Interoperability

ONC code-a-thon blockchain

Perianne Boring, founder and president of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, sees long-term potential applications of blockchain across healthcare.

By Mike Miliard 11:32 am February 15, 2017
Hosted in Washington by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Chamber of Digital Commerce, the event aims to find ways to deploy the emerging technology in healthcare to solve issues such as identity management, data aggregation and more.

Jonathan Bush, athenahealth's CEO, said electronic data exchange for health plans will reduce "friction between health plans and providers in clinical data and quality reporting."

By Jessica Davis 10:27 am February 15, 2017
A new health plan data exchange service from athenahealth offers support its providers who exchange clinical data with payers for quality management, risk adjustment and performance management programs, the company announced Wednesday.

Cerner President Zane Burke

By Zane Burke 10:02 am February 15, 2017
Patients will always receive care across multiple venues, and that means healthcare providers must learn how to exchange data. Application programming interfaces are the way forward for interoperability.
HIMSS17
By Gus Venditto 04:27 pm February 14, 2017
A list of fun events taking place in the evening hours.
HIMSS17 show floor
By Tom Sullivan 12:57 pm February 14, 2017
A leading trend emerges every year at HIMSS Annual Conference. What do you think will be the big idea at this year's event in Orlando?
interoperability disruptive portal
By Chris Nerney 07:34 am February 14, 2017
Healthcare consultant and caregiver Max Stroud said patients need more than a portal because live interactions can uncover things technology alone cannot. 
DirectTrust EHR clinical messaging

Direct workgroup co-chair Holly Miller, MD, said that Direct provides connectivity and now its up to EHR makers to focus on usability and address messaging shortcomings. 

By Mike Miliard 11:26 am February 13, 2017
Interoperability group recommends that IT developers standardize features to manage clinical messages and their attachments.

From left: Billie Whitehurst, Andrei Gonzales, MD, and Tomer Levy.

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By 04:32 am February 12, 2017
The move to value-based care is speeding up for payers, providers and vendors.
By Mike Miliard 01:05 pm February 10, 2017
Black Book Report shows that 70 percent of hospitals say data from outside providers is missing from their systems' workflows.
meaningful use interoperability

Kathleen Sheehan

By Mike Miliard 01:33 pm February 09, 2017
HIE could be a 'silver bullet' to care improvement, but we're still a long way off from interoperability says one expert – who proposes more inclusive, less restrictive ways to share information.  

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