Interoperability

Blockchain and healthcare privacy laws

Attorney Sharon Klein at the law firm Pepper Hamilton, along with Joe Guagliardo, who chairs the Blockchain Technology Group at the firm, have been looking at blockchain's implications for healthcare for more than a year.

By Mike Miliard 10:31 am May 03, 2017
Leaders are intrigued by the digital ledger technology's potential, but intrigue alone won’t get it past regulations.
New KLAS market share report
By Mike Miliard 02:07 pm May 02, 2017
New KLAS market share report also shows athenahealth hospital clients more than doubled in 2016.
ONC algorithm challenge

Steven Posnack, director of ONC's Office of Standards and Technology, has launched the challenge because of the need to innovative algorithms and performance benchmarks to address one of the biggest interoperability problems in healthcare today.

By Tom Sullivan 01:22 pm May 02, 2017
But Intermountain CIO says the federal agency should focus on standards first.
ONC interoperability standards
By Mike Miliard 11:57 am May 01, 2017
New framework aims to track usage data on standardized data exchange progress.
Sequoia Project, DirectTrust tout interoperability surge
By Mike Miliard 01:06 pm April 27, 2017
More healthcare providers are signing on to HIE initiatives, there are more EHR transactions and more states covered as connectivity expands for both.
By Jessica Davis 11:24 am April 27, 2017
The OCR director stressed the importance of interoperability and protecting patient data during his Thursday morning session at Health Datapalooza.
Health IT important, but too burdensome for doctors, Tom Price says at Health Datapalooza
By Henry Powderly 10:31 am April 27, 2017
The HHS secretary said interoperability is needed, but pledged his office will take a "60,000-foot" view.
Partners, Persistent Systems to build open source, FHIR-based platform for sharing clinical info
By Tom Sullivan 09:25 am April 25, 2017
The jointly developed software will enable healthcare organizations to add clinical decision support applications into clinicians workflow, executives say.  
AHIMA pushes Congress to fund ONC, continue investing in EHR interoperability
By Tom Sullivan 01:31 pm April 24, 2017
The industry group argued that not adequately funding the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT would undermine the 21st Century Cures Act and inhibit work toward a learning health system.
By Jessica Davis 03:46 pm April 21, 2017
While the bulk of respondents to our poll picked the reigning EHR favorite, many think a different course would be the agency’s best option.

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