The New Health Information Exchange from Cloudticity: NLP, Catalogs, and Standards

Healthcare IT Today

Rapid exchange of patient data is crucial not only for coordinating care, but for research and public health.

HHS Proposes New Rules to Improve the Interoperability of Electronic Health Information

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today proposed new rules to support seamless and secure access, exchange and use of electronic health information. The rules, issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), would increase choice and competition […].

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HHS Announces Next Steps In Advancing Interoperability of Health Information

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today issued for public comment draft two of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) that will support the full, network-to-network exchange of health information nationally. HHS also released a notice of funding opportunity to engage a non-profit, industry-based organization that will advance nationwide interoperability. […].

HHS Extends Comment Period For Proposed Rules To Improve the Interoperability of Electronic Health Information

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it is extending the public comment period by 30 days for two proposed regulations aimed at promoting the interoperability of health information technology (health IT) and enabling patients to electronically access their health information. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS

HHS STAR HIE Program Funds 5 Organizations To Improve Interoperability

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The article HHS STAR HIE Program Funds 5 Organizations To Improve Interoperability appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Illegal copying is prohibited. The U.S.

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ONC Awards The Sequoia Project a Cooperative Agreement for the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement to Support Advancing Nationwide Interoperability of Electronic Health Information

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announces that The Sequoia Project has been awarded a cooperative agreement to serve as the Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE). Illegal copying is prohibited.

What the Hell Is Going On with Healthcare Interoperability?

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) filed its annual year-end report to Congress at the start of 2019. The 22-page report summarized nationwide trends in health information exchange in 2018, including the adoption of EHRs and other technologies that support electronic access to patient information. The article What the Hell Is Going On with Healthcare Interoperability?

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.

IHE whitepaper on Health Information Exchange models

Healthcare Exchange Standards

One of the most significant applications of healthcare information technology is the exchange of health information among disparate clinical information systems and otherwise unaffiliated care providers. Across the world, various communities have developed or are developing methods for exchanging health information among healthcare providers, patients, and other authorized parties.

Many Healthcare Organizations Aren’t Prepared for Interoperability Requirements

Healthcare IT Today

healthcare system, healthcare organizations were struggling to prepare for the new set of rules that would codify demands that they make patient health information freely available. Even before the pandemic overwhelmed the U.S.

Key Takeaways From CMS/ONC Officials Regarding New Interoperability Proposed Rule

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Following the release of its proposed new rules designed to improve the interoperability of electronic health information, members of leadership from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted a call to provide additional detail about the proposed rule, and to answer questions from the media. Hargan information blocking interoperability patient health information Seema Verma

InterSystems Selected as Primary Technology Partner for Nation’s Longest Standing Public-Private Health Information Network

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. InterSystems announces it has been selected by the eHealth Exchange, the largest nationwide health information network connecting the public and private sectors, as the technology partner powering the network’s latest expansion plans. The network will implement InterSystems HealthShare suite of connected health solutions to help deliver the initial enhancements.

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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The Importance of a Nursing Data Framework To Achieve Consistent Quality In Health Information Exchange

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The article The Importance of a Nursing Data Framework To Achieve Consistent Quality In Health Information Exchange appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial AI CCC system Crossing the Quality Chasm Dr. Luann Whittenburg ealth Information Exchange HIEs interoperabilityIllegal copying is prohibited. By Dr. Luann Whittenburg, PhD, RN, FAAN.

Statements from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Interoperability Flexibilities amid the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in conjunction with the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced a policy of enforcement discretion […]. Editorial CMS Administrator COVID-19 Don Rucker healthcare interoperability delay interoperability delay National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Seema Verma

Global collaboration on digital health efforts now can promote interoperability in the future

Mobi Health News

Don Rucker, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, discusses his work with the Global Digital Health Partnership initative.

Understanding Interoperability Final Rules for Patients, Hospitals, and Clinicians

Perficient

The interoperability provisions grant patients more power over their care and access to key information. For Hospitals and Clinicians: Efficient and Inexpensive Patient Data Requests: Easily provide patients with access to their information in a fully automated, cost-effective manner.

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.

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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Global collaboration on digital health efforts now can curb interoperability in the future

Mobi Health News

Don Rucker, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, discusses his work with the Global Digital Health Partnership initative.

