Interoperability

modernize veteran care and EHR
By Jessica Davis 02:25 pm May 24, 2017
The funding increase will support the agency’s efforts and expand on private-public partnerships, the VA Secretary told a House committee Wednesday.

The ONC Town Hall event at HIMSS17 discussed the future health IT policy initiatives. With the release of Trump's new budget, many organizations believe the ONC budget cut will have a negative impact on innovation, among other things.

By Tom Sullivan 03:31 pm May 23, 2017
HIMSS, AHIMA, AMIA all say the drastic cuts to ONC and other agencies will hamper patient safety and new cures, send innovation in a downward spiral and slow down work toward a learning health system.
Interoperability crucial to patient safety
By Mike Miliard 02:47 pm May 23, 2017
But the former ONC chief thinks consumerism will play a major role in promoting data exchange.

Mick Mulvaney, Office of Management and Budget Director, spoke last week at the White House. On Monday, he briefed reporters off-camera about the FY18 budget.

By Tom Sullivan 10:47 am May 23, 2017
The President’s proposal instructs the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to prioritize interoperability and EHR usability with $22 million less than ONC had in years’ past.
McKesson spinoff Change Healthcare bets big on blockchain
By Mike Miliard 03:53 pm May 22, 2017
Value-based care company joins heavy-hitters such as a IBM and Kaiser Permanente to explore new avenues for digital ledger platforms in the health industry.
Not so fast, Congress: VistA is more interoperable than you think

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin.

By Jessica Davis 03:22 pm May 22, 2017
While Congress has long-spurned DoD and Veterans Affairs for failing to become interoperable, the VA isn’t necessarily to blame.
Epic rollout at Penn Medicine owes success to training, optimization
By Mike Miliard 02:58 pm May 22, 2017
Operations-led teams partner with other stakeholders to help ensure clinicians are using the EHR to its fullest potential.
EHR integrating device data
By Mike Miliard 03:12 pm May 19, 2017
Flowing outside data into existing electronic health records can be a difficult undertaking, AHIMA says, but there are ways to make it work best.
Premise Health picks Epic EHR
By Bernie Monegain 04:07 pm May 16, 2017
Exec says the ability to share information and integrate with population health tools will help to drive change in the health and wellbeing of the patients.
VistA EHR Dr. David Shulkin

Dr. David Shulkin speaking at the Veterans Empowerment Collaboratory on May 9. Photo via Twitter

By Jessica Davis 01:28 pm May 11, 2017
Congress has continually railed on the Veterans’ Affairs EHR for being outdated, but its users say the platform is fast, secure and gets the job done.

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