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
April 16 has been designated National Healthcare Decisions Day to educate and empower healthcare providers and the public about the importance of advance care planning. There is a key role for health information exchanges to play.
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.
Federal efforts to promote state health information exchanges has resulted in some gains, yet adoption and use varies heavily by state and many opportunities to expand remain, according to a recent report commissioned by ONC.
The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers plans to establish a national center to improve care for high-need patients who experience poor outcomes despite extreme patterns of hospitalizations or emergency care.