Interoperability

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.
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By Sophie Porter 01:51 am November 11, 2020
The deal will improve mapping of clinical and administrative codes between health and care organisations, enhancing interoperability.
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.
By Mike Miliard 04:43 pm November 03, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis has led to major leaps forward for telehealth, decision support and more, says Hal Wolf – but big work remains on interoperability, patient ID, social determinants and other building blocks of population health.  
HHS headquarters in Washington, DC
By Mike Miliard 05:28 pm October 30, 2020
The document describes the government's hopes for how technology goals should be prioritized over the next five years – with an emphasis on patients' access to their health data.
Patient data on smartphone
By Mike Miliard 10:46 am October 30, 2020
As health systems, HIEs and IT developers stay focused on a new surge in COVID-19 cases, they're thankful for the extension but say they remain committed to API-enabled patient access.
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.  
U.S. Interoperability Map
By Mike Miliard 12:47 pm October 29, 2020
The updated interim final rule, meant to offer providers and developers more flexibility as they respond to COVID-19, also pushes out health IT certification requirements.
Ahmed El Saeed and Hal Wolf

Ahmed El Saeed and Hal Wolf

By Mike Miliard 04:09 pm October 26, 2020
Even as massive resources have been marshaled to quickly develop new tools, the pandemic still disproportionately affects the populations who may not have access to them.
Doctor resting EHR-enabled tablet on knee
By Kat Jercich 11:44 am October 26, 2020
Seamless shared health information can support patient transitions, from hospital discharge to outpatient follow-up care, signaling yet another potential advantage of telemedicine.