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 […].

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.

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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. Without a doubt, respondents are still interested in fostering health data sharing.

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 […]. The article Health Data Interoperability Is No Longer An Existential Threat appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial healthcare interoperability Life Image Matthew A. Michela patient sharing imaging dat

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.

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

Healthcare IT Today

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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 electronichealthreporter.com.

Health Data Unbound Virtual Conference

E-CareManagement

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.

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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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.

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.

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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. Though the data goes back a couple of years, it’s still a worthwhile look at where data sharing trends are among hospitals.

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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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 […]. However, we’ve known that it is much less of a technical challenge and more of a business challenge.

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. 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

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.

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 […].

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

Healthcare IT Today

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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 electronichealthreporter.com.

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

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.

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 electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial big data COVID-19 Daniel Cidon healthcare interoperability NextGate patient identification

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 […].

Dynamic Integration: Reducing Costs And Enabling Virtual Health Data Interoperability

GlobalMed

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. With FHIR-enabled integration powered by DIMS, data collected during a virtual care encounter is no longer siloed between healthcare delivery ecosystems. Telemedicine Integration and Interoperability. Introducing DIMS.

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Are You Ready for CMS 21st Century Cures Act Notification Requirements?

Healthcare IT Today

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AHIMA19 Celebrated Innovation and Global Impact At the Annual Conference

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Wylecia Wiggs Harris, CEO, American Health Information Management Association. At the AHIMA19: Health Data and Information Conference, leaders in health information management (HIM) shared innovations in healthcare and addressed issues affecting patient access to their health records including the privacy, accuracy and interoperability of that information.

New Series on THCB — The Health Data Goldilocks Dilemma: Privacy? Sharing? Both?

E-CareManagement

She was a wise girl who was aware that there was great value in health data. Goldilocks learned that there are risks of TOO LITTLE health data being shared: That she and her care providers would not have the best information for clinical decision making. That next generation technologies, which rely on vast quantities of data (e.g., She also learned that there are risks of TOO MUCH health data being shared: That her privacy and personal safety could be violated.

Survey Points to Payer, Provider Differences In Health Data Strategies, But Also Much Common Ground

Healthcare IT Today

Results from a new healthcare industry survey suggest that while payers and providers are somewhat at odds when it comes to data management, their strategies still have much in common. The survey in question was sponsored by Change Healthcare and the HealthCare Executive Group conducted by InsightDynamo. It draws on responses from 445 healthcare leaders […].

HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) To Investigate Google

Healthcare IT Today

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 […].

Implementing A Healthcare Data Platform To Promote High-Value Care

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The article Implementing A Healthcare Data Platform To Promote High-Value Care appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial COVID-19 Dr. David Nance health data management platforms healthcare interoperability Innovaccer Mike SuttenIllegal copying is prohibited. By Mike Sutten, chief technology officer, and Dr. David Nace, chief medical officer, Innovaccer.

Why Information Sharing and Accelerating Response Times Are Critical During a Crisis

Healthcare IT Today

Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Security and Privacy Baffle Harold Byun Health Data Privacy Health Data Sharing Healthcare Crisis Healthcare Interoperability Population HealthThe following is a guest article by Harold Byun, Vice President at Baffle.

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

Healthcare IT Today

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.

PointClickCare Makes Surprise Carequality Announcement

Healthcare IT Today

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

Kno2 On Demand Record Retrieval from Carequality and CommonWell for Free

Healthcare IT Today

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).

Consumers’ Embrace of Digital Health Tech Stalls, and Privacy Concerns Prevail – Accenture’s 2020 Research

Health Populi

Millions of dollars and developers’ time have been invested in conceiving and making digital health tools. Yet with that bullish supply side of digital health, there was a marked decline in peoples’ use of them in the past two years, found by Accenture in their latest health consumer survey, Digital is Transforming Health, So Why is Consumer Adoption Stalling? Use of mobile apps to track personal health activity fell from nearly 1 in 2 consumers to 1 in 3.

Hospitals Still Struggling To Share Data Effectively

Healthcare IT Today

A new survey suggests that despite spending countless dollars and people-hours on the problem, hospitals and health systems are still struggling with data sharing. 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 UPMC

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Understanding the Difference Between Telemedicine Integration and Interoperability

GlobalMed

It sounds so efficient; you envision clinical data and PHI flowing between different facilities and systems. The data exchange you expected – and need – isn’t an option. This scenario has become the standard in today’s virtual health programs.