Health IT Pulse:

Interoperability and health information exchange

April 14, 2017  1:56 PM

New ONC challenge focuses on accuracy and reliability of health data

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
health data security, health information exchange, ONC

A new ONC challenge is seeking ways to ensure the accuracy and reliability of health data, also known as data provenance. Data provenance refers to information about when the data was created, by whom, and whether it was changed during its electronic exchange. Data provenance -- and ensuring...

August 17, 2016  3:40 PM

E-prescribing of controlled substances on sharp rise

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
e-prescribing, e-prescriptions, Surescripts

Electronic prescribing of controlled substances, or EPCS, such as opioids increased dramatically in 2015, according to

May 12, 2016  12:13 PM

ONC healthcare contest to give patients more say over data movement

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
HIE, Interoperability, Interoperability and health information exchange, ONC

Most people can be reached instantly by others through mobile technology. A new healthcare contest devised by ONC may make it so that patients are able to approve the electronic transmission of their health data just as quickly. The ONC Move Health Data Forward Challenge seeks to support the...

April 26, 2016  2:39 PM

Machine learning tools best human accuracy in diagnosing cancer

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
cancer, HIE, Machine learning

Machines are just as capable as humans, if not more so, on almost every level when it comes to diagnosing patients. Open source machine learning tools and algorithms are able to identify cancer cases with an accuracy rate...

February 24, 2016  12:17 PM

ONC on the interoperability march again

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
HIE, HIMSS, Interoperability, ONC

With HIMSS 2016 looming next week, ONC has rolled out yet another project in the federal health IT agency's campaign to promote what has probably been up to now

February 17, 2016  10:16 AM

CommonWell Health Alliance adds HIMSS, others as new members

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Cerner, CommonWell Alliance, HIE, HIMSS, Interoperability, mckesson

A group created to expand the interoperable exchange of patient data between providers with different EHR systems can now count a few more healthcare organizations as members. Less than two weeks out from its

January 27, 2016  3:30 PM

Health data exchange is alive, maybe even getting well, slowly  

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
FHIR, HIE, Interoperability, KLAS

Health IT market research reports from KLAS Enterprises LLC are super influential. Using hard evidence gathered by KLAS researchers, they show clearly where segments of the...

December 16, 2015  5:40 PM

HIE on the rise, new government study shows

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner

Health information exchange (HIE) has accelerated, particularly in hospitals, according to

October 27, 2015  12:01 PM

Providers doubt other providers’ willingness to share clinical information

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
athenahealth, Cerner, Epic, health information exchange, HIE, Interoperability, KLAS, ONC

As the healthcare industry labors to achieve better interoperability, some providers are pointing fingers at their peers. Nearly every healthcare provider says it's willing to share clinical information with other providers, but noticeably fewer providers believe the reverse holds true. Nearly...

September 15, 2015  1:42 PM

Providers can pass problems with health IT products, information blocking to ONC

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR usability, health IT usability, HIE, information blocking, ONC, ONC-ACTB

If customer satisfaction and retention weren't reasons enough, health IT vendors now have more motivation to quickly and thoroughly respond to complaints about their health IT products. Healthcare providers can appeal to ONC if they feel vendors don't acknowledge and assist them with system...

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