Health Information Exchange (HIE)

By Mike Miliard 01:45 pm April 20, 2017
Among recent developments in interoperable data exchange is a new physician-led health information network in Connecticut.
secure document exchange FHIR for EMS
By Mike Miliard 02:15 pm April 18, 2017
Emergency teams can connect via DirectTrust, Carequality, FHIR and more.
understanding blockchain
By Bernie Monegain 02:49 pm April 11, 2017
IBM breaks down the much-hyped technology for healthcare and other industry executives looking to better grasp what the tech can do.
HIMSS support creating unique patient identifiers to improve care delivery
By Bill Siwicki 01:14 pm April 10, 2017
HIMSS and 24 other organizations want the feds to support creating unique patient identifiers to improve care delivery.
HL FHIR release 3
By Mike Miliard 03:08 pm March 22, 2017
Release 3 of the interoperability standard touts more utility for decision support and quality measures, and better functionality for clinical workflows.
Chilmark HIE value-based
By Bernie Monegain 11:26 am March 22, 2017
Research firm said that the transition to value-based care is driving a need for diverse data flows and APIs to more effectively supply and consume data.   
FHIR interoperability coexist HL7

Russell Leftwich

By Mike Miliard 07:36 am March 17, 2017
Russell Leftwich, MD, says IT professionals need to have a strategy for integrating the spec with existing standards into a hybrid.
Google DeepMind blockchain health
By Mike Miliard 12:16 pm March 10, 2017
DeepMind, the Google-owned artificial intelligence company, is developing a new technology similar to blockchain for secure tracking of patient health data.
Allscripts Cerner Epic

Allscripts CEO Paul Black (left), Epic CEO Judy Faulkner (center) and Cerner President Zane Burke

By Tom Sullivan 09:03 am March 09, 2017
Judy Faulkner, Zane Burke and Paul Black said during HIMSS17 interviews that they're offering APIs to foster innovation.
HIE ED readmission

HealthlinkNY CEO Christina Galanis expects further clinical and operational ROI from the HIE as patient data sets get more robust and more physicians gain experience using the exchange.

By Mike Miliard 12:36 pm March 08, 2017
Hospitals in New York are finding big quality and efficiency gains thanks to the ability to access patient EHR data via a regional health information exchange.

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