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Impact of eHealth Exchange on Nationwide Interoperability

January 10, 2017 - Leveraging existing health IT infrastructure is an integral element of the federal plan for achieving nationwide interoperability and successfully implementing a learning health system. The eHealth Exchange is a prime example of this idea in action. Recent developments demonstrate the capabilities of the nationwide network to forge important connections between healthcare providers and health...


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Impact of eHealth Exchange on Nationwide Interoperability

by Kate Monica

Leveraging existing health IT infrastructure is an integral element of the federal plan for achieving nationwide interoperability and successfully implementing a learning health system. The eHealth Exchange is a prime example of this idea in...

Recent Study Shows Learning Health Systems Use EHR Efficiently

by Kate Monica

Learning health systems use EHRs to support research and personalized treatments based on data from patients with similar conditions and risk factors. According to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the “Learn from Every Patient”...

Lack of Healthcare Interoperability to Hinder Goals of MIPS?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

In a recent comment letter on the final rule for the Quality Payment Program, the College for Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) contends that a lack of healthcare interoperability will pose significant challenges for participants...

Open APIs, Use Cases Driving Interoperability at Allscripts

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

More recently the national conversation about healthcare interoperability has shifted away from the means of enabling health data exchange to the motivations behind needing to share information. “If we’re not solving a real business...

Future of Population Health Hinges on True Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Proponents of value-based care recognize the importance of analyzing data from multiple sources in order to effect positive patient outcomes. However, bringing that data together is easier said than done. Panelists at Xtelligent Media’s...

Health IT Makes Strides Toward True Interoperability

by Frank Irving

There’s no debate that achieving true interoperability in healthcare is a tall order. But current and emerging technologies — along with an overriding philosophy of openness where warranted — have healthcare organizations poised...

True Interoperability Needs Health IT Standards, Use Cases

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Two witnesses for a recent Senate Committee Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing emphasized the need for tight health IT standards and use cases for health data exchange in order to improve the EHR user experience and achieve true interoperability....

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...

How Do Opt-In Policies Affect HIE Patient Privacy?

by Elizabeth Snell

HIE patient privacy is essential to the continued growth of information exchange in the healthcare industry. True interoperability must be secure, and patients must feel comfortable that providers are using their sensitive information safely....

SGR Bill and Interoperability Requirements Move to Senate

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill to replace the Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR) and with it recommendations for achieving widespread EHR interoperability. The proposed bill aims to repeal...

CommonWell Names Asnaani First-Ever Executive Director

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The CommonWell Health Alliance recently named Jitin Asnaani as the consortium's Founding Executive Director. Asnaani was responsible for the athenahealth Technology Standards and Policy Program and served as the Watertown-based health IT...

First CommonWell Executive Director Talks Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The approach of HIMSS15 means that CommonWell Health Alliance, the consortium founded by health IT developers, is preparing to celebrate another year of existence. The timing may be only a coincidence, but the organization has finally named its...

Proposed HHS Rules Take Aim at Nationwide Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Two rules proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) are instrumental to achieving nationwide interoperability, according to the Department...

SGR Repeal Aims to Require Widespread EHR Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The latest attempt to address the Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR) and improve Medicare payments to providers also includes requirements for achieving widespread EHR interoperability in less than three years. Introduced by Representative...

Congress Includes EHR Interoperability Warning in SGR Fix Bill

by Jennifer Bresnick

Congress is taking a very hard look at EHR interoperability this spring by proposing several significant changes to the way the healthcare industry approaches the sharing of information between health IT systems.  In addition to a discussion...

How Does the ONC Plan to Promote Health IT Data Standards?

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) still has a great deal of coordinating to do as the healthcare industry begins to mature into its demands for interoperability, but it has a plan.  Health IT data standards are a hot topic of...

Standards Impacting Direct Exchange, Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A new report on DirectTrust interoperability testing and recommendations for improving Direct exchange identifies a handful of challenges and solutions, the most important of which centers on how optional standards for attachments accompanying...

Health Data Infrastructure Required for Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Without well-developed and -managed health data infrastructure data to move efficiently and securely between healthcare organizations, providers, and patients and realize the far-reaching benefits of health IT interoperability. This was the central...

Blue Button Aids in Health Data Exchange with Patients

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

As government officials and industry stakeholders debate the best pathway forward for enabling true interoperability, healthcare providers and payers have made progress toward enabling patients to use health data exchange tools to access their...

HIT Push Adds Pressure for Proper Interoperability Systems

by Ryan Mcaskill

With more patients asking for technology in their healthcare, providers need to be smart when implementing new solutions. The use of telemedicine has increased across the healthcare landscape. The growing push for value-based care has systems...

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