Interoperability

Experts weigh in on CMS big changes to clinical documentation, EHRs and interoperability
By Mike Miliard 11:57 am July 13, 2018
Industry groups like easier quality reporting and advance applications of telehealth, but some say docs shouldn't have to make expensive EHR upgrades for 2019.
blockchain tech use in genomics and precision medicine
By Bill Siwicki 01:18 pm July 09, 2018
Shivom has created what it calls a Unique Global Genome ID, designed to allow providers and researchers to more easily work with precision data and give patients ownership of their genomic information.
Health Sciences South Carolina lights up a FHIR-based clinical data repository
By Bill Siwicki 02:18 pm July 05, 2018
Tech initiative enables hospitals across the Carolinas to build apps that merge patient records.
CMS interoperability requirements
By Jessica Davis 03:18 pm June 28, 2018
While Intel, Beth Israel Deaconess and others threw their support behind the CMS proposed plan to make interoperability mandatory for Medicaid and Medicare billing, AHA and other stakeholders slammed the proposal as “premature” and “duplicative.”
next-gen interoperability
By Bill Siwicki 09:35 am June 27, 2018
Healthcare has struggled with data sharing for a long time but, even still, experts said the future will be robust as emerging technologies and standards become more common.
CMS creates CHIO position to lead interoperability push
By Jessica Davis 01:27 pm June 26, 2018
The CHIO will support health IT management and technology innovation policy within the agency, while coordinating those efforts among staff.
Patient matching will lead to interoperability says Pew Research
By Bernie Monegain 10:30 am June 26, 2018
In a letter to CMS, Pew says patient matching unlocks critical information, but identification is often elusive and better standards are needed.
What new Amazon venture CEO Atul Gawande said at AHIP
By Susan Morse 05:33 pm June 21, 2018
SAN DIEGO - Atul Gawande, MD, addressed a range of topics concerning the direction healthcare needs to move at America's Health Insurance Plans Institute & Expo Thursday. 
CMS unveils new Data Element Library
By Mike Miliard 01:43 pm June 21, 2018
The database will help EHR vendors incorporate health IT standards to smooth the exchange of patient information across care settings.
CMS to host Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference this summer
By Mike Miliard 08:54 am June 21, 2018
The event, on Aug. 13, will host app developers to build and innovate software that can help patients access and understand their health data, CMS Administrator Seema Verma said.

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