Interoperability

DirectTrust EHR clinical messaging

Direct workgroup co-chair Holly Miller, MD, said that Direct provides connectivity and now its up to EHR makers to focus on usability and address messaging shortcomings. 

By Mike Miliard 11:26 am February 13, 2017
Interoperability group recommends that IT developers standardize features to manage clinical messages and their attachments.

From left: Billie Whitehurst, Andrei Gonzales, MD, and Tomer Levy.

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By 04:32 am February 12, 2017
The move to value-based care is speeding up for payers, providers and vendors.
By Mike Miliard 01:05 pm February 10, 2017
Black Book Report shows that 70 percent of hospitals say data from outside providers is missing from their systems' workflows.
meaningful use interoperability

Kathleen Sheehan

By Mike Miliard 01:33 pm February 09, 2017
HIE could be a 'silver bullet' to care improvement, but we're still a long way off from interoperability says one expert – who proposes more inclusive, less restrictive ways to share information.  

 

 

By Jessica Davis 01:42 pm February 08, 2017
St. Jude Medical announced that a third-party security research firm has found more flaws in the Merlin@home Transmitter medical device. It has patched the vulnerabilities, which leave the device exposed to a man-in-the-middle attack.
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By Gus Venditto 07:28 am February 08, 2017
Essential details to help you get the most from your annual conference experience.
Interoperability FHIR population health

Greg Kuhnen and Hollie Freeman

By Tom Sullivan 04:19 pm February 06, 2017
Experts from the Advisory Board weigh in on progress made during the last 12 months, take a look at how widespread health data exchange can enable hospitals to better serve patients and address lingering questions about interoperability. 
By Ray Pelosi 01:28 pm February 06, 2017
Acknowledgement of the value of interoperability – and the desire to implement it – are seemingly widespread in healthcare. So why is the industry still so short of achieving it?
HIMSS17 Interoperability HIE
By Jack McCarthy 09:17 am February 06, 2017
Health and Human Services policies supporting value-based purchasing rely upon interoperability and HIEs. The day-long pre-conference event will focus on coordinating these to create a learning health system.

"The roadmap from the ONC has veered off into multiple paths, so it has become a 'choose your own adventure book' process," said Theresa Bell, president and CTO of Kno2. "It speaks to the complexity of it."

By John Andrews 10:12 am February 02, 2017
The path to interoperability has been a circuitous one over the past 13 years, veering off in directions that weren't anticipated when the concept became an industry-wide initiative in 2004.

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