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Interoperability


June 16, 2015  11:14 AM

Cerner CEO Neal Patterson tells Senate committee of wife’s interoperability dilemma

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
AMIA, Cerner, EHR, Interoperability, Neal Patterson

Neal Patterson, CEO of EHR vendor Cerner Corp. -- a founding member of CommonWell Health Alliance -- has a personal reason to pull for CommonWell to realize its goal of greater health IT interoperability. Patterson's wife, Jeanne, has been a breast cancer patient for eight years and keeps paper...

June 9, 2015  11:05 AM

Switching to cloud-based EHRs reduces data breach concerns for most small practices

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
cloud EHR, EHR implementation, EHR security, Interoperability

Significantly fewer physicians that deploy cloud-based EHR systems in solo or small medical practices are worried about their system's security than their counterparts that use server-based EHRs. More than 80% of users of server-based systems are fearful their system or hosted files may be...


May 29, 2015  4:28 PM

Like EHRs, clinical research data must be unchained for the greater good

Scott Wallask Scott Wallask Profile: Scott Wallask
clinical trials, EHR, Interoperability, precision medicine

We write a lot about interoperability of EHRs in SearchHealthIT's stories and blogs because the topic is rife with obstacles for the healthcare industry to overcome. Yet the ability to share a patient's electronic medical record across various hospitals and health systems improves clinical...


April 29, 2015  4:10 PM

Remote patient monitoring: What CIOs can do to make it happen

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
chronic diseases, healthcare CIOs, Interoperability, remote patient monitoring

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is a viable solution to a costly and prevalent problem around the world: chronic diseases. Healthcare CIOs have a vital role to play in making RPM happen, Zafar Chaudry,...


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...


March 17, 2015  2:11 PM

Nurses would trade time spent on medical devices for patient care

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
device interoperability, Interoperability, medical devices, nurses, transcription

Nurses would spend more time at patients' bedsides if they could cut down on how often they have to operate medical devices. That sentiment was shared by 91% of 526 nurses that took part in a survey commissioned by Gary and Mary West Health Institute and conducted online by Harris Poll. More than...


March 5, 2015  10:39 AM

Brookings Institution scholars give meaningful use good marks, but say it needs more work

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

Meaningful use has overall been a positive force for digitizing U.S. healthcare, but the EHR incentive program and its federal overseers still must overcome major problems if the promise of health IT is to be fulfilled. That’s the core message embodied in a succinct Brookings


February 4, 2015  5:20 PM

ONC’s interoperability roadmap points the way, federal health IT officials say

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
DeSalvo, Interoperability, ONC

At 13 pages, it reads a lot longer. Even officials of the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) of Health IT at their annual meeting in Washington, D.C., earlier this week sometimes sheepishly acknowledged that their new “


January 9, 2015  10:53 AM

With the new year in mind, a look back at hot health IT trends 20 years ago

Scott Wallask Scott Wallask Profile: Scott Wallask
EHR adoption, Healthcare, HIPAA audits, Interoperability, LOINC, Meaningful use, patient data, PDA, Smartphones

As we jump into 2015, health IT professionals are familiar with the road ahead: Meaningful use debates, HIPAA audits, and EHR advances will all make headlines this year. And new technologies like wearable devices will push the boundaries of patient-centered care. With that in mind, I thought it...


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...


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