Data Security relates to Interoperability

Value-based care is boosting the value prop for interoperability

With ONC's final TEFCA rule expected soon, one clinician explains how the expansion and user-friendly data exchange is ushering in a new era of care for providers and patients.

 

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Infrastructure reality check: What can go in the cloud, really?

Some healthcare CIOs say it's time to move just about everything to the cloud, while others say not so fast.

AI's next healthcare target: enterprise resource planning

More than 80 percent of those surveyed for a new report said they think ERP software processes are most likely to be totally replaced by AI or machine learning.

No new fax machines as NHS plans to ditch the outmoded tech by 2020

Health Secretary Matt Hancock says shedding the legacy paper-based devices will improve privacy and security concerns, and enable better data sharing.

 

KLAS: More healthcare orgs should join CommonWell-Carequality efforts

Many EHR and health IT vendors have eliminated obstacles to participation, and most have made connection to the network plug-and-play, a new report says.

Massachusetts General Hospital piloting blockchain projects with Korean startup

In working with MediBloc, MGH is said to be interested in the ledger technology's suitability for storage and exchange of patient data, supplementing its EHR.

District health boards in New Zealand leveraging cloud for clinical and non-clinical data

17 of New Zealand’s district health boards (DHBs) are hosting some of their clinical and non-clinical data offsite using cloud services.

The author asked all 20 DHBs what cloud services they are currently leveraging, their future plans and the barriers they see to cloud adoption.
All but three (South Canterbury, Lakes and Tairāwhiti DHBs) are using or piloting cloud services already and all are considering or have definite plans to expand their use of cloud.

HIMSS is building a blockchain resource kit

The primer will include a Blockchain 101, use case discovery framework and a look at considerations for the digital distributed ledger technology.