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Atul Gawande says Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan healthcare venture will take gradual progress

SAN DIEGO - Atul Gawande, MD, addressed a range of topics concerning the direction healthcare needs to move at America's Health Insurance Plans Institute & Expo Thursday. 

Gawande took the AHIP stage a day after Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase announced that he will take the helm at their venture, an independent entity free from profit-making incentives based in Boston.

It's "the day after the venture was announced," Gawande said. "It will take on greater significance. I'm delighted that's true."

CMS unveils new Data Element Library to support interoperability for post-acute care

The database will help EHR vendors incorporate health IT standards to smooth the exchange of patient information across care settings.

CMS to host Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference this summer

The event, on Aug. 13, will host app developers to build and innovate software that can help patients access and understand their health data, CMS Administrator Seema Verma said.

Mayo Clinic exploring blockchain EHR use cases with UK startup

London-based Medicalchain is partnering with the health system to pilot an array of different distributed ledger projects.

VA tackles interoperability, massive data stores with open FHIR API project

Veterans Health Affairs’ director of standards and interoperability warns that FHIR is not a cure all, just one valuable asset in a tech toolbox.

FHIR will support EHR data sharing in Beth Israel, Lahey merger, CIO John Halamka says

While there are challenges to fully utilizing FHIR, the specification will support workflows and provider experience between the organizations and multiple EHRs, Halamka said at HL7’s DevDays.

Expert tips for third-party vendor management: Set contractual expectations and limits

Organizations should treat the third-party vendor relationship like a marriage, continuing to assess and manage compliance, Henry Ford Health System’s Privacy and Security Director says.