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Top Ten Tech Trends 2017: For Imaging Informatics, Focus on Value Puts Emphasis on Analytics, Interoperability

March 24, 2017  |  David Raths
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Imaging informatics has traditionally been siloed from other areas of healthcare IT, but many of the exciting developments today promise to link imaging more closely to the heart of the health system.

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

March 21, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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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.

Live from HIMSS17: Allscripts CEO Paul Black Says Congressional Spotlight on Data Blocking Has "Changed Business Practices Overnight"

February 23, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In an exclusive interview with Healthcare Informatics, Paul Black dishes on interoperability, the EHR market, and what's in Allscripts' near-term pipeline

CommonWell to Expand Services as Members Commit to Build APIs

February 15, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The CommonWell Health Alliance has announced that 14 of its members have committed to building new application programming interfaces (APIs) that will complement existing services that the Alliance already offers.

The Industrialization of Health IT

January 30, 2017  |  Dave Levin, M.D.
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A colleague recently made the case to me that APIs are revolutionizing healthcare in the same way that the adoption of interchangeable parts transformed manufacturing, economies and the world. It’s a brilliant analogy.

Ability Network Launches New FHIR-Based API for Early Adopters

January 26, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Minneapolis-based health IT company Ability Network has announced the launch of an early adopter program for its new FHIR-based API.

Healthcare’s Latest Interoperability Push

January 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal and Mark Hagland
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The concern that “real” interoperability in healthcare has yet to be accomplished is not novel. But recently, there have been developments on at least one major front that has sprung new optimism.

ONC Releases 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory

December 20, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today released the 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA).

App Demonstration at Connected Health Conference Shows Promise of FHIR

December 15, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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At the annual Connected Health Conference this week, the ONC, in partnership with leaders in the private sector, coordinated a live demonstration of apps that import health IT vendor data to allow individuals to access a consolidated list of their medications...

CommonWell, Carequality Agree to Collaborate for More Advanced Interoperability

December 14, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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CommonWell Health Alliance and Carequality have announced connectivity and collaboration efforts that will aim to provide additional health data sharing options for stakeholders.

FHIR Pilot at Regenstrief Aims to Take Data Integration to New Levels

November 17, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Developers and innovators are bullish on FHIR’s potential, as Regenstrief’s latest pilot shows, but they caution folks to temper expectations in the short-term.

New Standards Promise to Ease Burden For Measure Developers, Decision Support Rule Authors

November 16, 2016  |  David Raths
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A big shift is under way in the world of standards for electronic clinical quality measures. The HL7 FHIR standard is at the heart of a two-phase transition to new standards that seek to harmonize eCQM and clinical decision support development.

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