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Innovator Awards Program 2018: Semifinalists

February 19, 2018  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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We at Healthcare Informatics were ecstatic with the exceptional quality of the submissions we received from innovating patient care organizations across the U.S. Here are the 14 teams in the Provider Division that received semifinalist status this year.

Apple Confirms “Health Records” Solution with Aim to Bring Medical Records to iPhone

January 24, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In breaking digital health news today, Apple has announced that it is launching a feature that will allow consumers to see their medical records right on their iPhone.

CIO Survey: FHIR is a Potential Game Changer, Blockchain Overhyped

January 23, 2018  | 
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Half of surveyed CIOs cited HL7’s FHIR as the technology with the most potential to make a tangible, positive impact in the next two years, while almost half of respondents view blockchain as the most overhyped emerging technology right now.

Health Sciences South Carolina Wins ‘Best in Show’ at FHIR Applications Roundtable

January 18, 2018  |  David Raths
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At the HL7 FHIR Applications Roundtable held in New Orleans in December, Health Sciences South Carolina (HSSC) was voted Best in Show for its clinical data repository for South Carolina hospitals.

Seven Healthcare Predictions for 2018

January 4, 2018  |  Dave Levin, M.D.
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As we start off 2018, let’s dust off the crystal ball and make some healthcare predictions. What can you expect for healthcare this year? Here are my seven predictions for the coming year.

Trouble Getting HIE Data in the ED? Maybe You Need a FHIR HIEdrant

November 14, 2017  |  David Raths
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A new SMART on FHIR app retrieves HIE data and integrates it in the clinical workflow in the emergency department EHR.

Cedars-Sinai Leaders Articulate their Case for their Healthcare Solutions Accelerator Initiative

November 10, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Beverly Hills, senior leaders from the Cedars-Sinai health system shared the journey around their development of an accelerator program, designed to help bring forward solutions to improve patient care and operations

HHS will Host Opioid Symposium and Code-a-Thon

October 26, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) will host an Opioid Symposium and Code-a-Thon Dec. 6 and 7 to promote and employ innovative ways to leverage technology and data to address the nationwide opioid...

ONC Announces Secure API Server Showdown Challenge

October 11, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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ONC has announced a new challenge that will invite interested stakeholders to build secure FHIR servers using current industry standards and best practices.

The Implications for HIT Leaders of Accelerating Market Consolidation? There Are Many

September 27, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Two new analyses of U.S. healthcare market concentration hold many implications for CIOs, CISOs, CTOs, CMIOs and other healthcare IT leaders, in terms of supporting usability, interoperability, and data security

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

September 20, 2017  |  Dave Levin, M.D.
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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
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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...

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