Interoperability

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.
By Mike Miliard 03:30 pm June 03, 2019
The retailer joins other big players such as AmerisourceBergen, McKesson and Pfizer in the effort to use distributed ledger technology for medication safety and integrity.
By Mike Miliard 03:37 pm May 31, 2019
The Medical Group Management Association also has concerns about security risks that might be associated with the proposed rules, and says they go "too far, too fast."
By Mike Miliard 03:25 pm May 30, 2019
The members of the HIMSS EHR Association support the rules' goals – but say that as drafted they go beyond Congress' intent for 21st Century Cures, are too loosely defined, have too tight a timeline and require too much IP sharing.
By Benjamin Harris 12:19 pm May 29, 2019
You can't secure a network that you don't understand. Mapping hospital IoT is a must-do process for the creation of an effective defense strategy, experts say.

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