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Phishing in the Stream: Unlimited Bandwidth, Driverless Cars, and the Future of Health Data

September 20, 2017  |  Dave Levin, M.D.
commentary
There is a widespread belief, misguided in my judgement, that owning your own copy of the data has intrinsic value and gives organizations competitive advantages. In contrast, APIs promote a single source of truth approach by making the data available on-demand.

PeraHealth Joins Epic’s ‘App Orchard’

September 18, 2017  |  David Raths
news
PeraHealth, a provider of predictive, real-time clinical surveillance solutions, has joined Epic’s “App Orchard,” a site where third-party developers can learn about Epic's application programming interfaces (APIs) and list their apps for Epic customers to...

The “Point-Counterpoint” to End All Point-Counterpoints in the Healthcare IT Policy World?

September 12, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
The New England Journal of Medicine hosts contrasting op-ed articles written by, on the one hand, the four most recent National Coordinators, and on the other, two outspoken industry leaders—with a surprising level of agreement on some important points

FHIR Connectathon to Target Consumer-Centered Data Exchange

September 7, 2017  |  David Raths
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The HL7 FHIR development community is focusing on consumer-centered data exchange use cases at an upcoming connectathon.

At the HIE Sector’s Conference, Dr. Rucker Emphasizes Data Access, Open APIs and Interoperability, and Value

August 28, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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On Monday morning at the opening of the SHIEC Annual Conference being held in Indianapolis, National Coordinator for Health IT Donald Rucker, M.D. urged HIE leaders forward around interoperability and data-sharing for value in healthcare

Direct and FHIR: Can They Work Hand-in-Hand?

August 14, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The DirectTrust has released a white paper that proposes how FHIR and Direct communities and technical specifications for each standard should relate to each other to offer new value.

Vendor Launches Cloud-Based EHR Designed to Support FHIR, Precision Medicine Initiative

August 3, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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drchrono Inc., a provider of electronic health record (EHR), practice management, medical billing, revenue cycle management (RCM), announced the launch of a cloud-based EHR platform enabled for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR).

Could European Data Protection Regulation Give FHIR a Boost?

July 5, 2017  |  David Raths
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The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation will introduce sweeping changes in May 2018. It could also impact the international adoption of interoperability standards such as HL7’s FHIR.

Could Apple’s Latest Venture into Health IT Disrupt the Entire Industry?

June 27, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
commentary
Apple is in talks with a multitude of healthcare stakeholders with eyes on turning your iPhone into a centralized bank for medical information.

Home Remedies for Innovation Constipation

June 26, 2017  |  Dave Levin, M.D.
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Healthcare is suffering from Innovation Constipation (IC). The signs and symptoms are everywhere with more appearing daily, and the problem is particularly acute in healthcare IT. The good news: there are home remedies for IC.

ONC Announces Final Winners of Move Health Data Forward Challenge

June 1, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced the final winners of the Move Health Data Forward Challenge.

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