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Healthcare’s Latest Interoperability Push

January 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal and Mark Hagland
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The concern that “real” interoperability in healthcare has yet to be accomplished is not novel. But recently, there have been developments on at least one major front that has sprung new optimism.

ONC Releases 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory

December 20, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today released the 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA).

App Demonstration at Connected Health Conference Shows Promise of FHIR

December 15, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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At the annual Connected Health Conference this week, the ONC, in partnership with leaders in the private sector, coordinated a live demonstration of apps that import health IT vendor data to allow individuals to access a consolidated list of their medications...

CommonWell, Carequality Agree to Collaborate for More Advanced Interoperability

December 14, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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CommonWell Health Alliance and Carequality have announced connectivity and collaboration efforts that will aim to provide additional health data sharing options for stakeholders.

FHIR Pilot at Regenstrief Aims to Take Data Integration to New Levels

November 17, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Developers and innovators are bullish on FHIR’s potential, as Regenstrief’s latest pilot shows, but they caution folks to temper expectations in the short-term.

New Standards Promise to Ease Burden For Measure Developers, Decision Support Rule Authors

November 16, 2016  |  David Raths
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A big shift is under way in the world of standards for electronic clinical quality measures. The HL7 FHIR standard is at the heart of a two-phase transition to new standards that seek to harmonize eCQM and clinical decision support development.

AHA Offers Interoperability Standards Recommendations to ONC

October 26, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The American Hospital Association (AHA) has offered feedback to the ONC on the agency’s draft Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) that it issued in August.

Diving into Healthcare’s Data Blocking Enigma

October 11, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A recent conversation with the notable Dr. Farzad Mostashari left me further pondering one of the core issues in health IT right now.

Survey: Most Vendors Not Prepared to Comply with Data Protection Standards

October 10, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Two thirds of healthcare industry vendors report they are not prepared to comply with HITRUST healthcare data protection standards, according to a survey by New York City-based advisory firm KPMG.

In Health Affairs Blog, DeSalvo, Washington Share Ambitions for an Interoperable Future

October 2, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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The immediate past and current National Coordinators for HIT co-author a commentary in Health Affairs online, touting the gains made in EHR adoption, and sharing thoughts on the elements needed to produce a more digitally interoperable healthcare system

HHS Announces New Funding to Advance Common Standards

September 28, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced seven recipients of two funding opportunities with the aim of improving the flow of health information.

HIE Leaders Up the Ante for “Actionable Data” at New York HIT Summit

September 28, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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During a panel discussion on health data exchange, health IT leaders in New York discussed the core challenge of making the data it gets from New York patient care organizations usable.

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