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Health IT Interoperability

3 Programs Supporting Health IT Standard FHIR Development

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

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 Interoperability in Stage 3 Meaningful Use

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

As originally planned, eligible professionals and hospitals would to move from EHR adoption and data capture to advanced EHR use an health information exchange. While the meaningful use timeline has changed considerably with Stage 3 Meaningful...

Top Challenges to Leveraging Patient-Generated Health Data

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The role of patient-generated health data is set to change given the increased focus on patient engagement in programs such as meaningful use and the forthcoming Merit-based Incentive Payment Program. But are healthcare organizations and providers...

Task Force Makes Health IT Interoperability Recommendations

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

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...

South Carolina Docs to Tackle Health IT Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The physician advocacy group is partnering with KaMMCO Health Solutions to develop an interoperable, analytics-driving health IT solutions to support the state's providers transitioning from fee-for-service to value-based care. "SCMA...

Why Optimism Is Building for National Patient Identifier

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A report from the House Committee on Appropriations contains language on the use of national patient identifiers indicating the possibility that future legislation could remove the prohibition against the federal government funding...

VA EHR Interoperability Still Lagging, Senate Hearing Finds

by Sara Heath

Despite recent advances in EHR interoperability, the Department of Veterans Affairs is still not far enough along in its EHR modernization efforts. In a Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies subcommittee hearing, Senate...

Carequality Looking for New Interoperability Committee Members

by Sara Heath

Carequality has opened up applications to its Steering Committee, which will head efforts to develop large-scale health IT interoperability solutions. According to a public statement, the organization is looking for industry stakeholders who...

Health IT Interoperability Continues Growth under DirectTrust

by Sara Heath

DirectTrust has continued its expansion in the healthcare space, helping to boost health IT interoperability and health information exchange between numerous providers and hospitals. According to a public statement from the organization, DirectTrust...

ONC Addresses MACRA Health Data Interoperability, HIE Measures

by Sara Heath

After a slew of industry feedback, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has made adjustments for how it will measure interoperability and health information exchange (HIE) under MACRA. In an ONC blog...

MACRA Must Do More to Promote Health Data Interoperability

by Sara Heath

MACRA requires more provisions to facilitate health data interoperability and the secure exchange of health information, says the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI). In a comments letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...

New Technology Aims to Boost Health Data Interoperability

by Sara Heath

Six Bay Area hospitals have joined together to improve health data interoperability in emergency departments in an effort to boost care coordination and patient-centered care. According to a press release, the hospitals, spear-headed by Sutter...

Has ONC Assumed Too Much about Interoperability for MACRA?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The closing date for responding to an Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) request for information on measuring health IT interoperability for MACRA implementation came and went a week ago with several industry...

Making Health IT Interoperability More Concrete, Actionable

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

On the national level, The Sequoia Project has made considerable headway in removing technical and legal barriers to health information exchange and data sharing, most recently with several organizations (e.g., Surescripts, Epic Systems, athenahealth)...

PA Health Information Exchange Awards $3.8M in Grants

by Sara Heath

The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority has awarded over $3 million in funding to help hospitals, health systems, and other healthcare organizations connected to the state’s health information exchange (HIE), Pennsylvania’s...

Clinical Trial Success Relies on Health Data Interoperability

by Sara Heath

Health data interoperability may be the key to enhancing clinical trials, says the Food and Drug Administration. In its recent draft guide Use of Electronic Health Record Data in Clinical Investigations, the FDA discussed the potential EHR data...

Task Force Says Federal API Requirements Need Standardization

by Sara Heath

The API Task Force Committee, a subset under the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, has released a set of guidelines calling for better coordination for the protocol of application programming interface (API)...

How Health IT Interoperability Is Driving Healthcare M&A

by Christopher Helmrath of SC&H Capital

Health IT interoperability is the aim of current healthcare IT mergers and acquisitions, but that wasn’t always the case. Megamergers have abruptly given way to middle-market acquisitions. While this shift is undoubtedly good news for aspiring...

GAO Appoints 3 New Members to Health IT Policy Committee

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Government Accountability Office has named three new members of the Health IT Policy Committee to represent payers, patients and consumers, and employers, the federal agency announced Thursday. “It’s important to have the input...

NATE, CommonWell Partner to Promote Data Interoperability

by Sara Heath

Major industry leaders, the CommonWell Health Alliance and the National Association for Trusted Exchange, have partnered to boost health data interoperability, according to a public announcement. Both organizations have signed a pledge to join...

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