Interoperability

By Aashima Gupta 12:13 pm March 31, 2015
We are at a cusp of the consumer driven health revolution. But to succeed, we need a new approach: one that goes beyond the apps and the sensors and makes better use of APIs to deliver the interoperability and security required to overcome our current challenges.
By Andrew Robertson 03:28 pm March 23, 2015
Nobody is explicitly opposed to interoperability in healthcare IT. That would be like opposing the eradication of poverty, hunger or child slavery. People of goodwill just can't argue against it. The potential benefits are too clear.
By Roger Davis 01:09 pm March 20, 2015
U.S. healthcare needs more Davids: people and vendors who use their agility to execute innovative ideas that advance healthcare delivery and improve outcomes. But without a truly interoperable environment, we may be left with just a few Goliaths.
By John Halamka 10:08 am March 20, 2015
In his latest blog, John Halamka, MD provides a comprehensive account of the most recent HIT Standards Committee meeting. Don't miss what he has to say about Stan Huff's and Arien Malec's "work of art."
By Jeff Rowe 08:40 am March 20, 2015
If there’s one group within the healthcare workforce who could really use effective mobile tools, it's nurses.
By Rob Havasy 01:51 pm March 04, 2015
The FCC's landmark vote in favor of reclassifying broadband and mobile Internet access as a Title II service -- paving the way for stronger net neutrality regulation -- should have a positive impact on healthcare.
By Keith W. Boone 09:34 am March 04, 2015
One of the biggest unrecognized challenges to balance in consensus standards development processes is lack of balance in governance.
By John Halamka 09:28 am March 02, 2015
Some pundits have suggested that ONC step aside and return all aspects of health IT policy and technology to the private sector. Others have suggested top-down command and control, including centralized governance to ensure interoperability.
By Michael Raymer 01:43 pm February 26, 2015
Hospitals and physician practices have been slow to adopt online platforms that allow them to connect with patients at home or on their mobile devices. However, patients will increasingly demand online connections with their providers.
By John Halamka 10:06 am February 26, 2015
CIOs are at a challenging crossroads in their careers. Regulatory burdens, security threats, and changing reimbursement models have led to a demand for change that seems overwhelming.

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