Interoperability

By Brian Wells 04:54 pm May 09, 2016
Penn Medicine associate vice president of health technology Brian Wells makes the case for creating standards that map rich clinical data in EHRs and other sources to large patient cohorts.
By John Halamka 09:21 am January 29, 2016
On Jan. 20, Senators Alexander and Murray released the Bipartisan Senate Health Committee Staff Draft of Bill to Help Improve Health Information Technology for Doctors & Their Patients.
By Drew Schiller 08:52 am November 30, 2015
(SPONSORED) While technology promises a future of connected networks and free-flowing information, the challenge remains bridging the gap between data silos to improve patient care.
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 Gary Palgon 10:02 am October 23, 2015
From the quantified self movement to the increasing collaboration between pharma and the healthcare industry, IT is evolving in many directions at once.
ZDoggMD
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 10:24 am October 21, 2015
The latest video by doctor/rapper ZDoggMD may not win a Grammy, but it likely strikes a chord with clinicians frustrated by the inefficiencies of their EHRs, lack of interoperability, "meaningless abuse" and outdated technology.
By Keith W. Boone 03:05 pm October 19, 2015
Keith Boone has a theory: People will believe two systems are interoperable when they can observe that the systems work together in simple ways with little to no effort -- and in complex ways with some effort.
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.

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