Interoperability

39 hospitals now using Apple Health Records

A screensnap of Apple's personal health record feature with iOS 11.3.

By Jonah Comstock 02:53 pm March 29, 2018
Stanford Medicine, Scripps, Partners Ochsner Health, Vanderbilt and Duke University are among the hospitals launching the Apple Health Records March 29.
apple healthcare plan
By Bernie Monegain 01:39 pm March 28, 2018
Obama-era officials David Blumenthal and Aneesh Chopra say yes.
Senate opioid crisis

Senator Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, during a Senate floor speech in March. Credit: YouTube

By Jessica Davis 01:16 pm March 28, 2018
Proposed by Sen. Lamar Alexander, the bill would improve the FDA’s infrastructure to support real-time data sharing between the agency and Customs and Border Protection.
Clinical collaboration cancer center

Centra Regional Cancer Center in Lynchburg, Virginia. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 02:06 pm March 27, 2018
The tool has led to a complete restructuring of Centra Health's entire patient navigation process, says one clinician.
FHIR and Open APIs in healthcare

Russell Leftwich, MD, speaking at HIMSS18.

By Mike Miliard 10:06 am March 26, 2018
While developers can catch on to standards like FHIR quickly there’s more work to be done than simply adding them to EHRs and other clinical apps.
PDMP now interoperable with 25 states, DC
By Jessica Davis 04:43 pm March 23, 2018
Providers can now view a complete picture of a patient’s prescribing history to help combat doctor shopping.
House passes spending bill
By Susan Morse 01:15 pm March 22, 2018
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will keep its $60 million operating budget, which some experts see as a boon to interoperability, and HHS gets a $10 billion boost.
Wyoming HIE
By Mike Miliard 03:34 pm March 21, 2018
Providers across the state will have access to a single comprehensive continuity of care document via the Wyoming Frontier Information Exchange, which aims to connect with providers in Colorado and South Dakota.
AHIMA calls on Congress to fight opioids with information sharing, patient matching
By Mike Miliard 01:51 pm March 20, 2018
The group says privacy can still be maintained while giving care providers secure access to relevant substance abuse data and calls on Congress to allow HHS to pursue patient ID strategies.
By Bill Siwicki 12:30 pm March 20, 2018
A two-phase launch starts in June with physicians getting a "wallet" through which Arizona Care Network will distribute its provider rewards and incentives via blockchain.

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