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UCSF Leveraging Epic EHR, FHIR to Manage Newborn Weight Loss

December 7, 2018 - University of California San Francisco (UCSF) is launching a new tool that leverages data from the health system’s Epic EHR to enable clinicians to improve clinical decision support for providers caring for newborns in the first month of life. The tool leverages SMART on Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) to power the new tool, which will automatically collect data...


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New FDA App Streamlines EHR Patient Data Collection for Researchers

by Kate Monica

FDA recently launched a new app designed to allow researchers to easily collect real-world evidence in the form of EHR patient data, claims and billing information, and patient-generated health data through patients’ mobile...

Epic App Orchard Lowers Participation Fee for Health IT Developers

by Kate Monica

Participating in Epic App Orchard will now be more affordable for health IT developers, according to Epic App Orchard Director Brett Gann. Epic launched its marketplace for third-party apps in 2017. The app store allows vendors and health...

Carequality, DirectTrust Continue Growing Health Data Exchange

by Kate Monica

Carequality and DirectTrust have each achieved significant growth in recent months as health data exchange continues to grow steadily nationwide. Users of the Carequality Interoperability Framework exchanged more than 14 million clinical...

Carequality Promoting Use of FHIR for Health Data Exchange

by Kate Monica

Carequality is looking to add support for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standards to its trusted exchange framework as part of an effort to further streamline interoperability and standards use. The nationwide...

32% of EHR Vendors Use FHIR to Meet 2015 Edition CEHRT Requirements

by Kate Monica

Nearly a third of EHR vendors are using the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard to meet 2015 Edition certification requirements, according to ONC officials. FHIR is an internet-based standard developed and...

Da Vinci Project to Advance Healthcare Interoperability, FHIR Use

by Kate Monica

A private sector-led initiative — the Da Vinci Project — is poised to accelerate advancements in healthcare interoperability by promoting use of the HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR) data standard across the...

Cerner, Duke Research Develop EHR-Integrated Cardiac Risk App

by Kate Monica

Cerner and Duke Clinical Research Institute collaborated to develop an EHR-integrated atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) Risk Calculator app intended to boost communication between patients and providers to improve health...

Geisinger, Merck Partner to Launch EHR-Integrated FHIR Apps

by Kate Monica

Geisinger Health System and Merck have partnered to launch two new EHR-integrated, web-based health IT tools that leverage FHIR to utilize health data from a variety of EHR systems from different vendors. The two applications were...

Breaking Down How the Apple Health Records EHR Data Viewer Works

by Kate Monica

The Apple Health Records EHR data viewer released in 2018 has steadily grown in popularity over the past eight months, and industry leaders already expect the feature will make waves in health IT innovation, patient engagement, and...

How DirectTrust Can Aid Providers with FHIR, Health Data Exchange

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare organizations leveraging DirectTrust can also use the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard for more seamless and secure health data exchange, DirectTrust explained in a recent webinar. FHIR defines a web...

1UPHealth Wins ONC API Innovation Challenge Using FHIR Server

by Kate Monica

1UPHealth recently won the ONC application programming interface (API) innovation challenge by identifying weaknesses in a server built on the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard, and then finding ways to strengthen...

Sequoia Project To Launch PULSE Health IT Platform Nationwide

by Kate Monica

The Sequoia Project recently announced it will develop a nationwide deployment plan for the Patient Unified Lookup System for Emergencies (PULSE) health IT platform that will expand the reach of the disaster response system. ONC and the...

How CommonWell Adapts to Constant Health IT Innovation

by Kate Monica

At the start of 2018, CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced health IT innovation would be a top priority among stakeholders. Three months into the year, this assertion has proven true: Google, Amazon, Apple, and other tech titans have...

EHR Adoption, Interoperability Brought Google Back to Healthcare

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

LAS VEGAS—Widespread EHR adoption attracted the likes of Google to return to healthcare and help the industry in its adoption of new and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. On Monday, Google...

Health Data Exchange, Interoperability Major HIMSS18 Focal Points

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

With 40,000 attendees set to descend on Las Vegas, the 2018 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition will bring together the nation’s leading healthcare and health IT minds to tackle the nation’s top challenges, two of which are...

DirectTrust President and CEO David Kibbe, MD, to Step Down

by Kate Monica

DirectTrust recently announced founding President and CEO David Kibbe, MD, will step down at the end of 2018. The DirectTrust Board of Directors is currently searching for a successor. The nonprofit healthcare industry alliance was...

Recognizing Healthcare Interoperability as a Moving Target

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Verbs used to describe work on interoperability (e.g., achieve, reach) give the impression that the task once done is complete. But the emergence of new technology and data sets with the potential to positively impact care delivery renders...

DirectTrust Health Data Exchange Likely to Hit 170M Transactions

by Kate Monica

DirectTrust announced it expects to reach 170 million cumulative health data exchange transactions for 2017 following a period of continued steady growth in users, addresses, and transactions in the third quarter of the year. The...

LOINC Director Advises Restraint in Health Data Standardization

by Kate Monica

A recent op-ed by LOINC and Health Data Standards Director at the Regenstrief Center Daniel J. Vreeman, PT, MS, cautioned healthcare organizations against standardizing all types of health data. While health data standardization enhances...

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