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.

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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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.

Why COVID-19 is a Breakout Moment for HIEs

Healthcare IT Today

The COVID-19 crisis has exposed a painful number of deficiencies in our nation’s healthcare system, including just how severe the lack of an interconnected health infrastructure has hampered response efforts. Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System COVID-19 COVID-19 Interoperability Daniel Cidon Healthcare Interoperability HIEs NextGate PDMP

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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.

Top 10 Healthcare IT News stories of 2020

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

– and the wherewithal of the information systems and digital data that keep them running – been put to the test quite like it was in 2020. In the meantime, here are some of the most-read Healthcare IT News stories of 2020 so far.

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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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.

Hospitals Still Struggling To Share Data Effectively

Healthcare IT Today

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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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. Omni-HealthData, from Information Builders recently introduced enhanced capabilities to make it even easier for healthcare providers to get a single, high-quality view of patients, physicians […]. Delays and inaccuracies in getting that information can mean lives lost.

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

Electronic Health Reporter

healthcare sector, nurses have indisputably demonstrated an ability to improve healthcare outcomes. We are just beginning to utilize Healthcare IT data and AI to improve patient outcomes. Editorial AI CCC system Crossing the Quality Chasm Dr. Luann Whittenburg ealth Information Exchange HIEs interoperabilityThis article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Dr. Luann Whittenburg, PhD, RN, FAAN.

Blockchain in Healthcare: A Vehicle Towards Digital Health 2.0?

The Digital Health Corner

My goal is to continue writing as it is something I truly love to do. It is “an open, distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way” [8] . The transparency, accuracy and efficiency of blockchain technology have made it attractive for its adoption by Wall Street. now that it has entered the digital world (albeit tepidly) via EHRs and IT support.

Who will regulate mHealth? Patient Engagement at Crossroads; New Alliance Takes On Interoperability

Chilmark Research

As we’ve reported in a previous post , HIMSS13 afforded enormous buzz and less enlightenment regarding the state of health IT, particularly the four key areas we see as essential to this industry making a true difference in patient care. Enter Happtique and its Health App Certification Program. However, as both regulator and marketplace for many of the apps that it regulates, Happtique could end up in a very sticky situation.

The The Five Biggest Areas of Opportunity for Digital Health

The Digital Health Corner

Digital health is unquestionably becoming part of healthcare lexicon and fabric. The entrepreneurial enthusiasm for the healthcare space is evident by the volume of digital health incubators , medical school innovation centers, and angel investors. Though there has been significant sector investment, the road to success of adoption in the healthcare enterprise has been challenging. This should not however translate to “take my word for it” is all you need. Bring it!

Blockchain and The Future of Data Security


The two most commonly cited examples of how blockchain can be an assistance in healthcare are data interoperability and unlimited security. This efficient system of security and efficiency could be referred to as the Holy Grail of a consistent and precise health record by securing data, as it’s being exchanged among organizations for various clinicians across the spectrum. The post Blockchain and The Future of Data Security appeared first on Healthcare.

All my HIMSS coverage in one place

Meaningful HIT News

It’s a nice mix of news, features, analysis and commentary. Google Glass startup expecting third healthcare client in less than 6 months (Feb. DeSalvo: True EHR interoperability – and a national HIE – is possible by 2017 (Feb. Interoperability Showcase uses car crash to show how connected data really can improve patient care (March 5). The last of my 10 MedCity News stories from HIMSS14 has been posted.

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HIMSS CEO: How to capitalize on an 'exponential growth' in digital innovation

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

But looking ahead, it's worth taking stock of what lasting digital health changes might emerge from this ongoing crisis. As Wolf sees it, there are some big imperatives. They may not have had the culture quite ready for it. And it's been a very busy time for us."

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By 2020, 1-in-5 Healthcare organisations will adopt Blockchain says new IDC report

Lloyd Price

Blockchain lets the healthcare industry exchange data in a standard format, automate complex processes and apply AI against large silos of medical data. It might even allow patients to sell their data for rewards. While the financial services and shipping industries have been quick to deploy blockchain, the healthcare industry could soon follow their lead as it looks to increase efficiency and security, reduce costs and expand services with the distributed ledger technology.

How far away is Healthcare from a platform-dominated Digital business model?

Lloyd Price

So, how far away is healthcare from a platform-dominated digital business model? Over the past few years, several healthcare focused cloud-based digital platforms – or health clouds - have been announced by big tech firms such as Salesforce, Microsoft, and Google. In a recent conversation on my podcast, John Sculley, former CEO of Apple, stated that platform technologies have revolutionized industry after industry with one big exception – healthcare.

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