Interoperability

By Mike Miliard 11:40 am June 26, 2019
The company has signed a new six-year deal to provide clinical data exchange capabilities, such as patient ID, record locator services and document retrieval.
By Mike Miliard 01:10 pm June 25, 2019
The HIMSS EHR Association tells the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that the Promoting Interoperability Program needs consistency and specificity in its clinical requirements.
Hunterdon Healthcare migrates to Google Cloud/G Suite and saves $1.3 million
By Bill Siwicki 12:24 pm June 19, 2019
The new tech also helped the health system enable its caregivers to reclaim 30 percent of their time for face-to-face patient interactions.

The goal of TEFCA is to "provide a single 'on-ramp' to nationwide connectivity," according to ONC.

By Mike Miliard 01:04 pm June 18, 2019
HIMSS, Sequoia Project and others weigh in on Draft 2 of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, urging caution that it not disrupt existing HIE processes.
House votes to overturn long-standing unique patient identifier ban
By Bill Siwicki 02:44 pm June 13, 2019
If it makes it through the Senate and the president, the amendment to HR 2740 could finally clear the way for big progress in matching the right data to the right patients.
By Philipp Grätzel von Grätz 06:39 am June 13, 2019
The future of healthcare lies outside of the hospital. Getting there requires better standards, and deeply integrated clinical decision support at all levels.

Distributed ledger technologies such as blockchain will soon be an "important part of healthcare payments and identity management" across healthcare, say Accenture researchers.

By Mike Miliard 12:37 pm June 12, 2019
The firm says hospitals and health systems should be preparing themselves to take advantage of distributed ledger technology, AI, augmented reality and quantum computing.
Verato, AdVault partner on cloud-based patient matching platform
By Nathan Eddy 12:52 pm June 10, 2019
The partnership aims to expand secure identity matching so care teams have seamless access to medical records.
By Mike Miliard 05:08 pm June 04, 2019
In its comments on the agencies' interoperability rules, HIMSS said FHIR v.4 should be required for certification – but cautioned against too broad a definition of EHI and said to slow requirements for payer trusted exchange network participation.
By Nathan Eddy 11:21 am June 04, 2019
The RESTful application programming interface can support HL7, CCDA, RDBMS, CSV and X12 for data extraction and aggregation into a standardized format.

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