Interoperability

health IT
By Tom Sullivan 12:56 pm November 21, 2018
From innovations and emerging technology to the promise of regulatory relief for hospitals, healthcare has plenty to be grateful for this week and year round.
cybersecurity interoperability
By Benjamin Harris 10:22 am November 20, 2018
Cybersecurity is still the big one. But interoperability and telehealth are not far behind for leading organizations' technology goals.
By Benjamin Harris 02:25 pm November 19, 2018
Advice for hospitals: Making inroads on blockchain now, with smaller projects that don't involve patient data, can help prepare them for larger opportunities ahead.

CommonWell Health Alliance highlighted its progress with Carequality in a presentation at HIMSS18. (Credit: Twitter)

By Mike Miliard 01:29 pm November 19, 2018
Hospitals and health systems using IT from CommonWell member companies will be able to bilaterally exchange patient data within their EHR workflows.

An artist's impression of a new Dunedin Hospital. Photo: New Dunedin Hospital

By Rebecca McBeth 11:23 pm November 18, 2018
Dunedin, the second largest city in the South Island of New Zealand and the principal city of the Otago region, is currently making plans for a new digital hospital.
Moving from text-only to AI, interactive multimedia radiology reports
By Bill Siwicki 01:41 pm November 12, 2018
The University of Virginia Health System wanted to create interactive multimedia reports, believing that radiologists could communicate better through the use of enriched and interactive content.

"Hospitals engaged in all four interoperability domains – electronically sending, receiving, finding, and integrating – increased 41 percent since 2016," said National Coordinator for Health IT Donald Rucker, MD, seen speaking here at HIMSS18.

By Mike Miliard 03:40 pm October 29, 2018
More than 90 percent of non-federal acute care hospitals are using 2015 edition certified technology or plan to be soon, says National Coordinator Don Rucker, MD.
By Bill Siwicki 12:14 pm October 24, 2018
With help from its integration platform, MedLabs reduced the time it takes to perform an integration to weeks from months, eliminated $33,000 in Medicare reimbursement write-offs and reduced its annual operating expenses.
By Bill Siwicki 01:17 pm October 18, 2018
The accountable care organization connected 14 disparate EHR systems to get meaningful analytics, helping with population health and value-based reimbursement.
By Mike Miliard 11:34 am October 17, 2018
The cooperative aims to bring stakeholders together to find new and pragmatic approaches to data sharing, and come up with ways to combat information blocking.

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