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By Mike Miliard 02:13 pm December 12, 2014
Each month in this space, we speak to HIMSS Analytics Executive Vice President Hoyt and HIMSS Analytics Senior Director of Research Jennifer Horowitz to get their perspective on provider uptake of health IT. From basic EHRs to advanced clinical and business analytics, the industry has made huge strides in the past five years or so, and this most...
Keyhole
By Eric Wicklund 12:02 am December 10, 2014
Despite what seems to be some sustainable momentum beyond the initial rush of excitement, worries remain about Apple's HealthKit platform -- with security concerns and its potential to flood doctors with unnecessary data topping the list. Could the latest big thing eventually go the way of Google Health?
By Mike Miliard 02:08 pm December 05, 2014
Wes Wright, chief information officer at Seattle Children’s Hospital, says a new analytics tool that unobtrusively monitors the performance of his HL7 transactions "gives me peace of mind."
By Mike Miliard 02:00 pm December 05, 2014
A lot has been said about ICD-10 over the years, along the winding and surprise-packed road toward the looming Oct. 1, 2015, compliance date. But few have said much about the code set's parallel with one of HBO's biggest hit shows.
By Erin McCann 01:56 pm December 05, 2014
A statement from the 25-hospital Texas Health Resources explaining why critical travel information was not communicated regarding the nation's first Ebola patient has left many wondering where the problem occurred – and, more importantly, how to fix it.
By Erin McCann 01:54 pm December 05, 2014
Electronic health record behemoth Epic Systems has inked a deal with a lobbying firm to work on its interoperability image – one that has left a perception that Epic has a closed system that does not easily work well with other EHR systems.
By Mike Miliard 01:50 pm December 05, 2014
Despite an early stumble out of the gate, some blue chip EHR vendors have begun their collaborations with Apple's HealthKit platform.
Hands
By Mike Miliard 11:17 am December 05, 2014
Health Level Seven International has launched the Argonaut Project -- a collaborative comprising healthcare heavy-hitters such as Epic, Cerner, MEDITECH, Mayo Clinic, Intermountain, Beth Israel Deaconess and Partners HealthCare -- to speed the development and adoption of HL7’s standards framework, FHIR.
By Tom Sullivan 01:29 pm December 02, 2014
How did Duke Medicine and the Ochsner Health System move so fast to become the first to integrate their electronic health records with Apple's HealthKit? Leaders from both health systems open up about why and how they made it happen -- and what they've seen since then.
Arrows
By Neil Versel 11:15 am November 18, 2014
At the American Medical Informatics Association's annual symposium today, developers and backers of public application programming interfaces talked about how the standard could speed interoperability with add-on apps to enterprise EHRs, and help make those bulky systems more nimble.

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