CMS Releases Proposed Rule Expanding Health Data Interoperability Requirements For Payers

Healthcare IT Today

CMS has released a proposed rule that will require Medicaid managed care plans and other insurers offering products on the ACA Exchanges to support the sharing of patient data amongst themselves.

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.


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Interoperability and Efficient Health Data Exchange Needed Now More Than Ever

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. For as long as healthcare data has existed, so has the healthcare industry’s challenges with interoperability. The pursuit of healthcare data interoperability has been a longstanding […].

Health Data Interoperability Is No Longer An Existential Threat

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. In a public health report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the state of the U.S. public health technology was likened to “puttering along the […]. Michela patient sharing imaging data

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.

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.

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

Healthcare IT Today

I recently came across an article by Verto which identified 3 fundamental problems with interoperability and care coordination in healthcare as follows: Data Integration and Aggregation Sub-Set of the Data Relevant to a Particular Care Step Data Governance and Patient Transitions The article was spot on in identifying these problems.

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.

HHS' final interoperability rules standardize APIs for patient health data access through apps

Mobi Health News

CMS-regulated payers will begin supporting HL7 FHIR APIs next year, allowing third-party developers to include claims data and other patient health information in their apps

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HHS Finalizes Interoperability and Information Blocking Rules, Providing Patients Better Access To Their Health Data

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today finalized two transformative rules that will give patients unprecedented safe, secure access to their health data. Interoperability has been pursued by multiple administrations and numerous […]. Azar Cures Act information blocking interoperability rule Medicare Blue Button 2.0

Healthcare Interoperability Expanded Significantly In 2019 with More than 19 Billion Secure Health Data Transactions Nationwide

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Healthcare interoperability and enhanced information sharing continued to improve healthcare quality, safety and cost for U.S. The nationwide health information network processed 19.15 The article Healthcare Interoperability Expanded Significantly In 2019 with More than 19 Billion Secure Health Data Transactions Nationwide appeared first on

More Hospitals Achieving Interoperability Goals

Healthcare IT Today

New research from the ONC has found that a meaningful percentage of hospitals are engaged in data sharing, with a growing number making patient health information available from outside sources.

Are We At the End of the Healthcare Interoperability Tunnel?

Healthcare IT Today

In a recent message I got from EHNAC, they had this great image at the start of their email: Then, they had this line below it which really caught my attention: Interoperability has been an important topic in healthcare for over a decade.

Diameter Health Closes $18M Series B to Accelerate Vision to Improve Health Data Interoperability

Healthcare IT Today

This brings Diameter Health’s total funding to $30 million. “We

COVID-19 alert and warning apps to protect lives and livelihoods, says European Commission

Mobi Health News

Interoperability, Digital Health, Data and Information, TechnologyMember States and the European Commission has set up a service to allow national apps to talk to each other.

New HL7 FHIR Accelerator Project Aims to Improve Interoperability of Social Determinants of Health Data

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Health Level Seven International (HL7), the global authority for interoperability in health information technology, and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the only medical society devoted solely to primary care, are pleased to announce that the Gravity Project is now part of the HL7 FHIR Accelerator Program. Illegal copying is prohibited.


Making Healthcare Interoperability a Reality with Drew Ivan from Lyniate

Healthcare IT Today

One of the big challenges healthcare faces is sharing data between healthcare organizations who need that data. Healthcare interoperability, as we call it, has been a challenge for a long time. To better understand where healthcare interoperability […].

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

Healthcare IT Today

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Google’s Effort To Help Healthcare Organizations Meet Interoperability Standards

Healthcare IT Today

Healthcare providers are well aware that the interoperability demands imposed by the 21st Century Cures Act are barreling down the pike rapidly and will soon slam their organizations.

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

Healthcare IT Today

For quite some time, critics have rightly complained about the difficulty providers have faced exchanging data stored in Epic EHRs. That’s been the case despite Epic offering a proprietary data-sharing tool named Care Everywhere which makes some degree of patient data sharing possible.

Centene, Optum Ventures back $18M investment in Diameter Health to spur health data interoperability


Centene, Optum Ventures back $18M investment in Diameter Health to spur health data interoperability. hlandi. Fri, 12/18/2020 - 12:47

Interoperability via a Single API is Possible

Healthcare IT Today

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. If you do that too many times, however, you’ll suddenly realize you have a mess of spaghetti on your hands that will hamper future development.

