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  • Interoperability essential to population health management platform

    Interoperability and population health are closely intertwined. One healthcare network is reaping the benefits of both. Continue Reading

  • Inside the relationship between data and population health management

    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

  • Healthcare organizations turn attention to EHR interoperability

    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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