Interoperability

By Stephen S. Hau 08:03 am October 03, 2014
We should be in the midst of the gilded age of healthcare IT. Yet, praise for healthcare IT systems is few and far between. Success stories are rare. What gives?
By David Palkoner 09:08 am September 16, 2014
While greater interoperability between systems is driving more information exchange than ever before, this approach is only one step in improving health outcomes. Using the latest technology to turn information into actionable data that is helpful at the point of care is essential.
By Baskar Mohan 10:51 am September 15, 2014
Many of you know the story about e-Patient Dave, who started the movement called "Give me my damn data." But the real question is, how many organizations are actually doing it?
By Keith W. Boone 09:10 am September 15, 2014
One of the most amusing things (because if I didn't laugh I might cry) about the meaningful use program is the way that executives who have never paid anything more but lip service to standards are now reporting as experts on their effectiveness (or lack thereof) and the related causes.
By Andrew Underhill 07:47 am September 08, 2014
When looking for ways to bolster patient engagement, healthcare providers may benefit from the work payers have done so far. Following are five lessons learned providers can use from payers to get patients involved.
By John Halamka 10:29 am July 01, 2014
John Halamka, MD recently found out that interoperability becomes much more real when you watch your own family members experience it.
By Keith W. Boone 09:38 am June 13, 2014
Several times over the past several days I've had to deal with issues of policy which were raised as problems preventing interoperability.
By Chad Johnson 08:28 am June 03, 2014
The Direct Project's use is increasing at a rapid pace. The meaningful use-required transport standard is easy to use and is finally starting to change the discussion those in the health IT industry are having around health information exchange.
By Chris Watson 11:43 am June 02, 2014
With value-based care as the cornerstone for future care delivery, providers who can meet the interoperability needs across the healthcare continuum will stay one step ahead of the competition.