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January 25, 2013  2:15 PM

AAMI and FDA jointly issue device interoperability breakdown

EmilyHuizenga Profile: EmilyHuizenga
AAMI, device interoperability, FDA, Interoperability, medical device security

In their report “Medical Device Interoperability: A Safer Path Forward,” the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) garner information from the 2012 AAMI and FDA Interoperability Summit to address safety issues in connecting...

January 10, 2013  5:00 PM

New study explains why EHR cost savings don’t happen

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
EHR, EHR usability, health care costs, Interoperability, Meaningful use

Electronic health records deliver disappointing returns on investment, according to a new study published in the journal Health Affairs. The reasons why the technology has failed to make a meaningful impact on health care costs...

August 14, 2012  1:14 PM

Group aims to crowdsource new Blue Button applications for civilians

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Interoperability, Interoperability and health information exchange

Give the ONC some credit. At a toxic political time for health care and presidential candidates, the national HIT powers that be are using what capital they can to keep things moving - for the benefit of patients. Tomorrow at 4 p.m. eastern time, the Standards &  Interoperability Framework...

June 12, 2012  3:07 PM

Survey lists top HIE vendors for 2012

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
accountable care organizations, health information exchange, HIE vendors, Interoperability

By Greg McInerney, Editorial Assistant

The Florida-based research company Black Book released its 2012 State of the Enterprise Healthcare Information...

May 18, 2012  11:35 AM

U.S. military continues plans to launch integrated EHR system

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
EHR, EHR system, integrated EHR, Interoperability, Veterans Affairs

By Greg McInerney, Editorial Assistant

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense are moving forward with plans to launch their integrated electronic health record (EHR) system,...

February 9, 2012  2:25 PM

Senator drafts bill to remove one of the barriers to telemedicine

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
Health care reform and federal initiatives, Interoperability, telehealth, Telemedicine

One of the major barriers to telemedicine is about to get thrown into the ring by Sen. Tom Udall (D-Utah), who is

December 13, 2011  12:02 PM

GE, Microsoft team up to create new health IT joint venture

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
GE Healthcare, Interoperability, Microsoft, Microsoft Amalga

General Electric Co.'s health IT business, GE Healthcare, and Microsoft Corp. announced a new joint venture that will aim to create an interoperable health IT...

August 16, 2011  11:38 AM

Barriers persist in harmonizing EHR systems with substance use disorders

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
EHR, electronic health records, Interoperability

In terms of coordination of care and health information exchange, the treatment of substance use disorders (SUD) are not on the same level as mainstream health care. However, the development of harmonized electronic health record (EHR) systems could help level SUD coordination, according to a

July 28, 2011  11:30 AM

EMR rollout requires team effort, flexibility

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
EHR attestation process, electronic health records, EMR, Interoperability

While switching paper records to electronic medical records (EMRs) often brings trepidation among doctors, practices and hospitals alike, a successful implementation out of Wisconsin shows...

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