Interoperability

By Mike Miliard 12:08 pm September 26, 2019
The Omnibus Burden Reduction and Discharge Planning rules both aim to reduce red tape and enable transparency, says Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma.
How Carequality interoperability framework boosts pop health, SDOH
By Bill Siwicki 01:33 pm September 24, 2019
Organization’s chief discusses these issues in advance of a free informational teleconference September 26 as part of National Health IT Week.

HHS Chief Data Officer Mona Siddiqui speaks at Health 2.0

By Mike Miliard 01:00 pm September 24, 2019
At Health 2.0, HHS Chief Data Officer Mona Siddiqui spotlighted recent efforts, including some cloud-based dynamic data and mapping tools, to link far-flung data for better public health.

Sens. Patty Murray, D-Washington, and Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee
(Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

By Mike Miliard 04:15 pm September 23, 2019
An alphabet soup of healthcare stakeholders, including AHIMA, CHIME, MGMA and others, want the Senate HELP Committee to ensure the proposed regs serve the "needs of patients and those who deliver their care."
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.

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