Interoperability

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.
By Steve Tolle 09:37 am November 24, 2014
Medical imaging practices have been doing more with less for longer than most other specialties. In fact, there are many ways in which imaging can serve as a blueprint for other stakeholders as healthcare moves toward value-based and accountable care delivery models.
By Jeff Rowe 09:03 am November 18, 2014
"Seek and share" is one way you could sum up an appropriate approach for healthcare stakeholders to take to information.
By Keith W. Boone 09:12 am November 17, 2014
Several IHE Domains met last week to discuss work items for the coming season of interoperability.
By Edmund Billings, MD 01:05 pm October 30, 2014
Take a step back from the challenges that surround health information technology interoperability and you will recognize that market forces and a desperately fragmented healthcare system make hospitals and vendors act the way we do.
By John Halamka 08:25 am October 29, 2014
In 2014, there have been many changes at the Office of the National Coordinator. Although some have voiced concerns about loss of momentum, John Halamka, MD, believes that in change there is opportunity.
By John Halamka 03:53 pm October 16, 2014
On Oct. 15 the future of interoperability was discussed and endorsed by a joint meeting of the Standards and Policy Committees. It was a remarkable day with great energy and enthusiasm to move healthcare toward the same interoperability approach used by most non-healthcare industries.
By David Palkoner 11:42 am October 10, 2014
In order to improve health care quality in a meaningful way, physicians must be empowered to make informed clinical decisions. This includes being promptly notified of changes to a patient's health status and any new "care events."
By John Halamka 09:21 am October 10, 2014
EHR causes Ebola! EHRs hold data hostage in stovepiped legacy systems! There is no interoperability in America! How many headlines have you seen over the past month that are either completely false or a vast oversimplification of complex issues?
By Stephen S. Hau 08:03 am October 03, 2014
We should be in the midst of the gilded age of healthcare IT. Yet, praise for healthcare IT systems is few and far between. Success stories are rare. What gives?

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