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Achieving a Network-of-Networks with Health Data Standardization

September 20, 2018 - The concept of a network-of-networks lies at the center of several stakeholder efforts to achieve true interoperability. Stakeholders in the public and private sector have touted the benefits of a nationwide network-of-networks for years. Networks-of-networks essentially link all participating healthcare organizations together through common standards to enable cross-organization...


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Da Vinci Project to Advance Healthcare Interoperability, FHIR Use

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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...

How Sutter Health Pushes Health Data Exchange Forward

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Health data exchange has come a long way in the past decade, but many stakeholders are still dissatisfied with the current state of interoperability and data sharing between different hospitals and health systems. A 2018 AJMC study shows...

Cerner, Duke Research Develop EHR-Integrated Cardiac Risk App

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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...

RAND Identifies 10 Potential Patient EHR Matching Solutions

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In a new report sponsored by Pew Charitable Trusts, RAND identified ten potential patient EHR matching solutions and proposed a three-stage approach to help resolve the healthcare industry’s decades-old problem with patient matching...

Cerner to Directly Oversee MCHS EHR Implementation, IT Department

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Texas-based Medical Center Health System (MCHS) will move forward with an agreement to allow Cerner to take over its IT department and oversee its EHR implementation, according to Odessa American. The Ector County Hospital District board...

Amazon, Google, Microsoft Commit to Improving Interoperability

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A group of large tech companies including Amazon, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce, and Oracle recently stated their commitment to advancing healthcare interoperability and health data exchange through artificial intelligence (AI) and...

Initial Providers Go Live with CommonWell-Carequality Connection

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CommonWell has met all Carequality requirements to launch a CommonWell-Carequality connection, and initial providers using Cerner and Greenway Health users have gone live with the connection intended to advance seamless nationwide health...

DirectTrust Appoints New CEO to Head Health Data Exchange Alliance

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DirectTrust recently appointed DataFile Technologies Director of Strategy and Interoperability Scott Stuewe as the its new President and CEO to advance health data exchange among member organizations. Stuewe succeeds former DirectTrust...

EHNAC TEFCA Accreditation Program to Promote Interoperability

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The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) recently collaborated with WEDI, eHI, eP3 Foundation, and several other healthcare organizations to establish a Trusted Exchange Accreditation Program (TEAP) to promote...

EHR Integration Aided with Patient Intake Management

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Healthcare organizations can greatly benefit from EHR integration tools, such as patient intake management solutions that eliminate duplicative processes and also raise patient satisfaction levels, a recent KLAS report...

AHRQ Awards Patient-Reported Outcomes Contract to MedStar Health

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) awarded an 18-month contract to MedStar Health researchers for improving how patient-reported outcomes are collected and how that data is integrated into EHRs. Researchers can develop...

Focusing on Patient Care to Fuel Healthcare Interoperability

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Having true healthcare interoperability nationwide has been a key goal for industry stakeholders for years, and recent federal initiatives and evolving technologies are helping to accomplish that goal.   Different healthcare...

What are Potential Benefits, Challenges of HIE Use?

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Health information exchange (HIE) will be critical for improving interoperability, especially as technology continues to evolve and the options for transferring and receiving information increase. Along with having the necessary tools for...

4 Key Areas to Watch in Healthcare Interoperability

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Technology is ever-evolving, and with that evolution comes an increasing amount of data. Healthcare interoperability is a way for organizations to utilize information and ensure that patients can receive proper care, even if they move from...

Stronger Patient Data Access Improves Overall Care Process

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With technology continuing to evolve at a rapid pace, working towards more seamless healthcare interoperability remains a top priority for healthcare organizations. Having a stronger patient data access process is often hailed as a way to...

Industry Collaboration Can Improve Healthcare Data Inaccuracies

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Broad collaboration between numerous healthcare stakeholders is crucial for developing an efficient and sustainable system that can cut down on healthcare data inaccuracies, according to a report from the Provider Data Action...

Refining Patient Matching Process for Stronger Health Data Exchange

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Healthcare organizations understand that patient matching is an important aspect of the safe and secure electronic exchange of health information, but providers must ensure they have the right tools to accurately identify patients and then...

How DirectTrust Can Aid Providers with FHIR, Health Data Exchange

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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...

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...

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