Interoperability

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.
FHIR standards
By Mike Miliard 03:34 pm August 14, 2017
Experts from HL7 and DirectTrust say hospitals can benefit from combining the two interoperability specs.
Microsoft Coco
By Tom Sullivan 03:57 pm August 10, 2017
Hospitals can use the tech to create blockchain networks with governance, security and other transactional capabilities, the company says.
Regenstrief wins AHRQ grant
By Bernie Monegain 11:39 am August 09, 2017
Researchers will use the funding to new approaches to enable EHRs to more accurately bring patient information together to ensure clinicians are looking at the right information for a specific individual.

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