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How DirectTrust Can Aid Providers with FHIR, Health Data Exchange

May 24, 2018 - 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 application programming interface (API) and related specifications for health data exchange, and was developed by Health Level Seven International (HL7). FHIR...


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Can Enhancements to Patient EHRs Tailor PDMP Risk Indicators?

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Being able to sort data within patient EHRs, implementing maps that show distances between patients, prescribers, and pharmacies, and having graphical displays of patients’ controlled-substance prescription use could all potentially help...

States Could Utilize AI for Improved Healthcare Interoperability

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There are numerous obstacles to seamless healthcare interoperability at state health and human services (HHS) enterprises, but utilizing new data analytics options could prove fruitful in improving patient outcomes, recent research found. Specifically,...

Interoperability Key in EHNAC Trusted Exchange Accreditation Program

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WEDI, SAFE-BioPharma Association, LLC, eHI, and eP3 Foundation are collaborating with the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) to launch a Trusted Exchange Accreditation Program (TEAP) to further improve healthcare...

Patient Data Access Next Step in Healthcare Interoperability

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The push for nationwide healthcare interoperability has been fueled by organizations integrating EHRs and working toward as smooth of a transition as possible into the digital era. Now that the technological aspect is there, it is becoming increasingly...

Health Information Exchange Hindered by Patient Matching Issues

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Clarifying the unique patient identifier to enable patient matching is critical to ensure the safe and secure electronic exchange of health information, and the federal government must take strides to aid the private sector in these efforts,...

Surescripts Sees Health Data Exchange Growth with 26% Increase

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The Surescripts interoperability network saw a 26 percent increase in its secure health data exchange transactions in 2017, enabling 13.7 total transactions, the company reported in its 2017 National Progress Report. Surescripts increased the...

Apple Health Records EHR Data Viewer Will Have Immediate Impact

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Health system executives at each of the 12 organizations that were early adopters of Apple Health Records predict that the EHR data viewer will have an immediate positive impact on patient engagement, interoperability, and health IT innovation,...

Allscripts EHR Receives Top Rankings in Interoperability, RCM

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Healthcare systems utilizing EHR-centric vendors and single-source solutions reported higher satisfaction ratings, with Allscripts EHR coming home with the highest ranking in Black Book Research’s Q1 2018 poll. The majority of hospital...

Alabama HIE Joins SHIEC to Improve Rural Health Data Access

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The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) recently announced Alabama One Health Record has joined its membership to improve health data access and patient care delivery for patients in rural, underserved areas. The health...

EHR Interoperability Issues Plague 36% of Medical Record Admins

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There has been small improvement in medical record administrators being able to exchange patient health records with other providers, with 36 percent stating they have EHR interoperability issues with that task, according to recent Black Book...

DirectTrust Health Data Exchange Transactions Up 90% in One Year

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DirectTrust recently reported that the first quarter of 2018 has seen health data exchange transactions hit 47.8 million, which is an increase of approximately 90 percent over the same time frame in 2017. Healthcare organizations served by DirectTrust...

HITAC Approves 9 Healthcare Interoperability Recommendations

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Nine recommendations from the US Core Data for Interoperability Task Force (TF) were approved by the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC) earlier this week, updating healthcare interoperability elements that vendors must follow....

Netsmart Launches Cloud-Based EHR System myUnity for Home Health

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Netsmart recently announced the launch of a new cloud-based EHR system offering, myUnity, designed specifically for home health and senior living care providers. The behavioral health EHR vendor launched the platform as part of an effort to support...

Surescripts Network Expands EHR Interoperability at Point of Care

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Improving EHR interoperability by allowing providers to more easily access and exchange patient records remains a top priority at the health information network. Surescripts enabled four million clinical records exchanges over the last three...

New York PDMP Achieves Healthcare Interoperability with 25 States

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New York’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) has achieved healthcare interoperability with PDMPs in 25 other states and Washington DC, according to a recent announcement from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. "By removing unnecessary...

How CommonWell Adapts to Constant Health IT Innovation

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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 sought...

EHR Adoption, Interoperability Brought Google Back to Healthcare

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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 made...

Epic, athenahealth Most Effectively Enable EHR Interoperability

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Epic and athenahealth most successfully integrate their EHR product offerings with a single network to enable EHR interoperability for seamless health data exchange between users, according to a 2018 KLAS interoperability report. “Traditionally,...

Carequality Framework Membership Exceeds 600K Providers

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Carequality recently announced more than 600,000 healthcare providers are utilizing its trusted health data exchange framework to enable network-to-network connectivity. Membership of the Sequoia Project initiative includes eClinicalWorks, Epic,...

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