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ONC Celebrates FHIR-Powered Interoperability Demonstrations

December 14, 2016 - 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 Information Technology along with EHR vendors Allscripts, Cerner Corporation, and Epic Systems took part in a live demonstration of consumer applications...


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Using APIs in Healthcare to Make Patient Data Actionable

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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...

Health IT Standard eDOS Enables EHR Interoperability, Savings

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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...

AMIA Calls for Lab Data Interoperability Standards Improvements

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To advance lab data interoperability, the American Medical Informatics Association says the industry needs agreement on health IT standards and advanced programming interfaces (APIs) such as FHIR. In address at a multi-agency workshop at the...

Only One-Third of Docs Using Robust Health Data Exchange

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The division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published a data brief on variation in physician office health data exchange by state in 2015. According to its authors, approximately one-third of office-based physicians...

AHA: ONC Health IT Standards Guidance Lacking Specificity

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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?

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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 Chief Talks Health IT Standards, Information Sharing

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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...

How Health IT Standards Enable Patient Access to Health Data

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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

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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...

Longstanding IT Challenges Still Limit Potential of FHIR

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Members of the Regenstrief Institute showed off the potential of Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) to aggregate and merge patient health data from separate data sources as a proof of concept for a new pilot of the health IT standard....

3 Programs Supporting Health IT Standard FHIR Development

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As HL7 CEO Charles Jaffe, MD, PhD, said in an interview published earlier this week, "the marketplace will decide the utility of FHIR." So how exactly will Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) — the specifications...

Health IT Standard FHIR Ready to Advance Interoperability

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Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) remains a draft standard and application programming interface, but that status doesn't mean this health IT resource is not ready for the big time, according to the head of Health Level Seven...

Will FHIR, APIs Help or Hinder Health Information Exchanges?

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Application programming interfaces, such as the much-discussed Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, have the potential to increase the fluidity and sharing of health data currently stored away in health IT systems. But will increased API...

Task Force Makes Health IT Interoperability Recommendations

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The 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory Task Force (ISATF) has submitted a host of recommendations to assist ONC in drafting its next interoperability guidance for the healthcare industry with an emphasis on ensuring health IT interoperability...

Updating Progress of FHIR, C-CDA Health IT Standards at ONC

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is making headway in promoting two health IT standards. First up, the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR). On Monday, the federal agency announced the...

IHE, HL7 Renew Deal for Interoperability, FHIR Collaboration

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Health Level 7 International (HL7) and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) have agreed to continue their cooperation on developing interoperable health information, according to a HIMSS press release. In a joint understanding document,...

ONC Needs New Approach for MACRA Interoperability Standards

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ONC needs to take a new approach to how it implements health data interoperability standards under the Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), says the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). In a letter signed by AMIA president...

Health IT Standards Needed to Support Precision Medicine

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In a meeting of ONC’s Precision Medicine Task Force, healthcare leaders proposed the agency create more robust health IT standards in the wake of huge stores of health data needed in the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI). The Task Force,...

How Does FHIR Fit into Recent Interoperability Initiatives?

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Plenty of talk supports the position that application programming interfaces (APIs) will enhance health data interoperability, particularly a leading API standard known as FHIR. Health Level 7’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource...

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