Interoperability

By Diana Manos 04:14 pm January 29, 2019
As the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT comments period drew to a close, a number of organizations weighed in about how to improve electronic health records platforms.

"If you go looking for the people that have the last mile wired and/or have the data available – and in some cases have it in normalized, curated repositories, ready to be exchanged – it's the HIEs," says John Kansky.

By Mike Miliard 09:51 am January 28, 2019
Even as EHR vendor-driven networks gain maturity and scope, older and more traditional health information exchanges still have a lot of critical value to bring to the table, one expert says.
Kelly Cronin
By Diana Manos 08:53 am January 25, 2019
The first employee of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is taking a new role in a different federal unit.
EHR tablet
By Diana Manos 02:55 pm January 22, 2019
More and more healthcare organizations are urging a broader swath of the industry to get involved driving interoperability. The latest is a Jan. 22 report from seven leading national hospital associations urging “all stakeholders” to take part.
At HIMSS19, Federal Health IT Pavilion focuses on collaboration
By Bill Siwicki 02:54 pm January 22, 2019
The theme is how health IT community stakeholders can take advantage of collaboration opportunities with 11 key federal agencies.
By Tom Sullivan 01:16 pm January 21, 2019
Organization says 5 will build on FHIR 4 with more normative content, support for apps that use multiple versions of the spec and other advancements.
By Diana Manos 03:16 pm January 18, 2019
The whole point of electronic health records is to facilitate the sharing of patient data, but that is still difficult, not just because interoperability hasn't been fully achieved, but also because matching patient records is still not easy to achieve – putting patients at risk
HIMSS19 Interoperability Showcase eyes standards-based health ecosystem
By Bill Siwicki 12:41 pm January 18, 2019
This year the showcase will feature 82 organizations demonstrating 121 health IT systems across 16 different use-cases.
By Bill Siwicki 08:44 am January 18, 2019
The forthcoming Cloverleaf 19.1 will be the core of Infor's suite, with support for API management.
Pew APIs

Pew's Ben Moscovitch said APIs hold the potential for a dramatic shift in how health data is accessed and used for patient care.

By Tom Sullivan 09:41 am January 17, 2019
The private sector and government have accomplished a lot and the next phase is critical to the best use of APIs.

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