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January 25, 2017  1:34 PM

Under pressure, ONC still making noise

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner

With its leadership and programs in flux because of uncertainty accompanying the new administration, ONC has produced a flurry of activity lately punctuated by a slate of sessions scheduled for HIMSS 2017 in Orlando coming up Feb. 19. But even as remaining

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)...

March 22, 2016  2:15 PM

NIH, ONC pilot to build on Precision Medicine Initiative

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
FHIR, Genomes, HL7, ONC, precision medicine

Individuals that support the mission of President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative can now take action by accessing their health data and sending it to

June 24, 2015  1:12 PM

CommonWell grows, despite Epic absence

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Epic, HL7

Despite the continued absence of health IT’s biggest name, the CommonWell Health Alliance, a vendor-backed interoperability group, keeps growing. EHR giant

April 16, 2015  3:02 PM

HIMSS 2015 delightfully chaotic

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
athenahealth, Cerner, Epic, HIMSS 2015, HL7, Interoperability

CHICAGO -- Overheard on the show floor at HIMSS 2015: “Hey, I like that analytics engine.” HIMSS 2015 was a health techie’s wonderland, with plenty of partying, delightful chaos...

January 28, 2015  2:47 PM

HL7 International starts user group for payers

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
FHIR, HL7, payers

Unlike in European countries with single-payer or similar health insurance systems, the U.S. healthcare market is fragmented among a large number of individual private payer companies and groups. That setup brings technological problems when it comes to exchanging information between

November 19, 2014  5:05 PM

HL7 touts FHIR as new interoperability standard

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
CommonWell Alliance, FHIR, HL7, Interoperability

The hottest health IT buzzwords of the moment are interoperability and standards. To that end, standards developer Health Level Seven International (HL7) offered its "critical expertise...

July 11, 2011  11:44 AM

HL7, IHTSDO continue health care interoperability efforts

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
health IT standards, HL7, IHTSDO, Interoperability and health information exchange

Health Level Seven International Inc. (HL7) and the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization (IHTSDO) are continuing their efforts to foment...

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