Interoperability

Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce reup on interoperability promise
By Mike Miliard 02:08 pm July 31, 2019
The tech giants have made progress on the pledge they made one year ago, and plan to do more, they said at the CMS Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference.
Seema Verma, Jared Kushner tout new physician-focused MyHealthEData project
By Mike Miliard 12:00 pm July 30, 2019
The Blue Button API pilot, Data at the Point of Care, aims to connect clinicians with claims data, giving them deeper insights into their patients' care history.
By Benjamin Harris 10:50 am July 25, 2019
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT says it's seeking public input and recommendations before it takes a "snapshot" of its Interoperability Standards Advisory toward the end of the year.
By Mike Miliard 11:04 am July 23, 2019
The groups urge the Senate to follow the House's lead and finally lift the ban on federal funding for a nationwide unique patient identifier, making the case that it can help avoid serious safety risks due to matching errors.
By Mike Miliard 02:55 pm July 22, 2019
The cloud-based eMyLabCollect enables integration with any laboratory or hospital information system via HL7 feeds.

The integration allows blood test results to be shared electronically with Cambridge University Hospitals.

By Tammy Lovell 01:54 am July 18, 2019
The integration allows blood test results to be shared electronically with Cambridge University Hospitals.

The UK’s first new-build "paperless" hospital Chase Farm Hospital says it has improved clinical safety and dramatically reduced admin, releasing more time for patient care. 

By Tammy Lovell 05:27 am July 17, 2019
Also: French academic hospital CHRU de Nancy announces 10-year enterprise informatics agreement with Royal Philips, former NHS England director Sir Bruce Keogh joins messaging app firm and others. 
For value-based care, a Texas health system puts cost and risk data at the point of care

An example of some of the data the Texas health system now provides caregivers at the point of care.

By Bill Siwicki 12:57 pm July 16, 2019
With the cost data technology integrated with its Epic EHR, Houston Methodist Sugar Land has reported approximately $717,000 in attributable cost savings with an average incremental cost reduction of $105 per admission.
Surescripts files motion to dismiss FTC antitrust charge
By Mike Miliard 12:56 pm July 15, 2019
The e-prescribing giant says the Federal Trade Commission's complaint shouldn't be reviewed in federal court because it relies on several factual errors.

ONC's Jon White (left) and Steve Posnack

By Mike Miliard 01:19 pm July 08, 2019
White's areas of focus at the agency included the Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap, the recently proposed information blocking rules.

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