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How One Venture Capital Executive Sees the HIT-Fueled Future of Patient Engagement

April 19, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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John Gardner, a partner in the San Francisco-based NGP Capital venture capital firm, shares his perspectives on the role of healthcare IT in the ongoing evolution of the patient engagement concept

Could Apple be the Tech Company that Finally Brings Health Records to Patients? Why One Expert is Bullish

April 17, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Patients of 39 health systems now can see their medical records right from their iPhones. Leaders at Dignity Health, one of the organizations involved in this Apple initiative, are optimistic that this could help transform healthcare.

Be Careful How you Fan the FHIR’s of Interoperability!

April 4, 2018  |  Joe Marion
commentary
Interoperability is a hot topic, but its success can learn from prior interoperability experiences

The Chief Content Officer for a New Healthcare Conference Shares Her Perspectives on Needed Conversations in the Industry

March 23, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Constance Sjoquist, the chief content officer at HLTH, shares her perspectives on what it is that the HLTH Conference’s leaders are hoping to bring to the industry in Las Vegas in May

VA Turns to UPMC’s Shrestha to Lead Open API Pledge

March 19, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
VA has announced that Rasu Shrestha, M.D., chief innovation officer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, will lead the department’s Open Application Programming Interface (API) pledge that it announced at HIMSS18.

EXCLUSIVE: Allscripts’ CEO Paul Black on Interoperability, Cloud Technology and Bringing Machine Learning to the EHR

March 8, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Allscripts' CEO Paul Black talks about the company’s latest developments to incorporate machine learning into the EHR, interoperability efforts and how the company is helping providers and government and public health leaders address the opioid crisis.

VA Vows to Join the API Movement

March 8, 2018  |  David Raths
news
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced the launch of a “beta” version of its Lighthouse Lab, which will offer software developers access to tools for creating mobile and web applications.

HIMSS18 Day 3 Roundup: Federal HIT Leaders Outline Their Plan

March 7, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Healthcare Informatics’ editorial team breaks down what you need to know from day three of HIMSS18.

What Are Top Use Cases for a Population-Level Data API?

March 7, 2018  |  David Raths
commentary
A December 2017 meeting involving ONC identified a path for future work on a FHIR-based population-level data API.

ONC Execs Double Down on Patient-Centered Healthcare, Believe it’s “Nonsense” that Patients Aren’t Ready

March 7, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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During a briefing with health IT trade press at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas, senior officials at ONC emphasized giving patients more access to their data and putting them in greater control of their healthcare.

HIT Leaders Track Current Progress on Interoperability, and Debate the Best Way Forward

March 6, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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During the first day of the HIMSS18 conference in Las Vegas, national HIT leaders discussed the current drivers advancing interoperability in healthcare, and debated whether a great leap forward, or incremental steps, represents the best way forward.

BREAKING NEWS: At HIMSS18, CMS’s Verma Announces MyHealthEData Initiative, to Give Patients Control of their Data

March 6, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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On Tuesday morning at HIMSS18, CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced a broad new initiative to empower patients to control their health data, with encouragement and warnings for healthcare stakeholders

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