DirectTrust Passes 2 Billion Messages – Healthcare Interoperability in Action

Healthcare IT Today

The response to my article asking the question “Are we at the end of the healthcare interoperability tunnel?” I think some people thought that I was hammering on all the work that’s being done on healthcare interoperability.

COVID-19 Driven Interoperability and What Does this Mean for Healthcare Interoperability Going Forward?

Healthcare IT Today

As part of our Healthcare IT 100 in 100, we asked a wide variety of healthcare interoperability experts to chime in on the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare interoperability. Plus, then we asked them how it will impact health data sharing going forward. Their responses were largely positive, but did highlight the challenges we still […].

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CMS Releases Proposed Rule Expanding Health Data Interoperability Requirements For Payers

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The announcement follows the release of the Interoperability and Patient Access final rule in July, which requires all health plans doing business with the […]. Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Regulations Blue Button 2.0

COVID-19 Pandemic Shines Spotlight On Need For Interoperability

Healthcare IT Today

Despite the endless efforts healthcare organizations have made to support health data interoperability, the path still remains rocky.

Interoperability Between Hospitals and EMS is a Light Switch Away

Healthcare IT Today

DirectTrust recently hosted their second annual Summit (recordings still available), an event focused on connecting DirectTrust members and non-members with some of the nation’s greatest healthcare and interoperability experts.

Changes to HIPAA, New Data Interoperability Rules, and the Impact of COVID-19 on ROI

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New Healthcare Interoperability Solution Leverages Age-Old Technology

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We may scoff at fax technology, but it remains one of the lowest-cost, lowest barrier ways to exchange patient records. Despite repeated attempts to axe-the-fax in healthcare, it continues to be relied upon by healthcare organizations. J2 Global’s Consensus interoperability solution leans into and leverages this age-old technology to help organizations more easily (and securely) […].

3 Fundamental Problems with Healthcare Interoperability and Can Digital Twin Technology Help?

Healthcare IT Today

First, healthcare is never going […].

4 Perspectives on Healthcare Interoperability and Exciting Initiatives Happening Today

Healthcare IT Today

The topic of healthcare interoperability is one that it feels like we’ve been talking about ad nauseam for nearly the entire 15 years I’ve been writing about healthcare IT. If we’ve been talking about it for so long, many have really […].

A Healthcare Interoperability Discussion with Pete McCabe, CEO of Ciox

Healthcare IT Today

Healthcare interoperability has always been a hot topic, but it’s become even more interesting amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. In many ways, the pandemic has highlighted some of the challenges healthcare faces in sharing health data between providers. In order to better understand more about the current state of healthcare interoperability, I sat down (virtually of […].

Social Media and Health IT Twitter Roundup

Healthcare IT Today

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Twitter roundup, so I figured why not do one today. Plus, there’s been some interesting announcements from social media companies that could impact healthcare that might be worth highlighting.

Why Steps Toward Interoperability Are Critical to a COVID-19 Response

Healthcare IT Today

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the delayed enforcement of the federal Interoperability and Patient Access rule may have prompted a collective sigh of relief among healthcare leaders, but the pandemic demonstrates exactly why interoperability is needed—especially during a public […]. The following is a guest article by Vatsala Kapur Pathy, Vice President of Policy for Collective Medical.

A Wide Range Of Problems Still Holding Back Health Data Interoperability

Healthcare IT Today

A new health data interoperability survey by Healthcare IT Today with 82 responses suggests that when it comes to interoperability, healthcare organizations are struggling with many of the same challenges they faced five or even 10 years ago.

Variances In Clinician EHR Use Can Hold Back Interoperability Efforts

Healthcare IT Today

Given that clinicians have different styles, it’s hardly surprising that they document care in different ways. Unfortunately, however, these idiosyncrasies are one of the obstacles that stand in the way of better interoperability, according to an article by Corepoint Health. In a piece published in mHealth Intelligence, the vendor notes that one of the biggest […].

