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Interoperability


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)...

June 1, 2016  3:22 PM

ONC pushes vendors to disclose information

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
certified EHR technology, Interoperability, ONC

Moves by federal health regulators to pressure EHR vendors to reveal more information about pricing and functionality of their software are meeting a mixed response. ONC, at its


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...


May 9, 2016  2:49 PM

US Vice President Joe Biden shares his information blocking experience at Health Datapalooza

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
information blocking, Interoperability

Even the vice president of the United States isn't exempt from experiencing information blocking. At the Health Datapalooza conference in Washington, D.C., Vice President Joe Biden told the crowd how his son...


May 3, 2016  1:30 PM

CHIME plots ways to augment medical device interoperability

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
CHIME, device interoperability, FDA, Interoperability, ONC

The FDA is making an effort to increase medical device interoperability, but their current plan for achieving that objective isn't comprehensive enough, according to a group of healthcare CIOs and IT executives. The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) wrote a letter...


March 4, 2016  12:38 PM

The benign chaos of HIMSS 2016

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Cerner, Epic, HIMSS, Interoperability

At times, it was hard to distinguish between the blinking slot machines on the dazzling casino floor of the Sands Expo and Convention Center and the tech-stocked booths of the country's biggest health IT event. This year's edition of the annual conference and exhibition of the Healthcare...


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


February 11, 2016  9:23 AM

Startup is working to make unique patient identifier a reality

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Interoperability, national patient identifier

Many in health IT have pushed for a national patient identifier that could enable interoperability and data exchange in healthcare for a while now without much success...


February 9, 2016  4:23 PM

ONC says HIPAA doesn’t impede health IT interoperability

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
HIPAA, HIPAA Compliance, Interoperability, OCR, ONC, PHI

Officials at ONC are determined to smother the notion that HIPAA and its PHI regulations interfere with providers' capacity to exchange patients' health information. At least that's the implication behind a collection of educational resources being published and promoted by ONC. In response to...


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