Interoperability

Brick wall
By Bernie Monegain 11:21 am October 05, 2015
Amid calls to delay the meaningful use program, the Government Accountability Office published a report outlining some of the reasons that sharing health information is so difficult.
Army
By Diana Manos 08:02 am October 05, 2015
Retired Army Captain hopes his story can remind health IT stakeholders of the value and importance of their work as well as what drew them to it in the first place.
Pause button
By Mike Miliard 04:26 pm October 01, 2015
"There is no reason not to take time to do it right," said Republican Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander on Thursday, as he called on the government to delay Stage 3 final rules -- and offered five reasons why.
network
By Bernie Monegain 10:12 am October 01, 2015
The need for healthcare systems to exchange patient information quickly, affordably and safely makes a national patient-matching program critical, say AHIMA leaders.
Man holding up hand
By Bernie Monegain 10:53 am September 29, 2015
Refrain from finalizing Stage 3 meaningful use, implored 100 members of Congress in a September 28 letter to Shaun Donovan, director of the Office of Management and Budget, and HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell.
US Capitol
By Diana Manos 08:02 am September 29, 2015
Every year HIMSS calls on Congress with requests specific to advancing health IT. We check in to see what happened since 2014.
Hospital hallway
By Jack McCarthy 09:31 am September 28, 2015
The project aims to create standards and security while improving patient safety and care quality.
Medical students
By Bernie Monegain 09:33 am September 23, 2015
The 10th annual Epocrates Future Physicians of America survey reveals that medical students are overwhelmed about a number of issues, chief among them: interoperability.
Bend in the road
By Mike Miliard 10:15 am September 21, 2015
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation surveys the state of a digitizing health system in a new report, taking stock of the meaningful use program's successes and limitations -- and forecasting emerging healthcare trends.
Speech bubbles
By Mike Miliard 12:19 pm September 18, 2015
When we set out to survey Healthcare IT News readers about their electronic health record platforms, we expected they'd have a lot to say. And boy, did they ever. Responses were detailed, documenting specific problem areas and suggesting lots of ideas for improvement.

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