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Vanderbilt Engineers Work on Blockchain Project for Improved Data Sharing

July 2, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Engineers at the Nashville-based Vanderbilt University attest that they have successfully developed and validated the feasibility of blockchain-based technologies for secure and confidential sharing of patient medical records.

Meditech Customer Deploys CommonWell Services Based on FHIR Specs

June 29, 2018  |  David Raths
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Alliance Community Hospital in Alliance, Ohio, which uses Meditech’s EHR platform, is applying the Argonaut Project's FHIR specifications to customers for the purpose of document exchange.

VA Plans Cerner EHR Go-Live at Three Sites by 2020; Lawmakers Call for Close Project Oversight

June 27, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to begin deployment of a new $16 billion EHR system at three sites in the Pacific Northwest—Spokane, Seattle and American Lakes, all in Washington—in October 2018 with a goal of full capability by March 2020.

Rule Roundup: Health IT Groups Respond to CMS’ Promoting Interoperability Proposal

June 27, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Health IT associations have sent in their public comments on CMS' meaningful use rebranding proposed rule, with a key focus of the remarks centering around the government’s proposal to consider interoperability as a condition of Medicare participation.

Self-Congratulation on HIE Advancement Would Be Premature at This Point

June 25, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
Even as many healthcare IT leaders are helping to facilitate major advances in health information exchange, a recent phone call with a good friend confirms that very major gaps in HIE remain, at the most basic levels

Poor Data Sharing Leads to Delays in Care, Global Survey Finds

June 25, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Healthcare providers are struggling to use the patient data that is available to them to deliver a better standard of care, and over half of consumers in a recent survey said they have experienced delays in care due to poor data sharing between healthcare...

CMS Introduces Data Element Library

June 22, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the launch of its Data Element Library (DEL), with the overarching goal to support the exchange of electronic health information.

CMS to Host Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference

June 22, 2018  |  David Raths
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will host the first Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference at the General Services Administration national headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018.

Blockchain-Supported Health Record Platform Launched in U.K.

June 20, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Guardtime, an Amsterdam-based software security company, has launched a blockchain-supported personal care record platform.

In Arizona, the Ambition of “True Care Coordination” is Being Realized

June 20, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Phoenix-based Equality Health was formed with the goal to look at addressing healthcare outcomes disparities through the lens of culture. A population health management platform is helping to accomplish that.

Outgoing DirectTrust CEO David Kibbe, M.D., Talks About FHIR, Blockchain, TEFCA and Direct Standards Development

June 19, 2018  |  David Raths
article
Even though he is planning to step down this year as president and CEO of DirectTrust, the nonprofit organization that support health information exchange via the Direct message protocols, David Kibbe, M.D., has plenty of opinions to share about DirectTrust’s...

How Providence St. Joseph Health is Moving Along on its Data Transformation Journey

June 18, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A PSJH senior executive discusses the chief data officer role, how the health system is making better use of its data, what’s new on the analytics front, and how challenging PSJH’s innovation journey has been thus far.

ONC Budget Cut by 29 Percent in FY2019 Draft Bill, NIH Gets $1.25B Boost

June 18, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The House Appropriations Committee released a draft 2019 budget for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and departments of Labor and Education that proposed slashing funding for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) by $17....

Alaska HIE Reboots With New Name, Architecture, Features

June 15, 2018  |  David Raths
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Things are changing fast for the statewide health information exchange in Alaska, with a name change, new technology architecture and additional interoperability offerings in the works.

NJ Hospital Association Invests in Opioid Tracking Tool for Hospitals

June 15, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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As opioid overdoses continue to claim more lives, the New Jersey Hospital Association and its Health Research and Educational Trust announced a $1.5 million investment in an emergency department tracking tool for hospitals statewide to better monitor opioid...

Sequoia Project Revises National Patient Matching Framework

June 14, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The nonprofit Sequoia Project, an industry advocate for nationwide interoperability, has released a revised national patient matching framework.

CMS Issues Guidance to States on Using Health IT to Fight Opioid Epidemic

June 12, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently issued guidance to state Medicaid programs emphasizing the role of health IT in addressing the opioid crisis and highlighting funding sources for telemedicine and prescription drug monitoring programs.

PODCAST: Discerning Blockchain Hype from Reality

June 12, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Blockchain is one of the hottest topics in health IT right now, and on this latest podcast, Jonathan Gordon, a partner in Alston & Bird’s technology and privacy group, dives into the opportunities and roadblocks surrounding this emerging technology.

UC San Diego Health Joins OpenNotes

June 8, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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UC San Diego Health launched capabilities to support the OpenNotes initiative this month. More than 30 percent of outpatients will have access to their doctor’s notes, with more clinics added over time, the health system said.

New York Expands ADT Alerts Statewide

June 7, 2018  |  David Raths
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The New York eHealth Collaborative has expanded Admittance, Discharge, Transfer (ADT) alerts across the state’s eight regional health information exchanges through the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY).

What are the Greatest Use Cases for Blockchain in Healthcare? New Research Explores the Possibilities

June 6, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
Greg Caressi, transformational health senior vice president, Frost & Sullivan, recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about the role that blockchain could have in precision medicine, and other top use cases for blockchain in healthcare.

Study: Health Information Exchanges Improve Care, Reduce Costs

June 5, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
An updated systematic review of recent studies of health information exchanges found evidence the HIEs reduced both the cost of healthcare and its use, according to researchers at Indiana University.

FHIR DevDays to Provide Snapshot of Interoperability Progress on Several Fronts

June 5, 2018  |  David Raths
commentary
Wayne Kubick, HL7’s chief technology officer, gives us a preview of developments to be discussed at the upcoming FHIR DevDays meeting in Boston.

Value-Based Care’s Landscape Tilt

May 31, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
article
As the healthcare landscape shifts, U.S. healthcare leaders are learning valuable lessons in how to prepare broadly to take on financial risk in contracts with the public and private purchasers and payers of healthcare, and how to engage and align physicians.

In the New Healthcare, Payers and Providers Look to Redefine Quality

May 30, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The pressure is mounting on providers to deliver better outcomes. But moving forward, federal leaders must strike a balance between being able to measure outcomes while not overburdening patient caregivers even more.

A Cloudy HIT Policy Picture is Beginning to Clear Up

May 29, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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At this time last year, healthcare stakeholders were filled with uncertainty, as the future of healthcare policy remained very much in limbo. But in the past several months, an air of stability has presented itself.

Industry Organizations Praise Senate Passage of VA Mission Act

May 24, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed, by a vote of 92-5, a major Veterans Affairs (VA) reform bill that includes health IT-related provisions to improve health data exchange between VA healthcare providers and community care providers.

At the Health IT Summit in Philadelphia, Industry Experts Agree: Blockchain Is in its Infancy in Healthcare

May 23, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
article
A robust discussion was held at the Health IT Summit in Philadelphia on Tuesday, with industry experts parsing the challenges and potential of blockchain—including its lack of data security

Healthcare’s Patient Access Problem is Big—But There's a Fix

May 23, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
commentary
There is significant potential for health IT to prove beneficial in medical record access and cut the exorbitant costs that patients are currently paying for their health data.

Can DirectTrust Jumpstart Open API Networks and FHIR?

May 23, 2018  |  David Raths
article
During a May 21 webinar, members of DirectTrust workgroups discussed their efforts to allow for the exchange of FHIR resources using its certificate-based trust framework.

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