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Allscripts Touts 1 Billion API Shares in 2017

December 11, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Officials from Chicago-based health IT vendor Allscripts have attested that the company has reached a new milestone— one billion application programming interface (API) data exchange transactions in 2017.

Carequality Interoperability Framework Now Connects 50% of U.S. Providers

December 5, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
More than 50 percent of U.S. healthcare providers are connected through the Carequality interoperability framework, officials of The Sequoia Project said this week.

With Pilots Done, What’s Next for Sync for Genes?

December 1, 2017  |  David Raths
Sync for Genes was established to expedite the use of standards to enable patients’ ability to share their genomics information. What did pilot projects find?

AMIA Urges ONC to Support New Testing Infrastructure for HIT Standards

November 29, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), in comments submitted to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), is urging the government to support a more robust, modern testing infrastructure for health IT standards.

Halamka Named Editor of Blockchain Journal

November 28, 2017  |  David Raths
John Halamka, M.D., CIO of the Beth Israel Deaconess System has been named editor-in-chief of a new online, peer-review journal called Blockchain in Healthcare Today.

Will Digital Pathology Finally Join Radiology in the New Digital Healthcare?

November 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
The recent publication of a peer-reviewed article has opened the door to the widespread use of digital pathology for diagnosis, pointing to the broad inclusion of digital pathology images into enterprise-wide digital archives.

CHIME’s Leaders Suspend National Patient ID Initiative

November 15, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
The leaders of CHIME, the College of Healthcare Information Management, announced on Wednesday that they were suspending the national patient ID initiative begun nearly two years ago, citing a lack of results

ONC Names Patient Matching Algorithm Challenge Winners

November 8, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today announced the winners of the federal agency’s Patient Matching Algorithm Challenge.

Lawmakers Move to Strengthen Congress’ Oversight of VA’s EHR Implementation

November 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
A group of bipartisan lawmakers from the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs introduced legislation last week to give Congress additional oversight to monitor the VA's transition to its new Cerner EHR system.

Health2047 Spins Out New Company Focused on Healthcare Data Sharing

November 1, 2017  |  Heather Landi
Silicon Valley-based Health2047 Inc., an integrated innovation company funded by the American Medical Association (AMA), is spinning out a separate entity called Health2047 SwitchCo, Inc.

IHIE’s Charles Christian Urges CIOs to Think Differently about Interoperability

November 1, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
A senior leader of the Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE) said at the CHIME Fall CIO Forum that much of the health IT industry is thinking about interoperability in the wrong way.

During Senate Hearing, ONC, CMS Leaders Report on Progress Implementing HIT Provisions in Cures Act

November 1, 2017  |  Heather Landi
During a Senate HELP committee hearing Tuesday, Senate leaders pressed ONC, CMS and OIG leaders on the progress being made to implement the health IT provisions in the 21st Century Cures Act, which was signed into law December 2016.


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