Data Warehousing

InterSystems trade show desk
By Mike Miliard 08:30 am November 24, 2020
The FHIR R4 APIs in version 2020.2 of the platform will enable broader access to provider, payer and pharmacy benefits data – and can help boost compliance with upcoming interoperability and patient access rules, the company says.
Cybersecurity breach
By Mike Miliard 02:03 pm November 18, 2020
The 2020 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey finds very tight security budgets, vast landscapes of legacy systems and only modest improvements in risk assessments and proactive measures.
Dr. Anthony Fauci

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By Kat Jercich 11:34 am November 17, 2020
At the American Medical Informatics Association virtual annual symposium this week, Dr. Anthony Fauci raised the possibility of registries to track which patients had received which vaccine doses.
A doctor stands with a tablet in hand
By Kat Jercich 02:55 pm November 13, 2020
A report on interoperability this week gave high marks for how those vendors handle outside data, progress notes workflow and other key usability metrics.
Two people wearing masks and scrubs stand outside a COVID-19 patient's room

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By Kat Jercich 09:11 am November 12, 2020
Ed Simcox, who left HHS in February, says it's time to create an information-sharing system that leverages modern technologies – before the next crisis hits.
The Epic logo
By Kat Jercich 01:09 pm November 09, 2020
EpicShare.org will give users the ability to share creative ideas around patient care with others, the CEO said on a Forbes podcast.
Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School (G Allais, Flickr)

By Kat Jercich 01:29 pm November 04, 2020
While "EHRs have known shortcomings," coordinated data initiatives and better interoperability can create a truly effective health IT infrastructure, say technology leaders from 15 academic medical centers.
Cleveland skyline

The Cleveland skyline (Chris Capell, Flickr)

By Kat Jercich 04:32 pm October 29, 2020
Of the 15 cities examined, Cleveland had the highest rate of hospitals that reported the ability to find, send, receive and integrate electronic health information with sources outside their health system, according to a new report from ONC.  
Hands on a laptop with other computers nearby
By Mike Miliard 08:43 am October 29, 2020
With the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, they describe some of the techniques that may be used by foreign groups that could be targeting hundreds of health systems with ransomware.
Computer hacker
By Mike Miliard 04:04 pm October 28, 2020
St. Lawrence Health System and Sky Lakes Medical Center both report being targeted, but officials from each say patient data doesn't appear to have been compromised.