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Outgoing DirectTrust CEO David Kibbe, M.D., Talks About FHIR, Blockchain, TEFCA and Direct Standards Development

June 19, 2018  |  David Raths
article
Even though he is planning to step down this year as president and CEO of DirectTrust, the nonprofit organization that support health information exchange via the Direct message protocols, David Kibbe, M.D., has plenty of opinions to share about DirectTrust’s...

One Technology Executive on How to Bring Amazon-Style Digital Innovation to Healthcare

June 14, 2018  |  Heather Landi
article
At Providence St. Joseph Health, technology leaders and their digital innovation teams are keenly focused on leveraging technology to provide patients and consumers better access, convenience and personalization to drive ongoing engagement.

Apple to Introduce Health Records API

June 5, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Apple has announced that it will be introducing a Health Records API for developers and researchers with the goal “to create an ecosystem of apps that use health record data to better manage medications, nutrition plans, diagnosed diseases and more.”

FHIR DevDays to Provide Snapshot of Interoperability Progress on Several Fronts

June 5, 2018  |  David Raths
commentary
Wayne Kubick, HL7’s chief technology officer, gives us a preview of developments to be discussed at the upcoming FHIR DevDays meeting in Boston.

FDA Launches Medical Device Innovation Challenge to Combat Opioid Crisis

May 31, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
The FDA announced this week that it is launching an innovation challenge to spur the development of medical devices, including digital health technologies and diagnostic tests, that could provide novel solutions to detecting, treating and preventing addiction,...

Can DirectTrust Jumpstart Open API Networks and FHIR?

May 23, 2018  |  David Raths
article
During a May 21 webinar, members of DirectTrust workgroups discussed their efforts to allow for the exchange of FHIR resources using its certificate-based trust framework.

National Coordinator Donald Rucker, M.D. Assesses Progress Towards Interoperability and the Development of Open APIs

May 21, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Donald Rucker, M.D. spoke recently with Healthcare Informatics about the progress towards interoperability, a key objective of the current administration—and some of the challenges and opportunities for open-API development

HSX’s Drive Toward Innovation Spotlighted at Philadelphia HIT Summit

May 21, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
At the Philadelphia Health IT Summit, leaders from HealthShare Exchange outlined new organization strategies that include how its Market Street technology initiative is opening new avenues for innovation.

PODCAST: One-on-One with Cleveland Clinic’s Former CMIO Dr. Dave Levin

May 18, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
Dave Levin, M.D. discusses the recent pieces he has written for Healthcare Informatics, on FHIR, health IT system design, and the battle for interoperability at the VA and DoD.

ONC Names API Server Showdown Stage 2 Winner

May 18, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has named 1UpHealth as the Stage 2 winner of the “Secure API Server Showdown” challenge.

How BayCare Health System is Using HIT to Meet Patients Where They Are

May 8, 2018  |  Heather Landi
article
BayCare Health System, a 15-hospital system based in Clearwater, Fla., is moving forward on many technology fronts to enhance patient engagement and patients’ access to their medical records, as well as expand healthcare services through digital platforms.

Fitbit Strikes Deal with Google to Develop Consumer, Enterprise Health Solutions

May 3, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
Fitbit intends to use Google’s new Cloud Healthcare API to help the company integrate further into the healthcare system, such as by connecting user data with electronic medical records (EMR).

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