Following his participation in the ONC annual meeting last week, Doug Fridsma, M.D., Ph.D., CEO of AMIA, spoke with HCI about the broad policy aims of his association at this moment in U.S. healthcare policy
In the past when I heard consultants or corporate attorneys talk about the importance of crossing all the T’s and dotting all the I’s in business associate agreements, I sometimes thought they were overstating the case. No more!
Micky Tripathi, CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, shared with me a nuanced, insightful view of the journey ahead on interoperability in healthcare—one that avoids the binary thinking so common in healthcare
Industry-leading expert Micky Tripathi of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative shares his perspectives on the promise and pitfalls of leveraging the FHIR standard for application development going forward
As part of Vermont’s State Health Care Innovation Project, state officials announced the adoption of information sharing technology PatientPing across in-state providers with the aim of better coordinating health care delivery.
The federal government continues to actively respond to the growing opioid crisis, and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) launched a new resource page highlighting health IT tools that are available to help care providers address the issue.
Major strides forward in caring for the seriously mentally ill in crisis are being facilitated by new advances taking place at the Behavioral Health Information Network of Arizona, the first statewide behavioral HIE
The 2015/2016 Best in KLAS Software and Services report, released today by Orem, Utah-based KLAS, named the top-performing companies within various market segments based on customer feedback, and once again Epic earned the ranking of number-one Overall Software...
Five major health IT vendors – athenahealth, Epic, eClinicalWorks, NextGen Healthcare and Surescripts – have signed on to be the first to implement Carequality’s framework for interoperability and data sharing principles, the organization announced Thursday.
Providers who access patient records through an electronic health information exchange (HIE) order fewer repeat X-rays, ultrasounds and other imaging tests, resulting in cost savings, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of...
Privacy protections for alcohol and drug abuse patient records need to be changed to be in harmony with the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act and to enable better coordinated care, according to a paper released this week...