Healthcare IT Interoperability, EHR interoperability, Hospital Interoperability

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What Is the Right Pathway to Healthcare Interoperability?

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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...

Coordinating Conversations about Healthcare Interoperability

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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...

Health IT Infrastructure, Costs Hinder Health Data Exchange

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Findings from a new interoperability survey conducted by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) reveal the challenges facing healthcare organizations and providers working to improve health data exchange. The results are part of...

Renewed Interest in Joint iEHR for DoD-VA Interoperability

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Congress will again consider proposed legislation with the purpose of streamlining the exchange of health information between the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. On March 23, Representative David Roe (R-TN) reintroduced the Integrated...

ONC 2015 Edition EHR Certification Builds Case for APIs, FHIR

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To complement the publication of proposed Stage 3 Meaningful Use requirements by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the ONC has issued its proposed rule for the 2015 Edition certification criteria, the means by which certified...

Stage 3 Meaningful Use Requires Infrastructure for PHAs, CDRs

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As part of the meaningful use's end-goal to leverage health IT in support of population health management, its next and final phase — Stage 3 Meaningful Use — requires a new approach to public health and clinical data registry...

Congress Includes EHR Interoperability Warning in SGR Fix Bill

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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...

Standards Impacting Direct Exchange, Interoperability

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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

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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...

HIT Push Adds Pressure for Proper Interoperability Systems

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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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