ONC interoperability FHIR

National Coordinator Vindell Washington said ONC is working to establish a platform on top of which others can innovate.

By Jonah Comstock 03:07 pm December 14, 2016
National Coordinator Vindell Washington said unlocking health data is the mission and he showed off FHIR-based technologies doing exactly that. 
healthcare blockchain deloitte
By Mike Miliard 12:08 pm December 14, 2016
The consultancy also found that understanding of the distributed database technology is uneven, though it is proving its value to healthcare organizations.
patients EHR interoperability surescripts

Surescripts CEO Tom Skelton said that while patients are more active in their care, the system is still unsatisfying.

By Bernie Monegain 09:38 am December 14, 2016
A new survey reveals that patients want more connected healthcare, easier access to their records and more than half have tried to compile their own medical records.
Obama 21st Century Cures


By Jessica Davis 09:24 am December 14, 2016
Vice President Biden joined the president in signing the bill, which passed through Congress with overwhelming approval.

Mariann Yeager, CEO of the Sequoia Project; Jitin Asnaani, executive director of CommonWell Health Alliance and Dave Cassel, director of Carequality.

By Bernie Monegain 10:02 am December 13, 2016
The CommonWell Health Alliance and Carequality announced Dec. 13 they will be collaborating on efforts to boost data sharing among healthcare providers nationwide, committing to work together on advancing interoperability.

Rush Health CEO Brent Estes views HealthShare as the hub for care coordination for the health system.

By Bernie Monegain 10:11 am December 07, 2016
InterSystems’ HealthShare technology to serve as Rush Health’s information hub.

Shafiq Rab, known for his innovation in healthcare information technology, has been named CIO at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. youtube photo

By Bernie Monegain 09:04 am December 06, 2016
Move comes following Rush’s extensive national search.
21st Century Cures Act

The 21st Centuries Cure would provide the National Institutes of Health with $4.8 billion to help advance President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative, the "Cancer Moonshot" spearheaded by Vice President Joe Biden and Obama's BRAIN Initiative.

By Jessica Davis 01:04 pm December 01, 2016
The largest healthcare-focused legislation since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act contains $6.3 billion in provisions that will fund federal agencies and help speed the arrival of diagnostic tools and disease therapies.
population health HIMSS17
By Jessica Davis 05:22 pm November 29, 2016
Everything you need to know about population health happenings, including an all-day symposium, the new knowledge center, expert speakers and education sessions at this year’s conference.
HIMSS17 interoperability cybersecurity precision

EngagedIN CEO Kyra Bobinet will discuss the science of behavior change during the HIMSS17 symposium for physicians. 

By Jack McCarthy 12:09 pm November 29, 2016
The pre-conference daylong event also includes sessions on the science of behavior change and preparing for the next horizon of technology, policy, and care delivery. 

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