Electronic medical record interoperability is a total mess

KevinMD

Just the other day, while I was in the middle of seeing a morning schedule full of patients, I opened one patient's chart and was thrilled to see a whole bunch of new icons in Chart Review in the electronic health record that I had never seen before.

What the Hell Is Going On with Healthcare Interoperability?

Electronic Health Reporter

The article What the Hell Is Going On with Healthcare Interoperability? 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.

Blockchain Not a Cure for EHR Interoperability

Electronic Health Reporter

Much has been written about the prospect of using blockchain technology as a key component of achieving EHR interoperability. The article Blockchain Not a Cure for EHR Interoperability appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

Interoperability challenges slow down machine learning in healthcare

Mobi Health News

Current efforts to create interoperability mostly focus on clinical, not research, use cases

Listen To What Hospitals Have To Say On Interoperability

Electronic Health Reporter

The quest for interoperability as an answer – the ability to easily share health records between sites of care – has had varying levels of success. The article Listen To What Hospitals Have To Say On Interoperability appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

The interoperability 'Golden Spike'

Morning eHealth

Modest Medicare telemedicine increase — Yelp 'beats' CMS at nursing home rating

Interoperability Barriers: Achieving It In Today’s Healthcare Data Landscape

Electronic Health Reporter

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HHS Announces Next Steps In Advancing Interoperability of Health Information

Electronic Health Reporter

HHS also released a notice of funding opportunity to engage a non-profit, industry-based organization that will advance nationwide interoperability. […]. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The U.S.

Interoperability, cloud, consumerization were hot topics at HIMSS19

Mobi Health News

Patient engagement and the consumerization of health also held court this week in Orlando

FDA grants De Novo clearance to interoperable insulin pump

Mobi Health News

The Tandem Diabetes Care t:Slim X2 can work in tandem with other blood sugar management devices, or on its own

Microsoft launches Azure API for FHIR to promote cloud, interoperability

Mobi Health News

The release builds on an open-source version originally announced in November

HHS extends interoperability comment window

Morning eHealth

Will DEA rulemaking delay telemedicine medication-assisted treatment? — CMS proposals on SNFs, post-acute care

Why Best of Breed Health IT Is Currently the Better, Cheaper Route to Interoperability

Electronic Health Reporter

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Consumers – not providers – will have the power to ensure interoperability

Mobi Health News

Bettina Experton, MD, and CEO of Humetrix, talks about the history of CMS’s Blue Button project and how 53 million Americans covered by Medicare will now have access to their data through an API to ensure patient safety and interoperability

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) Explained

Perficient

FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) Specification is a standard for exchanging healthcare information electronically. Mobile API applications and FHIR are the future of interoperability and the future is here. To that end, interoperability is the cornerstone of this patient-first perspective — as an important support mechanism for the timely and effective exchange of information critical for delivering patient care, one of many reasons why FHIR is important.

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Lawmakers call for delay in implementing interoperability rules

FierceHealthIT

Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, is calling on HHS officials to consider delaying the implementation of two new interoperability rules, or at least taking a more phased-in approach, voicing concerns about the burden on providers and vendors as well as data privacy risks

Bridge Connector Raises $20 Million In 13 Months In Its Attempt To Solve Interoperability Challenges

Electronic Health Reporter

Bridge Connector, a technology company offering data-driven workflow automation to solve health IT interoperability challenges, has secured an additional $10 million in funding from Axioma Ventures. Editorial Axioma Ventures Bridge Connector David Wenger Howard Jenkins interoperability

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

Electronic Health Reporter

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Fixing the interoperability problem with data science

Mobi Health News

Attorney Matthew Fisher Discusses Proposed HHS Interoperability Rule

Electronic Health Reporter

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

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.

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

Electronic Health Reporter

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AMA: Extension Needed On Comment Period To Proposed Interoperability/Info Blocking Rules

Electronic Health Reporter

The American Medical Association delivered the following comment letter to ONC National Coordinator Donald Rucker, MD and CMS Administrator Seema Verma urging a 30-day extension to the comment periods for the two proposed federal rules regarding interoperability and information blocking.

