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Interoperability


December 23, 2016  11:56 AM

ONC releases 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory updates

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
Interoperability

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has released its 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory, which expands its focus on health research interoperability, after compiling roughly six months of

December 15, 2016  11:41 AM

Patients want info in one place

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Interoperability, Surescripts

Health data and patients' electronic access to their own health information are real, personal issues, not just the stuff of health IT government and vendor debate. Some...


December 7, 2016  9:19 AM

The 21st Century Cures Act: Implications for Health IT

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
FDA, information blocking, Interoperability, precision medicine

The U.S. Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act on Dec. 6, legislation that has some important implications for health IT including providing funding to


November 22, 2016  11:50 AM

Barriers to population health management tech platforms

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
EHR, Interoperability, population health management, Telemedicine

Due to the ever-changing regulatory landscape and the focus on managing the health of populations, IT vendors have taken several different approaches when it comes to population health management...


November 17, 2016  11:33 AM

ONC to Congress: Get moving on interoperability

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Interoperability, ONC

Although EHR use is up, more work needs to be done on interoperability. The Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology (ONC)  has submitted a


November 11, 2016  1:01 PM

ONC health IT report: EHR use up, but work remains

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
Health IT, HIPAA, information blocking, Interoperability, ONC

The 2016 annual report from Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology found that the use of EHR technology has dramatically increased in the past eight years. The report stated that 96% of hospitals and 78% of physician offices used certified EHRs in 2015. This is a...


August 25, 2016  11:00 AM

Members of CommonWell will enable patients to access health data

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
CommonWell Alliance, Interoperability

If you're a patient of a hospital or physician that is using the technology of a CommonWell Health Alliance member—including


August 10, 2016  9:16 AM

Could the key to health data exchange be APIs? ONC thinks so.

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
API, Interoperability

Application program interfaces (APIs)– routines, protocols, and tools used when building software—are important not only for interoperability but also to the future of healthcare, according to the Office...


July 1, 2016  3:03 PM

ONC sets MACRA interoperability measures

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Interoperability, Meaningful use, ONC

Responding to Congress' call last year to define health IT interoperability measures that Medicare providers must meet to receive reimbursement under new value-based models, ONC has published the measures.The new measures are now part of


June 8, 2016  3:00 PM

Medical Informatics group chief pleads for more EHR interoperability

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
HL7, Interoperability

Doug Fridsma, M.D., is a passionate guy. A former chief science officer for ONC, Frisdma joined the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) in...


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