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April 17, 2017
Leaders of HL7, the international health IT standards organization, say HL7 standards development is being held back by lack of financial support from some industry organizations.
May 05, 2015
The CEO of health IT standards group HL7 International said the health IT industry is coalescing around FHIR as a new interoperability standard.
February 13, 2015
The CEO of HL7 discusses the lack of a national patient identifier and the organization's global approach to standards development.
August 01, 2014
Lixin Tao of Pace University, speaking at the mHealth + Telehealth conference, urged providers to standardize around HL7 data-exchange standards.
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When it comes to healthcare interoperability, Marc Probst, CIO at Intermountain Healthcare, is outspoken to say the least. And he thinks the standards in place now aren't enough. Continue Reading
While still a draft standard, FHIR, the younger sibling of interoperability standard HL7, is already being used by developers. Continue Reading
In this Q&A, HL7 International CEO Charles Jaffe, M.D., says FHIR is moving quickly toward being a top interoperability standard. Continue Reading
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In recent months there has been a nationwide push toward electronic healthcare systems -- specifically, EHRs and the use thereof. But despite assurance from federal entities, hospitals and healthcare providers continue to struggle with getting systems and organizations to work together. It’s called health data interoperability, and it’s widely viewed as key to the success of electronic healthcare and patient engagement.
In this three-part guide, written by SearchHealthIT’s Shaun Sutner, we’ll figure out why interoperability has thrown healthcare providers for a loop. First, Sutner looks at patient portal technology. The patient-to-doctor communication programs -- important to electronic healthcare goals -- are throwing a wrench in interoperability efforts. Next, Sutner underlines the goals of former ONC head Karen DeSalvo. Following her keynote address at the 2014’s American Health Information Management Association Convention and Exhibit, DeSalvo said that meaningful use remains a top priority -- despite a recent push toward interoperability. Sutner finishes with some highlights from his interview with Lixin Tao, chairman of the computer science department at Pace University. Tao promotes Health Level Seven, or HL7 -- the international computer protocol for exchanging healthcare data -- for organizations struggling with interoperability issues. Continue Reading