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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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