Interoperability rules need some fine-tuning, experts tell Senate Committee

FierceHealthIT

Healthcare stakeholders agree with the direction of HHS' proposed interoperability rules but are concerned about an increased burden on providers, the timeline for implementation and risks to patient data privacy

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

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. This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By B.J.

HHS extends comment period for proposed interoperability rules

FierceHealthIT

As welcome news to many healthcare and health IT stakeholders, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday that it is extending the comment period for two proposed interoperability rules by 30 days

Interoperable artificial pancreas system reliably controls blood glucose levels in pilot trial

Mobi Health News

Researchers built a secure app-based system that runs on an unlocked smartphone and connects to glycemic control devices from multiple manufacturers

AMA and Google join forces to offer $50,000 in interoperability contest

Mobi Health News

The American Medical Association and Google have launched the AMA Health Care Interoperability and Innovation Challenge, looking for new ideas about the ways wearable devices and apps can be more effectively monitored and the data shared.

CMS's 2019 proposal makes broad strides in telehealth, interoperability, documentation

Mobi Health News

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released its new proposed Physician Fee Schedule and Qualified Payment Program updates for 2019, and the announcement includes some big strides forward in promoting digital health technology, including widened telemedicine coverage, an overhaul of documentation requirements, and a new focus on interoperability

HIMSS19: Attendees have sights set on interoperability and consumerism

FierceHealthIT

The HIMSS conference serves as a barometer of the current state of the health IT industry, and this year’s event seems strategically focused on themes around interoperability, patient engagement and consumerism

Interoperability day at the White House

Morning eHealth

HHS wants info-blocking rule just as much as you do — More dirt on the Mar-a-Lago 3

Telehealth is past the 'tipping point' – how's it doing with interoperability?

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As the American Telemedicine Association annual conference kicks off in New Orleans this week, the organization has published a white paper focused on the status of telehealth interoperability. " Continuing to sort that out will require health systems to iron out some technical challenges related to telehealth interoperability, which has some unique aspects related to patient ID, workflow, data capture, communication, regulatory issues and more.

Day 1 of ONC’s Interoperability Forum

Morning eHealth

Health IT groups antsy about info blocking rule — Meet the tech company behind ‘All of Us

Hospital group attacks new interoperability rules

Morning eHealth

Trump signs AI executive order — Apple to unroll EHR feature at VA

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HIStalk Interviews Grahame Grieve, FHIR Architect and Interoperability Consultant

HIStalk Interviews

Grahame Grieve is a principal with Health Intersections of Melbourne, Australia and was the architect-developer of HL7’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR, pronounced “fire”) specification that allows EHRs to exchange information. Are you worried that non-experts mistakenly believe that we’ve figured out interoperability because they keep hearing about FHIR and APIs? There is no easy victory to get interoperability with some kind of tick mark against it.

CHIME urges CMS, ONC to give providers 3 years to comply with interoperability rules

FierceHealthIT

Industry group CHIME is urging federal healthcare policy officials to go slow with dual interoperability and information blocking rules by first publishing interim final rules rather than final rules.

InterSystems to debut FHIR interoperability sandbox at HIMSS18

Mobi Health News

This year at HIMSS18, InterSystems will be launching a new fast healthcare interoperability resource (FHIR) sandbox, which acts as a virtual testing environment.

Insurers enter interoperability debate, to tension

Morning eHealth

Wilkie questioned — Elsewhere in Congress

Interoperability, patient matching could be fixed by smartphone apps, RAND says

Mobi Health News

Patient-mediated exchange has been championed more and more recently as one potential answer to the long-vexing problem of interoperability.

Biden takes issue with Trump administration's interoperability plans

Mobi Health News

A new commentary from former Vice President Joe Biden says interoperability roadblocks have been standing for far too long — and that the Trump administration's current plans to fix the problem are insufficient