Interoperability

patient centered care coordination

MiHIN executive director Tim Pletcher (right). Credit: Michigan Medicine via YouTube.

By John Andrews 08:47 am January 16, 2017
Michigan Health Information Network executive director Tim Pletcher says that effectively linking patients to providers starts with a dynamic health directory. 

John Brumsted, MD

By Bernie Monegain 12:08 pm January 13, 2017
The University of Vermont Medical Center filed a certificate of need, or CON application, with the state of Vermont Jan. 3, seeking approval to create a unified electronic health record system across four hospitals in the University of Vermont Health Network.

Monroe Pattillo’s leadership in several IHE Patient Care Device Domain areas have contributed significantly to improving interoperability.

By Bernie Monegain 02:48 pm January 12, 2017
The technical specifications developed under Patillo’s leadership are expected to make a significant impact on patient care and organizational performance.
Health information exchange
By Mike Miliard 03:17 pm January 11, 2017
Can one model for health data exchange emerge from the diverse HIE ecosystem that exists now?  
IBM Watson FDA blackchain

IBM Watson Health chief science officer Shahram Ebadollahi said the entities will build on Blockchain's decentralized framework for sharing health information. 

By Bernie Monegain 08:01 am January 11, 2017
The organizations aim to advance the secure exchange of health information and will start by focusing on data related to oncology.
UCLA reduce transfusions bar code
By John Andrews 07:05 am January 11, 2017
The system moved away from a hybrid approach including paper and electronic barcode scanning and sees it as a boon to patient safety. 
By Tom Sullivan 01:53 pm January 09, 2017
The outgoing national coordinator discusses interoperability, the promise of innovation and how he used a Palm Pilot to be a better clinician at the point of care. 
HL7 FHIR HIMSS17

HL7’s CTO Wayne Kubick said that the challenges FHIR faces are more cultural than technological. 

By Jessica Davis 07:25 am January 06, 2017
Wayne Kubick addresses the need for healthcare industry leaders to think differently and create a defense mentality to support FHIR’s power. And the biopharma industry just might be the best place to start.
interoperability HIMSS17
By Jack McCarthy 07:01 am January 06, 2017
Our roundup of the education sessions, Interop Showcase and other events at the 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando this February.  
health IT wish 2017
By Mike Miliard 11:56 am January 05, 2017
From health policy to cybersecurity, better interoperability to more usable EHRs – a long list of hopes for the year ahead.

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