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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.
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In the natural course of human events, it's safe to say most people have endured an untold number of doctor's appointments, emergency room visits and hospital stays. Each time, patient information is recorded, stored and updated in electronic health... Continue Reading
University of Colorado Health is securely providing patient access to health information at the bedside. Experts detail how they are able to achieve this and engage patients. 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
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Selling telehealth programs to a healthcare organization can be a challenge because many insurers do not cover telehealth and the ROI can be questionable. Continue Reading
EHR interoperability might swing in favor of cloud installations rather than on-premises approaches. Also, legacy systems may be left in the dust of patient data exchange. Continue Reading
APIs are new to some in healthcare, but other industries use them regularly. Interoperability will benefit if healthcare can get beyond its legacy systems. Continue Reading
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A Connecticut state social services agency uses master patient index software to enable accurate patient matching for clients seeking behavioral and physical healthcare services. Continue Reading
Healthcare standards are essential to many initiatives such as interoperability. However, as an expert from the VA explains, they are also important to informatics. Continue Reading
Interoperability and population health are closely intertwined. One healthcare network is reaping the benefits of both. Continue Reading
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Vendors demonstrate that interoperability is possible when it comes to patient medication information. This makes CIOs hopeful for the future. Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading
Although EHR use is up, more work needs to be done on interoperability. The Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology (ONC) has submitted a report to Congress on the ... Continue Reading