Interoperability

Clinician enters social determinant of health data, SDOH, into EHR
By Mike Miliard 01:21 pm September 23, 2020
Researchers at UCSF describe the emergence of a new field dedicated to better integrating and supporting the clinical use of social determinants of health data.
By Tammy Lovell 08:59 am September 23, 2020
UK charity, the Health Foundation has called for greater transparency around the COVID-19 contact tracing app, which is set to be launched across England and Wales tomorrow.

Credit: Medcare

By Ahmed El Sherif 02:17 am September 23, 2020
The solution, which will be implemented across all of Medcare’s hospitals and clinics in Dubai and Sharjah, is owned by US technology company, InterSystems.
By Kat Jercich 12:50 pm September 18, 2020
OCR announced five more enforcement actions this week under the HIPAA Right of Access Initiative, which supports patients' ability to access their medical records.
By Kat Jercich 03:03 pm September 17, 2020
With compliance requirements for ONC's info blocking rule just around the corner, a poll from Pew Charitable Trusts finds a big appetite for patient access, and widespread support for providers to do better information sharing between EHR systems. 

Credit: GOSH

By Tammy Lovell 10:33 am September 16, 2020
The UK hospital is the first health institution in England to achieve the validation.  
By Mike Miliard 11:09 am September 14, 2020
Attorneys from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP have put together a resource to help providers navigate the requirements of ONC's 21st Century Cures regs as the Nov. 2 due date approaches.
By Kat Jercich 03:18 pm September 11, 2020
The move is the latest in a string of acquisitions for the Ohio-based content services vendor.

Left to right: Catherine Chronaki, General Secretary, HL7 Europe, Dr Don Rucker, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), HHS Office of the Secretary, US and Dr Erik Gerritsen, Secretary General, Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, The Netherlands.

By Rosy Matheson 11:47 am September 10, 2020
Global health leaders are optimistic their new consortium can crack interoperability as the pandemic has highlighted the need to work together. This positive outlook was expressed by two influential healthcare leaders during a closing keynote at the HIMSS & Heath 2.0 European Digital Event.
By Mike Miliard 08:45 am September 09, 2020
More than ever, the global COVID-19 crisis has shown the imperative of a connected, secure and outcomes-driven healthcare ecosystem, and the HIMSS Digital Health Indicator can help.