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Health IT Interoperability

The Week Ahead in Health IT Interoperability: Dec. 21-Dec.27

by Frank Irving

Year-end documentation highlights the week ahead in health IT interoperability, after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) beat a statutory deadline with the Dec. 18 publication of its draft Quality Measure Development Plan (MDP)....

The Week Ahead in Health IT Interoperability: Dec. 14-20

by Frank Irving

As last week came to a close, the American Medical Association (AMA) went public with a statement denouncing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for posting new data deemed “premature and incomplete” on its Physician...

Advocates Urge Reform, Not Delay, in MU Requirements

by Frank Irving

Reforms to improve health IT interoperability should be included in any legislative changes to the EHR meaningful use program, according to a Dec. 7 letter addressed to leaders of the U.S. House and Senate. The letter, spearheaded by interoperability...

Getting a Handle on APIs and Health IT Interoperability

by Frank Irving

With preliminary meetings over the past two weeks, the Health IT Policy Committee’s API Task Force has begun to uncover possible barriers to the widespread adoption of open application programming interfaces (APIs) in healthcare. It has...

The Week Ahead in Health IT Interoperability: Dec. 7-13

by Frank Irving

The week ahead in health IT interoperability offers a chance to get questions answered about how the 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule affects Medicare quality reporting programs. You can join the Medicare Learning Network call,...

RSNA, Sequoia Launch Imaging Interoperability Program

by Frank Irving

This week’s annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) brings news of a health IT interoperability initiative aimed at broadening access to medical images and reports. RSNA, in collaboration with The Sequoia Project,...

The Week Ahead in Health IT Interoperability: Nov. 30-Dec. 6

by Frank Irving

The week ahead in health IT interoperability begins with more than 47,000 radiology industry professionals assembled in Chicago for RSNA 2015, which runs through Dec. 4. In his opening remarks on Nov. 30, RSNA President Ronald Arenson, MD,...

The Week Ahead in Health IT Interoperability: Nov. 23-29

by Frank Irving

It’s a short week ahead for health IT interoperability as we pause to appreciate the unsung heroes on the caregiving frontlines and all who support them behind the scenes. With many family members, friends and professional colleagues serving...

New Committee to Operationalize Interoperability Framework

by Frank Irving

Health information network collaborative Carequality has announced the membership of its Steering Committee for the 2015-2016 term. The new committee is charged with overseeing the launch of what Carequality describes as the nation’s broadest...

The Week Ahead in Health IT Interoperability: Nov. 16-22

by Frank Irving

There’s less than a month remaining to submit public comments on the EHR Incentive Programs Stage 3 final rule. The regulations become effective on Dec. 15, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which administers...

The Week Ahead in Health IT Interoperability: Nov. 9-15

by Frank Irving

The Health IT Policy Committee (HITPC) highlights the week ahead in health IT interoperability with a full-day meeting scheduled for Nov. 10 beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET. Meaningful use will be front-and-center in discussions ranging from the recently...

Exploding 6 Myths of Health IT Interoperability

by Frank Irving

At its most fundamental level, health IT interoperability means two or more systems or components having the ability to connect and exchange information — and to use the information that has been exchanged. Aside from that straightforward...

The Week Ahead in Health IT Interoperability: Nov. 2-8

by Frank Irving

A busy week lies ahead for the federal committees charged with advising the National Coordinator for Health IT on matters of policy and standards. Interested parties can listen in on four public meetings scheduled to cover barriers to healthcare...

The Week Ahead in Health IT Interoperability: Oct. 26-Nov. 1

by Frank Irving

A grassroots advocacy project highlights the week ahead in health IT interoperability. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has equipped its members with a way to push for a pause in the EHR Incentive Program’s Stage 3 implementation....

Who’s at the Forefront of U.S. Health Information Exchange?

by Frank Irving

Which U.S. states are leading the way in health information exchange? HealthITInteroperability.com consulted the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC)’s interactive dashboard to uncover the vanguard states in six areas...

The Week Ahead in Health IT Interoperability: Oct. 19-25

by Frank Irving

Policy work rolls onward this week in terms of implementing aspects of the Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap into actionable steps. The Health IT Policy Committee (HITPC)’s Clinical, Technical, Organizational and Financial Barriers...

Health IT Interoperability Shines in CHIME Innovation Award

by Frank Irving

Health IT interoperability is front-and-center for Hackensack University Medical Center, whose CIO, Shafiq Rab, MD, was named Innovator of the Year by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) on Oct. 15. Rab accepted...

The Week Ahead in Health IT Interoperability: Oct. 12-18

by Frank Irving

EHR developer Cerner’s annual Health Conference kicks off the week ahead in health IT interoperability with a theme of “Connecting What Matters.” Highlighting the flow of — and access to — information, the event...

How Health IT Integration Can Help Reduce Diagnostic Errors

by Frank Irving

An estimated 5 percent of U.S. adults who seek outpatient care each year experience a diagnostic error, according to a report published Sept. 23 by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Such errors account for up to 17 percent of adverse errors in...

The Week Ahead in Health IT Interoperability: Oct. 5-11

by Frank Irving

Proposed legislation on electronic health records highlights the week ahead in health IT interoperability. Senators Bill Cassidy and Sheldon Whitehouse will introduce their new EHR bill on Oct. 6. During last week’s Senate HELP Committee...

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