Interoperability

By John Halamka 08:14 am February 02, 2015
On Thursday, CMS announced their intent to update the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs for 2015 and beyond, reducing the reporting burden on providers. On Friday, ONC released the Interoperability Roadmap and the Standards Advisory. A busy week. What does it all mean?
By Keith W. Boone 08:40 am January 23, 2015
The first official meeting of the Healthcare Standards Integration workgoup was convened at the HL7 working group meeting, to review feedback on FHIR resources that had already been jointly developed by IHE and HL7.
By John Halamka 08:17 am January 21, 2015
How can we reduce the anxiety of interoperability? For many use cases, FHIR is our best hope for the future, says John Halamka, MD.
By Keith W. Boone 08:42 am January 08, 2015
Consider McDonald's, Wendy's, and Burger King, and your favorite sit-down restaurant, and your favorite diner, and your favorite sushi place. Do they all do the same thing? Basically. But their processes are very different. The same applies to healthcare.
By Keith W. Boone 08:34 am January 05, 2015
In looking back over 2014, and looking forward to 2015, two things stand out: uncertainty and change.
By John Halamka 09:10 am December 29, 2014
I'm often asked by hedge funds, investors, and private equity firms to evaluate start ups based on their management savvy, product maturity, and business models. I've been on several calls with startups in 2014 in which the grammar was all "present future tense."
By David Lareau 03:16 pm December 16, 2014
How can your clinical systems enable clinically-coordinated care, that is, true functional interoperability? Here are four important considerations to put you on the right path.
By Keith W. Boone 09:08 am December 09, 2014
Whatever it is -- if it involves health IT, interoperability, or anything else -- the answer seems to be FHIR.
By Edmund Billings, MD 08:26 am December 09, 2014
Interoperability is the current health IT buzzword because it's the essential ingredient in creating a system that benefits patients, doctors and hospitals. Almost everyone in healthcare is pressing for it and is frustrated, though probably not surprised, that meaningful use did not get us there.
By John Halamka 03:53 pm December 04, 2014
Today, at the HL7 Policy Conference, Chuck Jaffe announced The Argonaut Project, an effort to accelerate Fast Health Interoperability Resources.

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