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  • January 24, 2017 24 Jan'17

    Interoperability may be in sight as Epic and Cerner work together

    As two of the largest EHRs in the healthcare space, Epic and Cerner have often appeared to be at odds with each other. But that seems to be changing via an ONC initiative.

  • March 01, 2016 01 Mar'16

    At HIMSS 2016, HHS chief Burwell blasts information blocking

    On the eve of HIMSS 2016, HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell blasts information blocking, saying interoperability is needed to reform the nation's healthcare delivery system.

  • February 24, 2016 24 Feb'16

    ONC on the interoperability march again

    With HIMSS 2016 looming next week, ONC has rolled out yet another project in the federal health IT agency's campaign to promote what has probably been up to now health IT's most elusive goal: ...

  • April 10, 2015 10 Apr'15

    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.

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