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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.
April 14, 2017
A new ONC challenge is seeking ways to ensure the accuracy and reliability of health data, also known as data provenance. Data provenance refers to information about when the data was created, by ...
March 31, 2017
This essential guide explores the potential of the internet of things in healthcare, as well as some of the obstacles that may hinder its wider adoption.
January 13, 2017
IBM Watson Health and the FDA are collaborating on a research initiative that aims to define a "secure, efficient and scalable exchange of health data using blockchain technology," according to an ...
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Although some healthcare executives are leery of the new technology, blockchain may have the potential to make it easier for approved entities to exchange PHI. Continue Reading
Many healthcare professionals are turning to third-party applications, the use of APIs and HIEs to overcome the lack of interoperability still present in healthcare. Continue Reading
Electronic health records are an important part of health IT, and the meaningful use program provides financial incentives for providers to adopt EHR technology. Continue Reading
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With population health management tools, one size does not fit all and that's why it's important to include a mixture of technologies including HIEs, CRM and data analytics. Continue Reading
Vendors demonstrate that interoperability is possible when it comes to patient medication information. This makes CIOs hopeful for the future. Continue Reading
Intermountain CIO Marc Probst is well known for insisting that the government set interoperability standards for health IT so providers and vendors can freely exchange health data. Continue Reading
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Interoperability and population health are closely intertwined. One healthcare network is reaping the benefits of both. Continue Reading
If any trend has the impact to really move healthcare IT forward, it's population health management. The emerging area brings to bear data aggregation, data governance and data analytics to improve the care of large groups―and possibly create cost savings for providers.
This three-part handbook looks at that vital relationship between data and population health management. First, contributor Evan J. Albright answers these common questions: What is population health management? And, why are providers moving in this direction, even though it means assuming greater risk? Next, columnist Reda Chouffani offers five areas in which providers can help contribute to employee wellness. Finally, SearchHealthIT news writer Kristen Lee looks at Maine's health information exchange, and how a new data analytics layer has already brought a return on investment for the HIE. Continue Reading
Interoperability of healthcare data, long a sticking point in getting EHRs and exchanges working to their full potential, may see some big advances this year. Vendors are discussing how the cloud will help the cause, and standards developer Health Level Seven International has taken a stand for interoperability standards.
This three-part guide explores how EHR interoperability efforts are paying off. First, healthcare IT consultant Reda Chouffani takes a look at the ONC’s plan to invest $28 million in support of the interoperability of health IT tools and data. Next, SearchHealthIT’s Shaun Sutner discusses EHR interoperability challenges with Charles Jaffe, M.D. and CEO of HL7. Chouffani closes with a rundown of challenges healthcare organizations will face as they follow the ONC’s Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap. Continue Reading
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Data blocking and health information exchanges shouldn't go together. But some HIEs are turning into siloes of data, two experts who discuss the problem say. Continue Reading
It's no secret that EHR problems are aplenty in healthcare. But the lack of interoperability is top of mind for many in health IT. Two healthcare CIOs share their stories. Continue Reading
In this Innovation Spotlight, SearchHealthIT looks at how an HIE reduced duplicate patient records by using NextGate's patient matching technology. Continue Reading