Interoperability

Health system takes an ‘Epic first’ approach to integrating all data, including SDOH

Contra Costa County Regional Medical Center in Martinez, California.

By Bill Siwicki 03:48 pm September 17, 2019
Contra Costa Health Services takes on whole person care by gathering every bit of data, not just medical care data, and getting it into its Epic EHR. The results have been startling.
Could HHS information blocking rule have unintended consequences on data sharing and security?
By Bill Siwicki 12:30 pm September 13, 2019
A legal expert who helped write HIMSS’ comments on the proposed rule offers an in-depth look at the new regs, and explains what they could mean for IT and infosec leaders.
By Mike Miliard 02:39 pm September 10, 2019
Two interoperability projects will get a funding boost from the Leading Edge Acceleration Projects in Health Information Technology, or LEAP in Health IT program, launched by the The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information IT.
By Mike Miliard 12:30 pm September 09, 2019
While the agencies will no longer maintain or update the CONNECT wiki, it will continue to exist as an open source project whose code and community resources can be "used, adopted and implemented by any interested organization."
By Nathan Eddy 10:43 am September 09, 2019
Integrated into Epic's clinical workflow using SMART on FHIR, the cloud-based Meducation platform offers simplified, patient-specific medication instructions.
By Mike Miliard 04:18 pm September 06, 2019
CommonHealth, an open-source app designed to enable easier information sharing, will use HL7 FHIR and other specs to give Android phones similar functionality to Apple Health.
Center for Medical Interoperability launches new verification program
By Nathan Eddy 10:45 am September 06, 2019
The C4MI Verified program is designed in part around recommendations made by the National Academy of Medicine and will be conducted through partnerships with medical device vendors and its member health care organizations.
ONC names Sequoia Project as TEFCA coordinator
By Mike Miliard 02:46 pm September 04, 2019
The nonprofit interoperability group will lead development, implementation and maintenance of the common agreement aspects of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement.
By Nathan Eddy 08:54 am September 04, 2019
Deloitte shows how many providers – and even more payers – are going beyond checking boxes on new regs, understanding that wider data sharing has become a strategic necessity.
AdventHealth opens new AI-powered clinical command center
By Nathan Eddy 11:09 am August 30, 2019
The mission control, built in collaboration with GE Healthcare, will help the health system manage patient decision support across nine Florida hospitals.

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