Interoperability

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By Tom Sullivan 11:11 am October 11, 2017
Improved interoperability requires integrating exchange frameworks, improving usability, earning the engagement of caregivers and patients, and more.
OurHealth My Clinic

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By Bill Siwicki 11:06 am October 09, 2017
The healthcare staffing company also tapped into the cloud-based vendor’s More Disruption Please innovator’s program, CIO Sherry Slick said.
eClinicalworks
By Bernie Monegain 03:05 pm October 06, 2017
New version of its cloud-centric EHR designed to improve workflow, company says.
By Mike Miliard 01:40 pm October 05, 2017
The high threshold for patient engagement in 2019 will probably be amended in future rulemakings, but one MU expert says it highlights the limited utility of patient portals.
hospital interoperability
By Bernie Monegain 12:57 pm October 03, 2017
Hospitals’ use of data for patient care from outside providers is low, with only 18.7 percent of hospitals reporting they “often” used these data, Health Affairs report finds.bern
ONC chief Donald Rucker

"Our experience is that people will report if there are issues with their product," said ONC Chief Donald Rucker.

By Mike Miliard 01:08 pm September 22, 2017
New criteria for vendors are meant to ease burdens and ultimately pass cost-savings down to the hospitals and systems that buy electronic health record software, Donald Rucker says.
Blockchain in healthcare

Blockchain, if deployed wisely, could underpin an array of new innovations that could help reduce costs, enable efficiency, protect privacy and spur interoperability.

By Mike Miliard 10:26 am September 18, 2017
By giving patients control over their data, the tech could enable better privacy protections and efficiency for information exchange.
Epic releases new interoperability tool
By Bernie Monegain 01:39 pm September 14, 2017
The EHR vendor says Share Everywhere is designed to empower MyChart users to allow clinicians to view medical records.
FDA and medical device security

Suzanne Schwartz, MD, is the associate director for science and strategic partnerships at the agency's Center for Devices and Radiological Health.

By Mike Miliard 01:33 pm September 13, 2017
Manufacturers must also work to continually assess new cyber risks to the medical devices on the market.
meaningful use

Karen DeSalvo, MD, Vindell Washington, MD, and John Halamka, MD, are among the health IT pros sparring over how to fix meaningful use.

By Tom Sullivan 02:08 pm September 07, 2017
A rock star lineup of health IT pros including Karen DeSalvo, John Halamka weigh in on where the program went astray and suggest the direction that government and industry should steer towards.

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