Interoperability We Don’t Talk About – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 54

Healthcare IT Today

For the 54th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re going shed some light on the areas of healthcare interoperability that don’t get talked about enough. Many people in healthcare talk ad nauseum about clinical healthcare interoperability.

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. In fact, I’m sure the discussion started well before I started in health IT.

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. Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Health Data Interoperability Health Data Sharing Healthcare Interoperability HIE Interoperabilility Institute Interoperability Land Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services MiHIN

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HIPAA Enforcement Discretion for HIPAA Business Associates to Share Health Data with Public Health Organizations

Healthcare IT Today

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Variances In Clinician EHR Use Can Hold Back Interoperability Efforts

Healthcare IT Today

Unfortunately, however, these idiosyncrasies are one of the obstacles that stand in the way of better interoperability, according to an article by Corepoint Health. Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT IT Clinician EHR Documentation Variation Corepoint Health EHR Documentation EHR Interoperability Health Data Interoperability Healthcare Interoperability Interoperability Goals

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

Healthcare IT Today

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.

Health Data Unbound Virtual Conference


While there have been many events on interoperability and data sharing, what’s unique here is our focus on the BUSINESS rationale for health data sharing. • Hoarding data is not only bad for business but can be catastrophic in a crisis.

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 Survey, Many Healthcare Execs Unfamiliar With New Health Data Access And Sharing Rules

Healthcare IT Today

A new survey concludes that many health IT executives are not too familiar with new federal regulations which, among other things, require that patients have more access to their health records and forbid providers from hampering health data sharing across networks. Arguably, these results raise questions as to how seriously health execs take patient data […].

Group To Offer Health Data Access To Android Phone Users

Healthcare IT Today

In recent times, Apple has been making a number of public moves focused on getting its customers to pull their health data onto their iPhone. Using Apple’s Health app, consumers can have their health data downloaded automatically from any institution with which it has partnered. To date Apple’s list of partners stands at more than […].

Attorney Matthew Fisher Discusses Proposed HHS Interoperability Rule

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Matthew Fisher, attorney at Mirick O’Connell, a Massachusetts-based law firm, spoke to Electronic Health Reporter during HIMSS19, following the release of a new proposed rule by HHS. The article Attorney Matthew Fisher Discusses Proposed HHS Interoperability Rule appeared first on

5 Actions Hospitals Should Take Now to Prepare for Interoperability

Healthcare IT Today

Focus on interoperability for health data systems has increased recently given multiple proposed Department of Health and Human Service’s regulations addressing how health data is shared. Healthcare providers are a primary source of health data and should be aware […]. The following is a guest article by Deborah Hsieh, Chief Policy & Strategy Officer at Ciox.

Healthcare Groups Urge Changes To Proposed ONC Interoperability Rule

Healthcare IT Today

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

Why Data Interoperability Is Critical In The Fight Against The Pandemic

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. the need for longitudinal health data and interoperability have never been greater. The article Why Data Interoperability Is Critical In The Fight Against The Pandemic appeared first on Editorial big data COVID-19 Daniel Cidon healthcare interoperability NextGate patient identification

Blood-Red Tape: How Redundant Data Collection Leads to Scandal

Healthcare IT Today

Throughout the health care field, clinical and administrative staff complain about the burden of collecting data required by government regulations–often with no idea what purpose the data serves.

Dynamic Integration: Reducing Costs And Enabling Virtual Health Data Interoperability


GlobalMed recently announced that it is delivering FHIR-enabled integration to address interoperability limits between virtual care delivery solutions and other systems such as EHRs and practice management software. Telemedicine Integration and Interoperability. Introducing DIMS.


How Healthcare Data Sharing Failed Providers & Patients in the Pandemic

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Sam Dorshorst, Account Executive at Documo. COVID-19 exposed many dangerous flaws in our healthcare system, not least of which is the inability of providers to easily share life-saving information wherever and whenever it’s needed.

The Business Case for Health Data Sharing


Day-by-day, the business case for data sharing is growing stronger. In this essay, I’ll describe how COVID-19 is accelerating existing healthcare trends, how data sharing is becoming a key business strategy, and how you can learn more about these developments. Accelerating Trends Strengthen the Business Case for Data Sharing. Each of these trends strengthens the business case for data sharing.