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Why Healthcare Interoperability Isn’t a Technical Challenge

April 24, 2015 - Although health IT standards and their implementation play an important role in health data exchange, these technical aspects are unlikely to be the reason that advancements in healthcare interoperability are not made. Time and time again during HIMSS15, key stakeholders in interoperability reiterated this point. While all agreed that health data cannot move without the right...


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Does Use and Implementation of EHR Technology Affect Care?

by Vera Gruessner

The implementation of EHR technology and health IT systems continues to be prominent within the healthcare industry, which was clearly visible at the 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago last week. HIMSS15 brought in...

What to Accomplish After the ICD-10 Transition Deadline

by Vera Gruessner

While the majority of healthcare organizations are focused on meeting the ICD-10 transition deadline, the HIMSS ICD-10 Task Force mentioned last Wednesday at the 2015 HIMSS conference the importance of extending their preparation efforts...

Turning Health IT Standards into Useable Technology, Data

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Health IT certification and usability are not the same thing. The former is based on the implementation and performance of health IT standards in a health IT vendor's technology whereas the latter is based on the health IT...

Testing, Certification to Drive Healthcare Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

As EHR use moves from health data collection to exchange, it must now include the ability to send and receive electronic clinical information in an efficient and effective way and do so in concert with other health IT systems and...

ONC Ties Added Surveillance to Healthcare Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) was by no means surprised by questions about health IT surveillance during its interactions with media at HIMSS15 but perhaps only by the number of them. The...

EHR Interoperability Stressed in DeSalvo’s Keynote Address

by Vera Gruessner

To conclude the 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago that brought in 35,000 healthcare IT professionals, providers, and other key stakeholders, Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health IT, delivered a keynote...

Is the 2015 Health IT Certification Criteria More Adaptable?

by Vera Gruessner

During the 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition taking place in Chicago, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has remained busy and issued a variety of announcements including releasing a proposed ruling on...

How Meaningful Use Requirements Impact Health IT Standards

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

CHICAGO — With the proposed rules for Stage 3 Meaningful Use and the changes to meaningful use requirements from 2015 to 2017, the EHR Incentive Programs are closing in on the end of road. However, the few years the meaningful use...

Health Data Exchange Advanced in New Pilot Program

by Vera Gruessner

Nationwide health data exchange and EHR interoperability continue to impact the healthcare sector, as these objectives are the overarching goals of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs as well as many healthcare organizations...

ONC Considers Meaningful Use Requirements, Patient Engagement

by Vera Gruessner

Today at the HIMSS15 Annual Conference and Exhibition, Karen B. DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, answered the public’s questions at the media briefing for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health...

Population Health Management Tools Unveiled at HIMSS15

by Vera Gruessner

Both nationwide data exchange and improvements in population health management are being deconstructed at the 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago. Today at the HIMSS conference NextGen Healthcare, a provider of medical...

How Healthcare Interoperability, Data Exchange Move Forward

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

CHICAGO — Healthcare interoperability and health data exchange have entered a new phase at HIMSS15, one that is characterized by action and use cases in the here and now rather than in a more distant future. One such example is the...

PA Health Information Exchange Grants $11.8 Million to HIOs

by Vera Gruessner

At the 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition taking place in Chicago, health information exchange (HIE) developments are being heavily discussed, as EHR interoperability and the overall exchange of healthcare data remains a vital...

Health IT Improves Triple Aim in HIMSS Leadership Survey

by Vera Gruessner

Today the 26th Annual HIMSS Leadership Survey was released at the 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago. The results show that 68 percent of respondents claim that health IT is effectively improving the triple aim –...

Major Healthcare IT Topics to Watch Out for at HIMSS15

by Vera Gruessner

With the 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition starting on Sunday, April 12, healthcare IT professionals are likely to hear about specific developments in the industry. Every year, certain topics take center-stage at the HIMSS...

EHR Adoption and Meaningful Use at HIMSS15

by Vera Gruessner

The biggest annual conference for the health IT industry – the 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition – is taking place from April 12 to April 16 in Chicago and will be bringing together more than 38,000 healthcare IT...

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