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MEDITECH to Soon Offer CommonWell Health Alliance Services to Customers

July 21, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
MEDITECH, a Westwood, Mass.-based electronic health record (EHR) vendor, has announced that it is set to offer CommonWell interoperability services early next year.

Change Healthcare Joins Blockchain Initiative Hashed Health

July 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Nashville-based Change Healthcare, one of the largest independent healthcare IT companies in the U.S., has announced that it has joined the Hashed Health consortium, a firm dedicated to realizing the potential of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies.

DoD Rolls Out Cerner EHR at Second Military Base

July 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
Naval Hospital Oak Harbor in Washington State went live with the MHS Genesis electronic health record (EHR) system from Cerner on Saturday, marking the second site to come online as part of the U.S. Department of Defense’s initial operating capacity program.

AMIA Backs Federal Health IT R&D Framework, Offers Recommendations

July 14, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
In comments submitted to the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program, AMIA applauded federal officials for developing a draft strategic framework for health IT research and development.

Health IT Now Urges FDA to Leverage PDMPs to Combat Opioid Crisis

July 13, 2017  |  Heather Landi
In a letter to U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., Health IT Now is urging the FDA to leverage health IT tools, in combination with physician education and training, to reduce instances of prescription drug and opioid abuse and...

ONC’s New Leadership Emphasizes Shifting Priorities in Media Briefing

July 11, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
During a briefing with members of the industry press today, top officials at ONC discussed the core priorities of the agency, signaling a change in focus for the health IT branch of the federal government.

Connecticut Takes Another Stab (or Two) at HIEs

July 11, 2017  |  David Raths
Connecticut, a state that has struggled to create a statewide health information exchange, may soon have two.

ONC Meetings will Establish “Trusted Exchange Framework” for Health Data

July 6, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has announced that it will host a series of three public stakeholder meetings with the aim to gather information about successful network-to-network exchange of health information.

Micky Tripathi on Surescripts’ E-Prescribing: “A Great Interoperability Success”

July 5, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Last month, Surescripts released its 2016 National Progress report. Healthcare Informatics talked to Micky Tripathi about the report’s biggest takeaways and about interoperability more broadly.

Could European Data Protection Regulation Give FHIR a Boost?

July 5, 2017  |  David Raths
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.

EHR Value Realization – Rx for Success

June 30, 2017  |  Tonya Edwards, M.D., Impact Advisors
CIOs from some of the nation’s leading healthcare institutions were asked to give some examples of how EHRs are providing value to their healthcare organizations as well as to describe some of the primary challenges and barriers for realizing value.

Two Large N.C. Health Systems to Share Medical Record Data

June 30, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
North Carolina-based Carolinas HealthCare System and Novant Health, the two largest healthcare systems in the region, are partnering to share medical record data through their respective health information exchange (HIE) systems.


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