Interoperability

Sequoia Project restructures
By Mike Miliard 02:32 pm May 15, 2018
eHealth Exchange will become both a member of Carequality and an implementer of its standards, helping expand its presence to other participants.
congress patient matching
By Mike Miliard 01:56 pm May 11, 2018
AHIMA, CHIME, HIMSS and others say lack of support for a nationwide patient identity strategy has stymied innovation, cost hospitals revenue and put patient safety at risk.
hospital doctor talking to patient with EHR tablet

A new type of supply chain is emerging in healthcare said Lumeris CEO Michael Long. “What powers this supply chain will be a re-imagined doctor-patient relationship."

By Tom Sullivan 10:08 am May 11, 2018
EHRs in app stores, a new type of supply chain and interoperability’s need for new expertise are on the horizon.
NewYork-Presbyterian telehealth mobile stroke care vehicles

A view into the NewYork-Presbyterian's Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit.

By Bill Siwicki 02:10 pm May 10, 2018
When every second counts, treating stroke patients in an ambulance setting with telemedicine means the median time between vehicle arrival to treatment with the clot-busting drug tPA is 31 minutes.
Senate bill passes for behavior health
By Mike Miliard 12:57 pm May 09, 2018
The Improving Access to Behavioral Health Information Technology Act now heads to the House, where there is similar bipartisan legislation.
Change Healthcare patient engagement
By Mike Miliard 12:54 pm May 08, 2018
Together, the companies will develop a cloud-based tool that can "aggregate and activate" consumer data from disparate sources: EHRs, registration, scheduling, billing and more.
CTA and Xcertia talking about mobile apps at HLTH conference

CTA and Xcertia discuss a roadmap for mobile apps at HLTH conference. Credit: Twitter

By Bernie Monegain 09:48 am May 08, 2018
The goal is to bring order to the fast-changing mobile health market, focusing on the availability, transparency and reliability of patient-generated health data.
patient paying medical bill at doctor office
By Mike Miliard 03:29 pm May 07, 2018
Healthcare organizations that use multiple RCM systems have higher rates of denials and big difficulties gathering and normalizing data, according to a new HIMSS Analytics report.
surescripts e-prescribing booth at HIMSS18
By Bernie Monegain 12:55 pm May 07, 2018
The network also noted a big uptick in e-prescribing, with 77 percent of all prescriptions now delivered electronically, including a substantial increase in EPCS.
sequoia project sign at himss18
By Mike Miliard 12:04 pm May 07, 2018
A new public-private advisory council will work to build out the information exchange, which providers used to access health data for patients displaced by the California wildfires.

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