Interoperability

Trump budget cuts to ONC
By Tom Sullivan 09:57 am June 08, 2017
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT needs more funding than the $38 million Trump allocated to advance interoperability, EHR usability and patient safety, a Pew official said.
Coast Guard EHR vendor problems
By Tom Sullivan 03:10 pm June 06, 2017
USCG ranked interoperability with DoD and VA as a priority while Cerner, meanwhile, has been testing its software on submarines.
precision medicine evolving tech
By Mike Miliard 01:58 pm June 01, 2017
While evolving technology is paving the way, high drug costs, limited interoperability and physician skepticism need to be overcome.
ONC regulation
By Tom Sullivan 04:20 pm May 31, 2017
The industry group calls on the HHS secretary to rein in the Office of the National Coordinator from unnecessarily burdensome regulatory authority.
Paul Ryan names Patrick Soon-Shiong to health IT committee
By Jessica Davis 11:54 am May 31, 2017
The embattled biotech mogul will join Sutter Health informaticist Steven Lane, MD and Norton Healthcare CIO Steve Ready on the HHS task force established by the 21st Century Cures Act.
By Jessica Davis 02:12 pm May 30, 2017
CORHIO will launch its first use case in June, while a second use case centered around connected care management platform will launch at a later date.
Rush Health launches HIE
By Bernie Monegain 01:25 pm May 25, 2017
The HIE aggregates clinical information from Epic and AllScripts EHRs, but plans are underway to include all electronic health record systems.
modernize veteran care and EHR
By Jessica Davis 02:25 pm May 24, 2017
The funding increase will support the agency’s efforts and expand on private-public partnerships, the VA Secretary told a House committee Wednesday.

The ONC Town Hall event at HIMSS17 discussed the future health IT policy initiatives. With the release of Trump's new budget, many organizations believe the ONC budget cut will have a negative impact on innovation, among other things.

By Tom Sullivan 03:31 pm May 23, 2017
HIMSS, AHIMA, AMIA all say the drastic cuts to ONC and other agencies will hamper patient safety and new cures, send innovation in a downward spiral and slow down work toward a learning health system.
Interoperability crucial to patient safety
By Mike Miliard 02:47 pm May 23, 2017
But the former ONC chief thinks consumerism will play a major role in promoting data exchange.

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