Interoperability via a Single API is Possible

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For Health IT companies, it’s so tempting to just dive in and build the point-to-point data integration that you need to get the job done. Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC #HealthIT100in100 Data Integration data portability Datica Dave Levin EHR APIs Health Data Sharing Healthcare APIs Interoperability Jeremy Pierotti

Interoperability Generates Excitement at #PCCSUMMIT19

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Interoperability generated the most excitement for the leaders of long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) organizations gathered at the annual PointClickCare user conference – #PCCSUMMIT19. EMR-EHR Healthcare IT IT LTPAC BJ Boyle Carequality Interoperability Framework Healthcare Interoperability Interoperability Jason Dugenio PointClickCare PointClickCare Summit

HHS Releases the Information Blocking and Interoperability Final Rule (21st Century Cures Act)

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As expected, HHS together with CMS and ONC have released the 21st Century Cures Act Final rule that most people have been calling the Information Blocking rule and/or the Interoperability Final rule. Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Regulations 21st Century Cures Act CMS Healthcare Interoperability Healthcare Interoperability Final Rule HHS Information Blocking Information Blocking Final Rule ONC Seema Verma

Michigan HIE Group Creates Shared Environment For Modeling Interoperability

Healthcare IT Today

If you’re running an HIE, you’re always hoping to see your participants step up their interoperability game. The thing is, few HIEs go the extra mile to make it happen, in many cases because they just don’t have the resources to tackle the problem. Given this fact, I was interested to see the recent announcement […].

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Sharing On Epic’s Care Everywhere Data Exchange Shoots Through The Roof As COVID-19 Sees Second Spike

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Looking Back at the Last Decade of Health IT – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 26

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For the 26th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, and we’re taking a look back at the last decade of Health IT. Hard to believe that it’s almost 2020, but as we enter the new decade join us as we look back. Another decade is almost in the books and so we take a look […] We're coming to the end of a decade and a lot has happened with Health IT. Healthcare Consolidation. Big Tech Entering Healthcare.

What Does Remote Patient Monitoring and Chronic Care Management Really Take to Be Successful?

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This month we’ve had an added focus on Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and all it’s nuances and features. No doubt a month still isn’t enough to fully understand this quickly changing area of health IT.

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Peeking Ahead to 2021, Healthcare Leaders Moving to Cloud Find More Value and Less Risk

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The healthcare industry has been hesitant to adopt cloud solutions- asking tough questions about return on investment, security, and data governance. In 2019, the global Healthcare Cloud Computing […]. The following is a guest article by Heather Haugen, PhD from Atos.

Making Standards Work in Health Care: Interoperability, Open Source, and Other Impacts

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Administration Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT LTPAC Regulations Data Sharing FHIR Grahame Grieve Healthcare Interoperability hl7 Kenneth D. Standards are both critical and frustrating. Health care standards may be where Web browsers were around 1995, as Internet access was growing explosively and new extensions to Web standards were being proposed right and left.

Healthcare Groups Urge Changes To Proposed ONC Interoperability Rule

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Several trade groups focused on healthcare issues have come together to publish a letter urging the ONC to rethink aspects of its proposed interoperability rule tackling health data sharing, privacy and information blocking. Ambulatory Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT HIM Hospital - Health System IT Security and Privacy 21st Century Cures Act CEHRT Certified API Health Data Interoperability Health Data Sharing Information Blocking ONC

Are We Entering An Era of Radical Interoperability? Deloitte Says Yes

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If you’ve been watching stop-and-start efforts toward health data interoperability over the last several years, many of which have netted little progress, you might be surprised to hear a top-drawer consulting firm argue that we’re moving ahead into an era of radical interoperability in the healthcare and life science industries.

Lessons Learned from Micky Tripathi and the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC)

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If you’ve worked in EHR and health IT, then you’ve almost certainly heard of Micky Tripathi. One of the early people involved with trying to encourage EHR adoption and interoperability of records, he’s had a big influence on the EHR industry and interoperability as we know it. Ambulatory EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Arcadia Arcadia.io

Redox and FDB Partner to Improve Medication Adherence with EHR Writeback Functionality

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Interoperability-as-a-service provider, Redox, recently announced a new partnership with First Databank (FDB) to improve patient education, compliance and clinical workflow. Communication and Patient Experience EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT EHR API EMR Interoperability FDB First Databank Medication Adherence Patient Discharge Patient Education patient safety Redox

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On the 9th Day of #HITChristmas … Keith Boone from Audacious Inquiry

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Note: In case you missed the other 12 Days of #HITChristmas, you can start with the first day here along with the story behind #HITChristmas or read all 12 days here as they are published.

