Interoperability

Left to right: Catherine Chronaki, General Secretary, HL7 Europe, Dr Don Rucker, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), HHS Office of the Secretary, US and Dr Erik Gerritsen, Secretary General, Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, The Netherlands.

By Rosy Matheson 11:47 am September 10, 2020
Global health leaders are optimistic their new consortium can crack interoperability as the pandemic has highlighted the need to work together. This positive outlook was expressed by two influential healthcare leaders during a closing keynote at the HIMSS & Heath 2.0 European Digital Event.
By Mike Miliard 08:45 am September 09, 2020
More than ever, the global COVID-19 crisis has shown the imperative of a connected, secure and outcomes-driven healthcare ecosystem, and the HIMSS Digital Health Indicator can help.
By Petra de Jong 02:37 am September 08, 2020
‘Critical care in critical settings – the human factor makes the difference’ was the theme of the recent HIMSS Dutch Community webinar that was moderated by Conchita Kleijweg, manager expertisecentrum Nictiz. Dave Tjan, intensivist and medical manager Acute Care at Ziekenhuis Gelderse Vallei, Joyce Simons, senior...
With EHR integration, TriHealth gets data flowing smoothly between acute and post-acute care

TriHealth Good Samaritan Hospital.

By Bill Siwicki 12:20 pm September 03, 2020
Some 83% of the Ohio health system’s inter-facility EHR transfers using the integration were successful between March and April. There was a 6.7% decrease in readmissions between April and May.
By Kat Jercich 03:09 pm August 31, 2020
Stakeholders stressed the importance of a patient-identification strategy in an ONC working session Monday.
By Susan Morse 09:25 am August 25, 2020
The majority of health plans say they do not feel ready to meet the new FHIR interoperability standards mandated by CMS.
By Kat Jercich 04:05 pm August 20, 2020
White House task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said the process of HHS bypassing the CDC was meant to be "solely an interim system," according to a WSJ report that HHS later denied.
By Kat Jercich 03:52 pm August 17, 2020
Others say the "chaos" they initially faced as a result of the shift has largely calmed.
By Mike Miliard 03:11 pm August 12, 2020
Using $2.5 million from the CARES Act, the agency will give money to as many as five new projects that boost health information exchanges through its new Star HIE program.
By Kat Jercich 11:48 am August 11, 2020
Panelists at the ONC Tech Forum on Monday advised mapping the functions of health information exchanges to "confidentiality, integrity and availability."