DirectTrust Announces Second Annual Summit; Speakers Sought

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. DirectTrust also announced its call for speaker proposals is now open to health information industry experts interested in speaking at the Summit. Editorial DirectTrust Summit health information exchange interoperability protected health informationIllegal copying is prohibited.

Health IT and Vegas: Made for Each Other

Digital Health

I was in Las Vegas at HIMSS this last week, which, for the uninitiated, is a veritable orgy of health information technology (HIT). Digital Health Healthcare Information Technology Innovation Uncategorized AI blockchain Groundhog Day health information technology health IT health IT adoption HIMSS 2018 HIT buzzword bingo interoperability telemedicine

Finalized Interoperability Rules Hold Health IT Developers Accountable, Sparking Demand for Innovative EHR Browser Extensions

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently finalized a new rule to support seamless and secure access, exchange and use of electronic health information (EHI). […]. The article Finalized Interoperability Rules Hold Health IT Developers Accountable, Sparking Demand for Innovative EHR Browser Extensions appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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.

Interoperability: The Key To Enhanced Care and Becoming A Preferred Provider

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Interoperability, as it was envisioned, should be built on transparency and connectivity, allowing a patient’s critical health information to be easily accessible, regardless of where treatment is being administered. The article Interoperability: The Key To Enhanced Care and Becoming A Preferred Provider appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

AHIMA and Provider Groups Call for Enhanced Security and Clarification On Information Blocking Rule

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) sent a joint letter to Congressional leaders today voicing concerns that certain provisions of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC’s) recent 21st Century Cures Act (Cures) proposed rule on information blocking jeopardizes goals to foster a healthcare system that is interoperable, patient-engaged and […].

Interoperability & Healthcare – the Role of Telehealth

Health Recovery Solutions

In the age of the digital health revolution, providers now more than ever are being faced with the decision of whether to incorporate technology solutions to aide, scale, and compliment their market strategies for patient care. The pillar of interoperability is the stream of workflows, patient data, and other necessary information through software and data integrations. EMR cost savings care continuum interoperability

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.

From Testing to Immunization, Accurate and Consistent Patient Identification is Critical for Managing COVID-19

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Andy Aroditis, CEO, NextGate. The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to accelerate across the United States, with record-breaking infection rates and a tragically high death count.

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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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Understanding the Difference Between Telemedicine Integration and Interoperability

GlobalMed

This scenario has become the standard in today’s virtual health programs. But this kind of integration isn’t complete and it definitely doesn’t enable interoperability. And when it comes to running a robust and clinically responsible telemedicine program , interoperability is vital.

Understanding the Difference Between Telemedicine Integration and Interoperability

GlobalMed

Introducing GlobalMed’s New Interoperability Tools. This scenario has become the standard in today’s virtual health programs. But this kind of integration isn’t complete and it definitely doesn’t enable interoperability.

Healthcare Interoperability with Perficient and Red Hat [Webinar]

Perficient

In 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology released the CMS Final Rule , which puts patients first by giving them access to their health information when they need it, in a way they can best use it.

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Revenue Cycle Management and Telehealth—What Are the Challenges?

Healthcare IT Today

The following us a guest article by Khalid Al-Maskari, CEO and Founder, Health Information Management Systems. Now that COVID-19 has triggered an explosion of telehealth, more clinics are recognizing virtual patient care as an essential aspect of the integrated care model.

KeyHIE, Life Image Implement FHIR-Based Imaging App To Share Diagnostic Content In Provider Portal

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The Keystone Health Information Exchange (KeyHIE), a network of more than 350 healthcare facilities, announced that it recently launched an innovative new tool that allows physicians to share medical images and associated reports to enable better care coordination, provide important clinical context for diagnostic interpretations, and improve outcomes.

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Changing Priorities of Next Generation HIEs

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Dr. Chris Hobson, chief medical officer, Orion Health. For nearly a decade, Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) have been looking for their long-term sustainable business model. Editorial Dr. Chris Hobson Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) interoperability Orion Health Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA

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What’s Next for Health? HIMSS19 Sets the Stage

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. HIMSS today shared insights on what’s next in health on the heels of the HIMSS19 Global Conference & Exhibition. The article What’s Next for Health? Editorial HIMSS19 interoperability Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

The New Stories Data Can Tell

Healthcare IT Today

In order to make the best possible decision during a crisis, healthcare leaders need reliable, up-to-date information delivered quickly. Delays and inaccuracies in getting that information can mean lives lost.

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

Healthcare IT Today

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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