This week's top stories include Flo Health landing in hot water with the FTC over data sharing allegations, states moving forward with second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and health IT heavy hitters creating the Vaccine Credential Initiative.
From electronic case reporting to PDMP to disaster response, Jay Nakashima, executive director of eHealth Exchange, says he's optimistic as network architecture improves and public-private data sharing efforts make progress.
Dr. Don Rucker, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, says big data is going to be transformative, as ONC and CMS rules move healthcare from a gated interaction to digitally transparent clinical care.
During this webinar, healthcare leaders compare the public health response strategies of two very different health systems in Europe.
Diameter Health Chief Commercial Officer Terry Boch discusses the latest interoperability rules and the regulatory and data landscape in health tech.
Steven Matarelli, senior clinical executive at Vocera Communications, says technologies must be able to interact effectively with other technologies and thereby build on interoperability, a key consideration in any transformation strategy.
Ongoing Senate races could have unforeseen impacts on healthcare IT, says Tom Leary, senior vice president of government relations at HIMSS.
Verato CEO Mark LaRow discusses the challenges of finding more effective means of patient identity and matching – and describes how the company's referential matching technology can help.
Marc Probst, longtime CIO at Intermountain Healthcare and new CIO at ELLKAY, discusses interoperability, telehealth, digital transformation and the cost challenges facing healthcare now – as well as the IT innovation he sees emerging from the COVID-19 crisis.
WHO Regional Director for Europe Dr. Hans Henri P. Kluge says interoperability and the push for digital health are challenged over trust issues in sharing data.