Establishing interoperable electronic health systems
- September 27, 2017
New blockchain system announced by Change Healthcare is the first major move by a major health IT vendor to commercialize the nascent secure ledger technology. Analysts are positive.
- June 08, 2017
For some health IT experts, the eClinicalWorks' False Claims Act case is about the EHR vendor's lack of interoperability and the failure of meaningful use.
- April 28, 2017
Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services, laid out two goals for the department moving forward: overcoming the lack of interoperability and physician burnout.
- 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.
- March 30, 2017
President Trump's appointment of former GOP congressman John Fleming, M.D., to a newly created health technology post could portend ONC downsizing and MACRA changes.
- January 24, 2017
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.
- 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 ...
- December 29, 2016
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.
- December 23, 2016
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has released its 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory, which expands its focus on health research interoperability, ...
- December 20, 2016
SearchHealthIT's writers talked to a lot of big leaders in health IT in 2016. In this video, our journalists discuss their favorite personalities and moments.
- December 16, 2016
In 2016, the health IT world spent a lot of time addressing data blocking issues and patients' access to personal information like their health records. Learn more in this photo story.
- December 15, 2016
Health data and patients' electronic access to their own health information are real, personal issues, not just the stuff of health IT government and vendor debate. Some 94% of respondents in a new ...
- September 30, 2016
The Cancer Moonshot's Blue Ribbon Panel has called for a national infrastructure that will allow researchers, clinicians and patients to collaborate in sharing their data and knowledge about ...
- September 28, 2016
Proponents and skeptics of blockchain for healthcare came together at a workshop hosted by NIST and ONC to work out proposals and problems with this new technology.
- September 26, 2016
It is well known in the health IT world that health information exchange challenges abound. The CIO of MGH discusses the challenges he has witnessed in Massachusetts.