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The CEO of Indiana’s Statewide HIE Sees Complexity in the Push for Interoperability

October 10, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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John Kansky, president and CEO of the Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE), offers his perspectives on the complex challenges ahead in achieving true interoperability in health information exchange

UHIN, Utah’s Statewide HIE, Pushes the Envelope on Interoperability

October 2, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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UHIN, the Utah Health Information Network, that Utah’s statewide HIE, is moving forward quickly to connect payers, providers, public health, and patients, across Utah and beyond—with documented results

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

Health IT Stakeholders Have Different Takes on Changes to EHR Certification Program

September 25, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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While many health IT vendors support the regulatory revisions that ONC announced last week, some health IT associations say a robust oversight process is necessary to hold vendors accountable and are concerned about the potential impact on patient safety.

ONC Seeking Feedback on Interoperability Standards Advisory

September 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) is seeking comment on the Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) in advance of the 2018 Reference Edition publication.

HL7 Announces New Board Members, Fellows

September 13, 2017  |  David Raths
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At its 31st Annual Plenary and Working Group Meeting in San Diego this week, HL7 International added members to its Board of Directors and Technical Steering Committee. It also announced the 2017 HL7 Fellows and the 2017 recipients of the its Volunteer of the...

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

HIMSS Arranges a Roundtable Discussion on Cybersecurity

September 11, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Following up on the recent release of their cybersecurity report, HIMSS leaders arranged for a roundtable-style discussion between HIMSS senior director of health IS Rod Piechowski, and reporters

CHIME, DirectTrust Partner with Goal of Universal HIE Network

August 30, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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CHIME and DirectTrust have announced they are collaborating to promote the universal deployment of the DirectTrust framework and health information exchange (HIE) network as the common electronic interface for health data exchange across the U.S.

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

Pew Calls for ONC to Prioritize Patient Matching, Data Standardization

August 28, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Pew Charitable Trusts wrote to National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Don Rucker, M.D., asking ONC to prioritize two critical aspects of interoperability – patient matching and data standards – as ONC develops a trusted exchange framework to...

EHR Vendors Urge ONC to Build on Existing Standards for Exchange Framework

August 24, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA), which represents 30 electronic health record (EHR) companies, urged the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) to build on existing standards and technology for interoperability, rather than...

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