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Information Blocking is Routine and Fairly Widespread, Survey of HIEs Finds

March 22, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
In a survey, 50 percent of HIE leaders said electronic health record (EHR) vendors "routinely" engage in information blocking, and 25 percent reported that hospitals and health systems routinely engage in business practices that interfere with...

HL7 Publishes Release 3 of FHIR Standard

March 22, 2017  |  David Raths
news
HL7 has published Release 3 of the its Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) Standard for Trial Use. The new version incorporates enhancement requests received from implementation partners, including the Argonaut Project.

Top Ten Tech Trends 2017: Slow FHIR: Will a Much-Hyped Standard Turbo-Charge Interoperability—Or Maybe Not Quite?

March 21, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
Industry leaders and experts agree that the landscape around FHIR and interoperability is one of tremendous complexity, with no black-and-white, only shades of gray.

Top Ten Tech Trends 2017: In the Current Policy Moment, Healthcare Leaders Search for Answers

March 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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For our editorial team, the value-based healthcare landscape, within the current policy moment in the U.S., was well worthy of being one of Healthcare Informatics’ Top Tech Trends this year.

Editor's Notes: Have You Experienced Your “Rite of Spring” Moment Yet in Healthcare?

March 17, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
Anyone who isn’t living in a cave knows that the current environment of healthcare and healthcare IT is one of great ferment these days. It is challenging and exciting, and the pace of change right now is absolutely bracing.

Healthcare Informatics’ Top 10 Tech Trends 2017: An Introduction

March 17, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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The editors of Healthcare Informatics have once again assembled a package of stories in which we’ve spoken to some of the most thoughtful industry leaders, and have gathered together their perspectives, to provide you with a roadmap to the future.

Eight Health IT Companies Upgrade to Second Version of EHR Developer Code of Conduct

March 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Eight electronic health record (EHR) developers, including Cerner, Epic and Allscripts, have signed on to the second iteration of the EHR Association’s EHR Developer Code of Conduct.

Survey: In Five Years, Genomic, Patient-Generated Data Will Be More Useful Than Claims Data

March 10, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
In five years, genomic data and patient-generated data will join clinical and cost data as the most useful sources of health care data, according to a survey of healthcare executives and clinical leaders.

‘Sync for Genes’ to Complement ‘Sync for Science’

March 8, 2017  |  David Raths
article
Sync for Genes will leverage FHIR infrastructure for communicating information from clinical genomic labs in a format usable across several medical settings.

Scaling Up Infrastructure for the Analytics to Support Care Management: Molina Healthcare’s View

March 5, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
IT leaders at the Long Beach, California-based Molina Healthcare saw the need to make a leap forward in terms of IT infrastructure in order to support the analytics capability that facilities population health management

Community Hospital Tackles Smart Pump-EHR Integration

March 2, 2017  |  David Raths
article
Many health systems have yet to tackle the challenge of integrating their smart pumps and EHR systems. But Union Hospital, a community hospital in Dover, Ohio, is expecting to go live with smart pump integration this spring.

GAO: HHS Needs Comprehensive Plan to Improve EHR Use in Post-Acute Settings

March 1, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Issues such as increased cost and lack of access to technology often deter the use of electronic health record (EHR) systems in post-acute care settings, such as rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities, according to a study by the U.S. Government...

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