Interoperability

meaningful use

Karen DeSalvo, MD, Vindell Washington, MD, and John Halamka, MD, are among the health IT pros sparring over how to fix meaningful use.

By Tom Sullivan 02:08 pm September 07, 2017
A rock star lineup of health IT pros including Karen DeSalvo, John Halamka weigh in on where the program went astray and suggest the direction that government and industry should steer towards.
FDA interop with medical devices
By Mike Miliard 11:37 am September 07, 2017
Manufacturers should make safe connectivity a central part of their design process and clearly communicate devices' interface characteristics, the agency says.
Allscripts McKesson data sharing
By Mike Miliard 03:48 pm September 06, 2017
As it works to shore up its client base, Allscripts will have to differentiate itself from Epic and Cerner by showing lower total cost of ownership and a commitment open data sharing.
EHR data exchange
By Tom Sullivan 02:05 pm September 05, 2017
The National Quality Forum has released new guiding principles for a truly interoperable healthcare system.
smart pump EHR integration saves millions

Ohio-based Union Hospital linked their 150-plus smart infusion pumps with its Meditech EHR.

By Mike Miliard 11:03 am August 31, 2017
Beyond patient safety, the initiative has improved nurse workflow and is leading to more accurate billing, says CIO.
CHIME DirectTrust health data exchange collaboration
By Bernie Monegain 02:44 pm August 30, 2017
The two organizations are promoting universal adoption of the 5-year-old data exchange framework.
information blocking
By Tom Sullivan 03:38 pm August 29, 2017
The controversial practice puts patient lives at risk and, while the 21st Century Cures Act mandates the government take steps to end info-blocking, the organizations are looking for more clarity.
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.

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