Interoperability

Clinical collaboration cancer center

Centra Regional Cancer Center in Lynchburg, Virginia. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 02:06 pm March 27, 2018
The tool has led to a complete restructuring of Centra Health's entire patient navigation process, says one clinician.
FHIR and Open APIs in healthcare

Russell Leftwich, MD, speaking at HIMSS18.

By Mike Miliard 10:06 am March 26, 2018
While developers can catch on to standards like FHIR quickly there’s more work to be done than simply adding them to EHRs and other clinical apps.
PDMP now interoperable with 25 states, DC
By Jessica Davis 04:43 pm March 23, 2018
Providers can now view a complete picture of a patient’s prescribing history to help combat doctor shopping.
House passes spending bill
By Susan Morse 01:15 pm March 22, 2018
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will keep its $60 million operating budget, which some experts see as a boon to interoperability, and HHS gets a $10 billion boost.
Wyoming HIE
By Mike Miliard 03:34 pm March 21, 2018
Providers across the state will have access to a single comprehensive continuity of care document via the Wyoming Frontier Information Exchange, which aims to connect with providers in Colorado and South Dakota.
AHIMA calls on Congress to fight opioids with information sharing, patient matching
By Mike Miliard 01:51 pm March 20, 2018
The group says privacy can still be maintained while giving care providers secure access to relevant substance abuse data and calls on Congress to allow HHS to pursue patient ID strategies.
By Bill Siwicki 12:30 pm March 20, 2018
A two-phase launch starts in June with physicians getting a "wallet" through which Arizona Care Network will distribute its provider rewards and incentives via blockchain.
Biden takes issue with Trump administration's interoperability plans

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaking in Pennsylvania on March 15. Credit: C-span

By Mike Miliard 04:44 pm March 19, 2018
The MyHealthEData Initiative, announced by CMS' Seema Verma at HIMSS18, is too light on detail to make much of a difference, said the former VP – who offered his own way forward.
Blockchain in healthcare
By Mike Miliard 10:12 am March 19, 2018
As healthcare organizations start to dip their toes in the waters of distributed ledger technology, the COO of Hashed Health offers advice about doing it right.
VA Cerner EHR

VA Secretary Shulkin testifying during the House Appropriations Subcommittee on March 15. Credit: C-span

By Jessica Davis 10:51 am March 16, 2018
The embattled VA secretary told a Congressional committee that the agency is working closely with the DoD to learn lessons for its own Cerner overhaul.

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