"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.
Cerner Zane Burke open interoperability

Cerner president Zane Burke said that advancing interoperability is a moral obligation for the healthcare industry. 

By Bernie Monegain 09:01 am February 02, 2017
The health IT giant is focusing its $700 million R&D budget on EMR usability, interoperability, revenue cycle management, population health. 
HIMSS17 Interoperability showcase

Christel Anderson, HIMSS senior director of interoperability, said this year's showcase is built around different personas likely to appeal to attendees. 

By Chris Nerney 08:33 am February 02, 2017
This year’s exhibit will feature 22 sessions, 20 use cases spanning accountable care to urgent care, as well as new products and networking. 
By Jessica Davis 10:56 am January 31, 2017
Epic landed the top spot for Overall Software Suite in the 2017 Best in KLAS: Software and Services report, for the seventh consecutive year. It also earned the top Overall Physician Practice Vendor and Best in KLAS awards in eight other segments.
Allscripts CEO Paul Black EHR

Allscripts CEO Paul Black

By Tom Sullivan 09:07 am January 31, 2017
The electronic health record maker has built out its suite to enable integration with third-party apps and competing EHR systems, its chief executive said. 
Jonathan Bush athenahealth
By Jonathan Bush 12:35 pm January 30, 2017
athenahealth’s CEO said that hospital executives should stop tolerating software that users hate and, instead, demand a new set of core competencies from their technology vendors. And he pointed to Waze, Google and Kayak as examples to emulate. 

Chart courtesy of DirectTrust (more here).

By Mike Miliard 01:34 pm January 27, 2017
DirectTrust CEO David Kibbe, MD, says the platform is helping connect 'hundreds of different vendors' EHR, PHR and other IT products,' as clinicians are coming up with new and innovative ways to use it.
Regenstrief open source DeDupIT

Brian Dixon, of the Regenstrief Institute, said that tools to manage the flow of patient data are critical as health information exchanges continues gaining steam. 

By Diana Manos 10:06 am January 25, 2017
Brian Dixon highlights the promise of DeDupIT for consolidating CDAs by removing duplicate records then producing a single document. 

Christiana CISO Anahi Santiago said the system is a now practicing a cloud-first strategy that enables innovation but also requires new and different work of her team. 

By Mike Miliard 08:45 am January 25, 2017
Christiana Care CISO Anahi Santiago demands cloud vendors show her ISO or HITRUST certification, a review of SOC II as well as policies and procedures, summaries of penetration and vulnerability assessment and more.
interoperability redox

Redox founders Niko Skievaski, president; Luke Bonney, CEO; and James Lloyd, CTO.

By Bernie Monegain 10:44 am January 24, 2017
The company said the investment will help advance its secure network of integrated apps and health systems.

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