Interoperability

By Keith W. Boone 03:05 pm October 19, 2015
Keith Boone has a theory: People will believe two systems are interoperable when they can observe that the systems work together in simple ways with little to no effort -- and in complex ways with some effort.
By Scott Rea 02:27 pm October 07, 2015
Electronic Submission of Medical Documentation aims to eliminate the use of fax for prior-authorizations and audits. Four years later, more than 7,000 Medicare providers use esMD, possibly leading to lagging patient care or redundant, unneeded procedures being performed.
By Keith Tyson 08:45 am September 21, 2015
You don't need to take a defensive stance that restricts data exchange.
By Irv Lichtenwald 01:05 pm September 17, 2015
None of us would have the jobs we currently occupy without some ability to focus on details. But maybe that focus on the trees blinds us to changes in the forest.
By Carol Robinson 09:10 am September 10, 2015
The health IT community lost a friend, guru and catalyst for collaboration driving a movement toward unified and distributed governance to guarantee a vigorous health information supply chain. Let's honor his audacious vision.
By Michelle Troseth 10:52 am September 01, 2015
Healthcare demands care coordination for value-based reimbursement and population health. To accomplish this, leaders must invest in interprofessional care, clinical integration and evidence-based practice.
By Tom Sullivan 07:56 am August 07, 2015
There's a lot to be gleaned from tactics the Defense Department employed when announcing its EHR contract. Other federal agencies should be paying attention.
By Chuck Webster, MD 07:56 am August 06, 2015
The health IT industry has a second chance at building process-aware health information systems, if we proceed carefully and in the right manner. In this, the fourth part of my five-part series, are my suggestions on making workflow interoperability happen.
By Chuck Webster, MD 07:51 am August 05, 2015
Building on data and task interoperability, healthcare will finally be able to get to workflow interoperability. In the third part of my five-part series, here's a look at what that means.
By Chuck Webster, MD 10:28 am August 04, 2015
To truly grasp what the industry is up against, we must understand where we're trying to go. And task interoperability is a key piece of the puzzle. I describe task interoperability in the second part of my five-part series on task and workflow interoperability.

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