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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.

KPMG Leader: “The Healthcare CIO is in a Very Tough Spot”

January 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The pressure continues to mount on healthcare CIOs. What can they do to best navigate the road ahead?

Healthcare Industry Could Save $9.4B with Full Adoption of Electronic Transactions

January 13, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The healthcare industry continues to make modest progress toward full adoption of electronic business transactions, but significant gaps remain, representing an opportunity for $9.4 billion in savings, according to new data from the 2016 CAQH Index.

Inland Empire Health Plan’s Clear-Eyed HIE Strategy

January 13, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Bradley Gilbert, M.D., CEO of the Inland Empire Health Plan, and also chairman of the board of the Inland Empire HIE, shares his perspectives on the importance of health information exchange to good care management

ONC Announces Phase 2 Winners of Consumer, Provider App Challenges

January 12, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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ONC today announced the Phase 2 winners for the Consumer Health Data Aggregator Challenge and the Provider User Experience Challenge.

ONC Releases Accenture’s Draft Guidance to Develop PGHD Policy Framework

January 12, 2017  |  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) has released for public comment a draft of a white paper identifying opportunities and challenges in the capture, use and sharing of...

FDA, IBM Watson to Explore Blockchain for Patient Data Exchange

January 11, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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IBM Watson Health is collaborating with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a research initiative aimed at defining a secure, efficient and scalable exchange of health data using blockchain technology.

Tom Price’s First Senate Hearing to Come Next Week; ONC Leadership Questions Linger

January 11, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Senate HELP Committee will hold a hearing next week for committee members to hear testimony from Rep. Tom Price, M.D., (R-GA)—President-elect Trump’s nominee to become the next U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.

The Leaders of Two California HIEs Combine to Accelerate Growth and Scope

January 11, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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On Tuesday, the leaders of the San Francisco-based Cal INDEX HIE and the San Bernardino-based Inland Empire HIE announced that they were combining forces to accelerate health information progress in the Golden State

University of Vermont Health Network Proposes Unified EHR

January 9, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The University of Vermont Medical Center has filed a certificate of need (CON) application with the state of Vermont to create a unified electronic health record (EHR) across four hospitals in the University of Vermont Health Network.

Teladoc Hits Milestone of Two Million Patient Visits

January 9, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Telehealth service vendor Teladoc announced that it passed the two million patient-visit mark back in December.

iShare Medical Achieves Accreditation as Governmental Trust Anchor

January 9, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Kansas City-based iShare Medical, an information technology and software solutions provider, has been accredited by DirectTrust as a governmental trust anchor, which qualifies the company to provide trusted exchange of medical records with 23 federal government...

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