and NH-ISAC Align on Health Information Protection

by Frank Irving

A new partnership between national organizations hopes to lock down and accelerate health information exchange via the Direct standard. The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a standards development organization and...

Carequality Gathers Support for Interoperability Framework

by Frank Irving

The prospects for nationwide health information exchange ramped up this week when five leading health IT organizations announced they will implement Carequality’s Interoperability Framework. EHR vendors athenahealth, eClinicalWorks, Epic...

DirectTrust Projects Exponential PHI Transaction Growth

by Frank Irving

Health information exchange via the Direct protocol is surging to unprecedented levels, according to metrics released Jan. 20 by non-profit alliance DirectTrust, which supports and governs secure, interoperable exchange of personal health information...

Medication Data in EHR Provides Basis for Tracking Adherence

by Frank Irving

Medication fill data available within electronic health records can identify primary nonadherence in clinical practice, according to results of study published online Jan. 4 by the American Journal of Managed Care. The research team from Thomas...

Big Data Approach to Cancer Drug Discovery Adds 3D Details

by Frank Irving

The addition of 3D structures to healthcare data standards for cancer drug discovery will bring a big data approach to the development of new treatments, according to authors of a newly published journal article. Scientists from London’s...


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