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October 29, 2020
Due to COVID-19, healthcare systems will now have until April 5, 2021 to comply with information blocking provisions in ONC's final interoperability and information blocking rule.
September 30, 2020
Federal health IT initiatives such as interoperability and patient access to data tend to transcend politics. Experts say they will again no matter who wins in November.
September 16, 2020
When HHS launches its CIO search, it will look for someone who is both politically savvy and technically skilled, an executive search consultant said.
August 14, 2020
EHR vendors are designing data authorization scopes for third-party health apps. It's a process that hinges on patient trust and requires transparency.
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Former healthcare CIO John Halamka gets candid about the proposed rules on interoperability and information blocking and explains why innovation may come at a cost. Continue Reading
While AI in healthcare shines in clinical areas like radiology, it is currently more widely adopted in nonclinical areas, such as medication development by pharmaceutical companies. Continue Reading
At HIMSS 2019, 40,000-plus attendees will learn more about plans for patient data interoperability and the growing influence of patient engagement. Our team will cover the event. Continue Reading
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The recent information blocking rule from ONC penalizes healthcare organizations and EHR vendors that prevent patients from accessing their health data. Continue Reading
Health IT stands ready to help battle opioid deaths through greater use of data analytics and improved integration of EHRs and prescription drug databases. Continue Reading
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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
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
Individuals that support the mission of President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative can now take action by accessing their health data and sending it to precision medicine researchers. ... Continue Reading