January 03, 2014
The push for meaningful use Stage 3 has reached a point where a confluence of power structures are ready for more breakthroughs -- hence, the impetus for collaboration among IHE USA, ONC and S&I Framework, officials from these groups say.
December 20, 2013
Hard to believe that interoperability was once an unknown concept that few were aware of or cared about. And it wasn't that long ago that this was reality. Just go back one decade.
December 11, 2013
CommonWell Health Alliance has tapped the first three geographic locations for its roll out of interoperability services. Hospitals and ambulatory practices in Chicago, North Carolina and South Carolina will connect to exchange patient data.
November 25, 2013
In a joint letter to the House Ways & Means and Senate Finance Committees, several industry groups have implored legislators to incentivize integration between electronic health records and remote patient monitoring, to spur better use of patient-generated data in payment reform efforts.
November 21, 2013
The 99th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America is about a lot more than just imaging. As health information technology transforms care delivery, dozens of courses at McCormick Place this December will explore the ways IT can improve diagnostics.
November 11, 2013
Anticipation about the IHE North American Connectathon's move to Cleveland in 2015 is running high among the event's organizers, though they insist that they are not looking past their final year in Chicago Jan. 27-31, 2014.
November 11, 2013
Continua Health Alliance will co-locate its upcoming U.S. Plugfest at IHE North America Connectathon 2014, Jan. 28-29, in Chicago. It's billed as the largest interoperability testing event for health IT in the country -- attracting 100 vendors and more than 600 engineers to test more than 160 systems.
November 06, 2013
WoHIT 2014 announces its preliminary program. Healthcare stakeholders will come together to demonstrate the benefits of using standards-based interoperable health IT solutions for effective and secure health data information exchange.
October 23, 2013
The "real opponents" to a unique patient identification system "are the privacy advocates," said Sharp HealthCare CIO Bill Spooner in his call for a national patient ID at the CHIME Fall CIO Forum earlier this month. He was right.
October 08, 2013
Cleveland is a city that prides itself on being a city of firsts. HIMSS leaders are also used to firsts -- and to innovation and disruption. With their new HIMSS Innovation Center, they make no bones about their intent to shake things up in healthcare.