Healthcare IT Interoperability, EHR interoperability, Hospital Interoperability

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VA Digital Health Platform to Improve EHR Interoperability

January 13, 2017 - The Department of Veterans Affairs Digital Health Platform (DHP), a cloud-based technology, will equip providers with real-time access to patient health data from VA, military, and commercial electronic health records (EHRs), applications, devices and wearables. The program will employ open health IT standards — specifically, HL7 — in combination with cloud-based technologies...


Two CA Networks to Form Largest Health Information Exchange


The California Integrated Data Exchange (Cal INDEX) and Inland Empire Health Information Exchange (IEHIE) announced midweek plans to combine their networks and become the largest health information exchange in the United States. The newly created...

Value of Carequality-CommonWell Interoperability Agreement


The health data exchange agreement between The Sequoia Project’s Carequality and vendor-driven CommonWell Health Alliance warrants a second look, according to the President & CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative. In a guest...

More Health Orgs Using Surescripts Health Data Exchange Service


In a crucial step toward nationwide interoperability, eight leading healthcare organizations went live with Surescripts National Record Locator Service (NRLS) as of this week. According to a recent press release, “thousands of healthcare...

3 Health Information Exchanges Make Health IT Investments


November proved to be a busy month for a handful of health information exchanges looking to add to their health data exchange capabilities. In the Midwest, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) contracted with openAirWare...

Open APIs, Use Cases Driving Interoperability at Allscripts


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


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...

Value-Based Care Needs Purposeful Health IT Interoperability


Health IT interoperability is a key ingredient for achieving success in value-based care, but it is also one that healthcare organizations may fail to comprehend fully. During the opening panel of Xtelligent Media’s Value-Based Care Summit,...

Making Innovation Work For EHR Integration, Interoperability


Improving healthcare interoperability will require innovators to move providers beyond their dissatisfaction with early EHR and health IT systems and adopt integrative technologies capable of improving care coordination, delivery, and cost. According...

Where Interoperability, Integration Fit into EHR Selection


As part of its effort to improve health information sharing, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has issued new guidance for healthcare organizations to consider during EHR selection and contracting. As part...

Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure Key to Advancing Care


The first is a global assessment of value-based care The Economist Intelligence Unit. Despite increases worldwide in EHR adoption, several countries, including the United States, have as of yet been unable to put this technology to work fully...

McKesson Makes Push for Healthcare Interoperability


McKesson Health Solutions announced the launch of a healthcare interoperability platform, the Intelligence Hub, with the aim of automating and streamlining claims reimbursement for providers, payers, and vendors. Using open standards such as...

WEDI: EHR Integration Necessary for Leveraging Genomic Data


A white paper published by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) explores the potential to improve care coordination and health outcomes through the use of genomic information, a potentially depending in large part on EHR integration...

Health IT Interoperability Needed to Drive Cancer Research


In a recent report delivered last meet to the National Cancer Advisory Board, members of the Cancer Moonshot's Blue Ribbon Panel called for the creation of a national health IT infrastructure to support next-generation cancer research as...

Lessons Learned from EHR Integration of Medical Devices


As the assigned project manager spearheading numerous large health system enterprise-wise medical device integration programs for over a decade, I’ve learned an essential lesson about EHR integration of medical devices. Data captured from...

ONC Blockchain Winners Target Health IT Interoperability


The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has named the final winners of its healthcare blockchain challenge, several with a focus on advancing health IT interoperability. “We are thrilled by the incredible...

5 Areas to Improve the Health IT Interoperability Experience


At last month's meeting of the Interoperability Experience Task Force, member of this collaboration between the Health IT Policy and Standards Committees identified five use cases to help improve the experience of health IT interoperability...

New FHIR App Developments Support Health Data Search on EHRs


A research team has successfully developed a system which supports patient data in Integrating Biology and the Bedside (i2b2) repositories over the SMART on FHIR format, helping to boost health data interoperability between disparate technologies....

Better Health IT Interoperability Needed to Close Gaps in Care


Health IT interoperability serves as a considerable barrier to mitigating gaps in care, according to a recent white paper published by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) in partnership with the Louis W. Sullivan Institute for...

CEO Judy Faulkner Airs Epic’s Views on EHR Interoperability


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...


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