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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Health Data Exchange, Interoperability Major HIMSS18 Focal Points

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With 40,000 attendees set to descend on Las Vegas, the 2018 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition will bring together the nation’s leading healthcare and health IT minds to tackle the nation’s top challenges, two of which are...

OR Behavioral Health Center Adopts Carequality Using Netsmart EHR

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LifeWorks Northwest (LifeWorks NW) in Oregon will adopt the Carequality interoperability framework through its Netsmart EHR network in an effort to improve health data exchange between other acute and community care providers. The...

Diagnostic EHR Data Sharing in Health Systems Improves Outcomes

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A recent study ties hospital and health system sharing of diagnostic EHR data to lower patient mortality rates and improve health outcomes. Researchers studying CMS and AHA data published their findings in the American Journal of Managed...

Pew Urges ONC Expand EHR Data Included in Health Data Exchange

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Pew Charitable Trusts recently requested ONC support the expansion of health data exchange via application programming interfaces (APIs) beyond common clinical data sets (CCDS) to include a wider variety of important EHR data. In a letter...

ONC Releases Trusted Health Data Exchange Framework Draft

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ONC recently announced the release of its Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement draft intended to advance health data exchange and interoperability. “This is really the network of networks concept,” said National...

AHRQ Challenge to Enable EHR Integration of Patient Reported Data

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently announced plans to launch a challenge competition in fall of 2018 to develop health IT capable of enabling EHR integration of patient-reported outcomes (PRO) data. The...

SHIEC Patient Centered Data Health Information Exchange Goes Live

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The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) recently announced the nationwide launch of health information exchange model Patient Centered Data Home (PCDH). PCDH is a health data exchange system with a focus on...

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