Health Information Exchange (HIE)

As National Coordinator for Health IT, the interoperability veteran will bring deep standards expertise as the rubber hits the road on nationwide API-based data exchange.
By Mike Miliard 09:37 am January 21, 2021
As National Coordinator for Health IT, the interoperability veteran will bring deep standards expertise as the rubber hits the road on nationwide API-based data exchange.
Nurse in hospital

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By Mike Miliard 11:06 am January 19, 2021
ONC will invest $20 million from the CARES Act to help broaden data sharing between HIEs and immunization information systems.
By Mike Miliard 10:19 am January 13, 2021
Its new emergency preparedness initiative is focused on helping state and local public health agencies better manage data exchange during times of crisis.
By Mike Miliard 10:05 am January 07, 2021
An API Resource Guide, specifics on new 2015 Edition Certification Criteria requirements and reminders about key compliance dates are among the resources for software developers to help ensure 21st Century Cures compliance.
Roger Severino

OCR Director Roger Severino (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty)

By Kat Jercich 03:52 pm December 18, 2020
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Civil Rights outlined several circumstances in which the disclosures of protected health information with public health authorities are permitted under HIPAA.
Doctor screens predictions 2021
By Bill Siwicki 01:35 pm December 16, 2020
Will a health system battered by the pandemic emerge stronger in the year ahead? The annual report predicts challenges such as profitably merging virtual and in-person care, capitalizing on new consumer- and clinician-facing digital health tools – and enabling pharma to find its footing in this changing ecosystem.
Global Consortium for eHealth Interoperability
By Sara Mageit 10:55 am December 11, 2020
A panel of experts shared international outlooks on recent interoperability developments and initiatives at the HIMSS & Health 2.0 Middle East Digital event.  
HHS Secretary Alex Azar

HHS Secretary Alex Azar

By Mike Miliard 03:01 pm December 10, 2020
The new proposed rule would "break down barriers that have stood in the way of commonsense care coordination and value-based arrangements for far too long," says HHS Secretary Alex Azar.
Google Cloud HIMSS Booth
By Mike Miliard 03:45 pm November 30, 2020
Its Healthcare Interoperability Readiness Program aims to help healthcare organizations understand and prep for the new rules, assess their own interoperability maturity and build new API-based exchange capabilities. 
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.