October 20, 2013
Anyone who has ever been to the Interoperability Showcase at the HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition has probably caught a glimpse or two of what interoperability means to healthcare.
January 30, 2013
Interoperability is a lynchpin for health IT advancement, yet it is lacking, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) told the audience at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology 2012 Annual Meeting, Dec. 12 in Washington, DC.
January 01, 2013
Hospitals can have hundreds of IT systems. Vendors have built proprietary databases. Not everyone follows the same standards. Health systems fear sharing data with competitors. Policymakers have not focused on health information exchange or EHR usability.
December 27, 2012
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT wants to use EHR certification criteria to make it easier for physicians to report patient safety events. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will encourage providers to report adverse events to patient safety organizations, and ONC will propose certification requirements that, where...
November 08, 2012
An expert panel at the just-concluded American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium in Chicago discusses why interoperability in healthcare remains elusive.
November 06, 2012
After two years of redesign, the Regenstrief Institute has unveiled an update to its pioneer clinical decision support system with more than just a modern look. Regenstrief researchers demonstrated what the new system can do at the annual American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) symposium on Nov. 5.
August 08, 2012
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, President Obama's former chief of staff, is doing his bit to promote health information technology. Emanuel has proclaimed Oct. 30 to Nov. 7, 2012 Informatics Week in the Windy City, which also happens to be home to HIMSS.
December 06, 2011
In October, Healthcare IT News reported that American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) would recognize clinical informatics (CI) as a subspecialty, with exams beginning in 2012 and certification to begin in early 2013.
November 02, 2011
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has now recognized clinical informatics (CI) as a subspecialty, with exams beginning in 2012 and certification to begin in early 2013.
October 25, 2011
ONC Chief Farzad Mostashari, MD, speaking at the Medical Group Management Association's 2011 conference in Las Vegas, tried to appease worried physician leaders by telling them a good EHR will make the path easier to meaningful use, ACOs and other federal healthcare reform measures.