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Culver Stepping Down as CEO of Maine HIE

September 21, 2017  |  David Raths
news
Devore Culver, a well-known executive in health information exchange circles, is retiring from his position as CEO of Maine’s HIE, HealthInfoNet, after 11 years there. He will continue to serve as a senior consultant to the HIE.

Blockchain in Healthcare: Will You Lead or Follow?

September 20, 2017  |  Hillary Ross, Witt/Kieffer
article
Healthcare has and will continue to look at and learn from other industries about the advantages and lessons learned from the use of blockchain. While blockchain may have originated in the finance world, its attributes have applicability in healthcare.

ONC Seeking Feedback on Interoperability Standards Advisory

September 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
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.

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

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

Survey: 1 in 3 Healthcare Consumers Lack Easy Access to Medical Records

September 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
A survey of more than 1,100 healthcare consumers found that 97 percent across all age and gender demographics are familiar with cloud technology, yet 31 percent cannot easily access their medical records and only half of those can access medical records online...

In Washington State, a Community Hospital Changes its Mobile Landscape for Clinicians

September 18, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
Leaders at UW Medicine Valley Medical Center in Renton, Washington, have implemented new technology and processes to improve communication among physicians and nurses

PeraHealth Joins Epic’s ‘App Orchard’

September 18, 2017  |  David Raths
news
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...

Health IT Expert Tripathi Digs Deep on Impact of Epic’s Share Everywhere Release

September 15, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
Micky Tripathi, Ph.D., discussed the impact of the Epic interoperability news, what’s specifically unique about it, and more wide-ranging interoperability issues at hand.

Epic’s Faulkner on New Share Everywhere Solution: “Putting Interoperability Control in Hands of Patients”

September 14, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal and Mark Hagland
article
Epic Systems has announced a new solution that aims to allow patients to grant access to their data to any providers who have internet access—even if they don’t have EHRs.

HL7 Announces New Board Members, Fellows

September 13, 2017  |  David Raths
news
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...

Skilled Nursing Facilities Lag Acute Care Settings in EHR Adoption, HIE Use

September 11, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
According to data from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), a majority (64 percent) of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) used an electronic health record system in 2016, and 18 percent used both an EHR and a state or regional health...

Senate Appropriations Bill Calls for Boost in NIH Funding

September 8, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The Senate Committee on Appropriations has approved a 2018 budget bill that aims to push forward investments in the National Institutes of Health (NIH)—an agency which President Trump previously hoped to cut funding from.

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