Interoperability

Sylvan Waller, MD, a physician executive, speaks at Think Tank

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By Lenovo Health 09:25 am June 30, 2017
Currently, the typical patient waits 29 days to see a physician, according to a recently released survey from Merritt Hawkins. And, it could get worse. The country is expected to experience a shortage of about 90,000 physicians by the year 2025, according to the American Academy of Medical Colleges. 
Cerner and Epic exchange patient records
By Bernie Monegain 04:16 pm June 29, 2017
Competitors Novant Health, Carolinas HealthCare say it boosts patient safety.

Rasu Shrestha, MD, chief innovation officer at UPMC, speaks at Think Tank

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By Lenovo Health 09:01 am June 29, 2017
The average patient with five chronic conditions typically will sit in front of a doctor for only 15 out of the 8,760 hours in a year.

Jeff Coughlin, senior director of federal and state affairs, HIMSS, speaks at the Think Tank

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By Lenovo Health 09:00 am June 28, 2017
There’s plenty of discourse and dissent about the future of healthcare in the United States. Value-based care, however, seems to be eliciting support from all corners, according to Jeff Coughlin, senior director of federal and state affairs, HIMSS.
medicaid data
By Mike Miliard 03:33 pm June 27, 2017
Delays and hiccups in T-MSIS implementation are preventing CMS and the states from participating in a program to improve the timeliness, completeness and accuracy of health data.
Veterans Affairs chooses Cerner EHR
By Jessica Davis 03:18 pm June 27, 2017
Expressing concerns about risks related to cost and implementation delays, three Republican senators pressed the agencies for assurances the new platforms will be interoperable.
Apple consulting Argonaut Project

Apple CEO Tim Cook

By Mike Miliard 09:33 am June 27, 2017
Collaborative chief says aggregating your records on iPhone could lead consumers to solve the interoperability problem themselves.

The Health Innovation Summit: A Collaborative Think Tank of Global Thought Leaders

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By Lenovo Health 09:05 am June 27, 2017
HIThinkTank is a dynamic group of health industry leaders dedicated to leveraging their collective wisdom in an effort to share best practices and positively affect public policy.
veterans affairs health
By Jessica Davis 04:15 pm June 26, 2017
While the group’s CTO Wayne Kubick supports the move from an outdated, custom platform to a commercial EHR, organizations don’t need to be on the same platform to be interoperable, he said.
Blockchain in healthcare
By Bernie Monegain 12:31 pm June 26, 2017
Prototype could help by creating a digital identity for 1.1 billion people around the world who don’t have a formal ID.

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