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  • HL7 Publishes Release 3 of HIT Standard FHIR for Trial Use

    March 23, 2017 - Health Level 7 International (HL7) has published Release 3 of Fast Health Interoperability Resources (FHIR) Standard for Trial Use (STU), the organization announced midweek. “HL7 is pleased to work on the FHIR specification with many hundreds of partners, who are all implementing the specification to exchange data in service of the healthcare needs to their enterprises, their customers,...

  • Updated ONC SAFER Guides Encourage EHR Usability, Safety

    March 22, 2017 - ONC has added updated ONC SAFER Guides to its Health IT Playbook in an effort to help providers improve EHR usability and safety at their practices. The ONC SAFER Guides were designed to help providers ensure patient safety when utilizing new, unfamiliar technologies. Considering a recent report found that EHR-associated patient harm and EHR data management is one of the biggest threats to...

  • Former Rep. Fleming Named to HHS Health Technology Post

    March 21, 2017 - A former Louisiana congressman has accepted a position within the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) that could impact the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). According to NOLA.com, John Fleming, Jr, MD, will serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Technology for the Trump Administration pending an official start date. Fleming served...

  • WEDI Calls for Health IT System Cybersecurity Improvements

    March 20, 2017 - WEDI is calling for increased cybersecurity investments by healthcare organizations to protect health IT infrastructure from the growing interest of cybercriminals. WEDI, a nonprofit organization focusing on using health IT for health data exchange working with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), recently drafted a white paper to inform healthcare insiders of the best ways to...


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Health Information Exchanges Report Information Blocking

Despite widespread disapproval and Congressional scrutiny, information blocking remains a problem for health information exchanges working to connect providers and their EHR systems. Drawing data from a national survey of 60 HIE leaders, a new...

HL7 Publishes Release 3 of HIT Standard FHIR for Trial Use

Health Level 7 International (HL7) has published Release 3 of Fast Health Interoperability Resources (FHIR) Standard for Trial Use (STU), the organization announced midweek. “HL7 is pleased to work on the FHIR specification with many hundreds...

Updated ONC SAFER Guides Encourage EHR Usability, Safety

ONC has added updated ONC SAFER Guides to its Health IT Playbook in an effort to help providers improve EHR usability and safety at their practices. The ONC SAFER Guides were designed to help providers ensure patient safety when utilizing new,...

Healthcare APIs Necessary for Improving Data Interoperability

A new report by Chilmark Research on solutions for improving health data interoperability highlights the importance of open healthcare APIs. The report states dramatic health IT improvements are needed to assess and manage risks across populations...

Former Rep. Fleming Named to HHS Health Technology Post

A former Louisiana congressman has accepted a position within the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) that could impact the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). According to NOLA.com, John Fleming,...

Ensuring Patient Concerns Don’t Limit Health Data Exchange

A new op-ed by former National Coordinator David Blumenthal, MD, MPP, addresses the potential for digital health information exchange to dramatically change healthcare so long as providers address patient health data security and privacy concerns....

WEDI Calls for Health IT System Cybersecurity Improvements

WEDI is calling for increased cybersecurity investments by healthcare organizations to protect health IT infrastructure from the growing interest of cybercriminals. WEDI, a nonprofit organization focusing on using health IT for health data exchange...

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