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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.
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 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.
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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
In this Innovation Spotlight, SearchHealthIT features PatientPing, a startup in Boston that provides technology to improve coordinating care. 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
As many in health IT know, the theft of patient health data has developed into an epidemic with breaches involving millions of health records in 2016, according to the Department of Health and ... Continue Reading
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Treating patients more like customers. It's a simple concept that hospitals find more practical, thanks to the availability of patient engagement tools and techniques borrowed from the domain of the retail industry. The challenge is for health IT ... Continue Reading
Many healthcare organizations have migrated to a single-solution EHR to improve workflow and patient care. However, it hasn't solved all EHR problems, CIOs say. Continue Reading
Interoperability in healthcare isn't as advanced as it is in other industries. One innovator used an existing health IT standard to make it easier to share disparate data. Continue Reading
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In this Innovation Spotlight, SearchHealthIT dives into how an online clinical network can help create interoperability, share patient information between doctors, improve workflow. Continue Reading
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
Creating interoperability of health information systems is harder than it needs to be, a group of experts says. Here are the solutions they think will work. Continue Reading