Health Information Exchange (HIE)

By Sue Schade 09:17 am September 25, 2017
In a medical crisis, clinicians need to know people’s medications, allergies, and medical histories to safely care for patients in shelters and to manage transfers between care settings.
EHR interoperability
By Rob Barras 03:14 pm September 18, 2017
Advisory Board Senior Vice President Rob Barras discusses the need for providers to start locally to spark interoperability while recognizing there’s no one-size-fits-all approach.
EHR direct liberate data
By Lisa Moon 07:25 am February 15, 2017
While healthcare entities are waiting for EHR vendors to make data more interoperable, a raft of emerging technologies are enabling information exchange in ways that work effectively today, according to Lisa Moon, a partner with the Timmaron Group. 

"The best way to think about data is to picture it as the middle layer in a three-part hierarchy that depicts the climb between care delivery and customer engagement," according to Cain Brothers.

By Brian Ahier 01:59 pm February 06, 2017
"Data is the currency of the next century," says Brian Ahier. And nowhere are health data and data management processes discussed, analyzed and examined more than at the HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition.
By Hamid Tabatabaie 09:39 am November 25, 2015
ONC has a 10-year plan for interoperability. For some observers outside the health IT sector, that may seem like too long to wait. But one vendor who's been "fighting the interoperability battle" for eight years so far says that sounds about right.
By John Halamka 09:18 am November 11, 2015
Recognizing that "there are many who will find my conclusions politically unpopular," Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD, offers his assessment of the meaningful use program, and a counterproposal he says will better serve stakeholders.
By Manish Tandon 04:40 pm November 03, 2015
The speed at which technology is pervading the healthcare and life sciences industries means a patient-centric ecosystem of connected care is well within sight.
By Irv Lichtenwald 10:46 am October 28, 2015
Context and perspective matter. And it's often both context and perspective that are lacking from the daily snapshots we get of health information technology, meaningful use, interoperability and the progress we are either making or not making, depending on your perspective.
By Scott Rea 02:27 pm October 07, 2015
Electronic Submission of Medical Documentation aims to eliminate the use of fax for prior-authorizations and audits. Four years later, more than 7,000 Medicare providers use esMD, possibly leading to lagging patient care or redundant, unneeded procedures being performed.
By Michelle Troseth 10:52 am September 01, 2015
Healthcare demands care coordination for value-based reimbursement and population health. To accomplish this, leaders must invest in interprofessional care, clinical integration and evidence-based practice.

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