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In the Pursuit of Precision Medicine and Value-Based Care: Are They Dual, Yet Synergistic Goals?

April 26, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Precision medicine often is approached as a research endeavor, while value-based care transformation is framed as an operational initiative. However, one bioinformatics thought-leader asserts they are highly synergistic and, at their core, data-centric issues.

The Sequoia Project Touts Interoperability Growth in Fifth Year

April 26, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The Sequoia Project is celebrating its fifth anniversary this month by announcing that its various interoperability initiatives have grown by health organization participants, by geographic reach, and by the sheer number of health records exchanged electronically.

Partners HealthCare, Persistent Systems Collaborate on Digital Platform for Clinical Care

April 25, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Boston-based Partners HealthCare has announced a strategic collaboration with Persistent Systems to develop a new industry-wide open-source platform with the goal of bringing digital transformation to clinical care.

AHIMA Calls on Congress to Maintain Health IT Funding in 21st Century Cures

April 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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In a letter to Congressional leaders, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) voiced its concern about the need to continue to fund critical health IT initiatives that were advanced last year with the passage on the 21st Century Cures Act...

Interoperability: Are Patients Falling Through the Cracks?

April 21, 2017  |  M. Maxwell Stroud, Lead Consultant, Galen Healthcare Solutions
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When we in the industry discuss the concept of interoperability, we are most often talking about it from the perspective of a healthcare organization. We rarely, if ever, talk to patients about their data needs.

Connected, but Not Aligned

April 20, 2017  |  Glenn Pearson
commentary
Technology is everywhere, but up until fairly recently, there has been little effort to try to align resources or data definitions to provide seamless communication and, therefore, streamlined care.

VA Awards Leidos $29 Million Health Data Contract

April 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Reston, Va.-based Leidos has been awarded a $29 million contract by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to modernize the department’s information technology (IT) infrastructure.

Black Book: Cerner Best Suited to Replace VA’s VistA EHR System

April 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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With the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intending to replace its antiquated EHR system with a commercial product, a new Black Book survey has revealed that Cerner would be the health IT vendor best up to the task.

HL7 Publishes Domain Analysis Model for Clinical Sequencing

April 11, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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HL7, the organization that’s home to the FHIR standard, has announced the first publication of a domain analysis model for clinical sequencing which captures precision medicine’s use cases to facilitate interoperability of genetic and genomic data.

As HHS Turns to the Seasoned Donald Rucker, Health IT Leaders Breathe a Sigh of Relief

April 10, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Industry experts and leaders have not made secret their praise for the reported next head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).

HIMSS, Other Stakeholders Urge Congress to Address Barriers to Patient Data Matching

April 10, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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In a letter to House and Senate Appropriators, the Chicago-based Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), along with 25 other healthcare organizations, is urging the inclusion of report language to accompany the FY18 Labor-HHS spending bill...

Center for Medical Interoperability Opens Headquarters in Nashville

April 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The Center for Medical Interoperability officially opened its headquarters this week and launched a testing and certification laboratory with the aim of improving patient safety and care.

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