Interoperability

Mark Cuban-backed blockchain platform

Mark Cuban is an investor in Radical App, whose Mercury Protocol aims to change the way messages are exchanged based on a platform that has the inherent security of blockchain.

By Mike Miliard 03:29 pm August 29, 2017
The decentralized technology offers stronger privacy protections than existing platforms since its multiple servers are less vulnerable to attack than a single access point.
HIE business models

Mission Hospital is part of SHIEC through St. Joseph Health network in California.

By Tom Sullivan 01:56 pm August 29, 2017
With many community-based HIEs establishing sustainable business models, here’s a look at how the next generation of exchanges are starting to take shape.
Donald Rucker national coordinator ONC

A screen snap of Donald Rucker, MD, speaking at the 2017 Capital Health Tech Summit.

By Tom Sullivan 01:45 pm August 28, 2017
ONC must foster more accurate and effective health information exchange by focusing on those key areas, group says.
ICD-10 rules

CMS Administrator Seema Verma and National Coordinator for Health IT Donald Rucker, MD, both received letters from groups expressing concerns about delays that will slow progress in health IT progress.

By Mike Miliard 04:05 pm August 24, 2017
Vendor representatives from Cerner, Epic and others argue that mid-course changes in direction only waste the time and money of providers and tech developers alike.
EHR vendors
By Bill Siwicki 03:11 pm August 23, 2017
Netsmart Technologies, eHana, PsyTech Solutions and Qualifacts Systems get nearly $200,000 to build pathways for Massachusetts behavioral health providers to electronically submit reportable data.
Karen DeSalvo Public Health 3.0

Karen DeSalvo, MD, is the former National Coordinator for Health IT.

By Mike Miliard 02:11 pm August 23, 2017
The former national coordinator says addressing social determinants is critical to the success of value-based care and that big infrastructure investment will enable localized approaches to public health.
EHR vendor CliniComp sues government over no-bid VA contract with Cerner
By Jessica Davis 03:39 pm August 22, 2017
The San Diego-based vendor scorned the VA for not conducting a competitive bidding process and alleged there is ample time for other EHR vendors to compete for the contract.
MIT machine learning to improve EHRs

MIT's Great Dome in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Photo via WikiMedia

By Mike Miliard 09:23 am August 22, 2017
CSAIL researchers are finding news ways AI can be deployed to streamline ICU data and help with with application of predictive models on electronic health records.

CommonWell Health Alliance is partnering with Imprivata to help organizations ensure the positive identification of patients and match them with their health records. Photo via Twitter

By Bill Siwicki 10:36 am August 21, 2017
The health IT security company aims to help the association foster universal access to health data via a person-centered, nationwide network.
Sponsored by
By Axway 11:45 am August 15, 2017
For all too many years, the healthcare industry’s attempts to innovate have run into the proverbial brick wall. An emerging standard is sparking much needed change, though.

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