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On the 6th Day of #HITChristmas … James Aita from Medicomp Systems

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Health IT Execs Say They’re Unhappy With EHR-Based Analytics Packages

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It would be nice if the analytics packages included with EHRs did exactly what you hoped they would do. However, for many health IT leaders these analytics platforms just aren’t cutting it, if the results of a recent survey are […]. After all, you want the various capabilities you manage to play nicely with one another.

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Healthcare CIOs Speeding Up Social Determinants Of Health Efforts

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New research has concluded that healthcare CIOs see analyzing social determinants of health data as a top priority going forward, along with tackling data interoperability and cybersecurity.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the 21st Century Cures Act with Tom Leary, VP of Government Relations at HIMSS

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Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations 21st Century Cures Act Coronavirus Coronavirus Funding COVID-19 Health Data Sharing Healthcare Interoperability HIMSS HIMSS20 Telemedicine Funding Tom LearyOne of the interviews I was most looking forward to at the now cancelled HIMSS 2020 annual conference was with Tom Leary, VP of Government Relations at HIMSS.

Kno2 On Demand Record Retrieval from Carequality and CommonWell for Free

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In some exciting news for people who have been watching healthcare interoperability for a long time, Carequality has passed an emergency waiver that allows users to access the network and be able to query for records even if the EHR they use is not integrated (this was a requirement before the waiver).

2019: Healthcare IT gains new ground

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2019: Year in Review It's been an eventful year for health IT. Of course, that's been the case every year over the past decade since the first meaningful use checks were mailed out, kickstarting the digital healthcare age as we know it. As we look back on 2019, it's worth remembering how far the industry has traveled to get here. -- Mike Miliard, Editor. by Healthcare IT News November 22, 2019. Health IT implementation best practices.

PointClickCare Makes Surprise Carequality Announcement

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At PointClickCare’s annual user conference #PCCSummit19, the company announced it had forged a partnership with Carequality. EMR-EHR Healthcare IT IT LTPAC Carequality Health Data Interoperability Healthcare Interoperability Interoperability post-acute care SNF SNFsThen to the surprise and delight of the hundreds of customers in the audience, the company committed to providing the Carequality functionality free of charge.

Can Google “Restore the Joy of Caregiving”?

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It’s a sentiment I’ve heard over and over from people who think that Google or Apple could enter healthcare and finally make the software a joy. Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Alvin Rajkomar Ambient Clinical Technology EHR Documentation Google Health Healthcare Interoperability Physician EHR BurnoutThat’s quite an ambitious question.

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Hospitals Still Struggling To Share Data Effectively

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Analytics/Big Data Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Center for Connected Medicine GE Healthcare Health Data Interoperability Hospital Data Sharing Healthcare Interoperability Hospital HIE Nokia UPMCA new survey suggests that despite spending countless dollars and people-hours on the problem, hospitals and health systems are still struggling with data sharing.

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Small Wonder Providers Don’t Like Sharing Patient Data For Free. It’s Becoming Their Whole Business.

Healthcare IT Today

During the decade or so in which I’ve been following data interoperability, the cleverest people in the healthcare and technology industries have come together to make disparate systems work together effectively.

HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) To Investigate Google

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The HHS Office for Civil Rights is investigating whether Google met HIPAA requirements when it pulled together millions of patient records when working with the Ascension health system. According to a piece appearing in STAT News, Google’s “Project Nightingale” initiative focuses on analyzing personal health information in an effort to find ways to personalize the […].

Epic Partners With Health Insurer To Make Two-Way Data Exchange Possible

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Because it lines up with how they do business, health insurance companies have focused on analyzing patient care using claims data. Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT America's Health Insurance Plans Blue Cross and Blue Shield Epic Fast PATH Health Care Service Corporation Health Data Interoperability Healthcare Claims Data Payer Platform Prior Authorization