October 31, 2018 | Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
With access to patient health information now commonplace among providers, the next core investment could be in communication channels with patients, according to CHIME’s 2018 HealthCare’s Most Wired survey.
October 26, 2018 | Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Although nearly all non-federal acute care hospitals have already upgraded to 2015 Health IT Certification Criteria, or plan to upgrade, the majority of these organizations are still not engaging in all four components of interoperability.
October 15, 2018 | David Raths, Contributing Editor
In July the nonprofit DirectTrust named former Cerner executive Scott Stuewe its new CEO to replace founding CEO Dr. David Kibbe. In a recent interview with Healthcare Informatics, Stuewe spoke about working more closely with EHR vendors and expanded...
August 23, 2018 | Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Lawmakers are requiring the Trump administration to provide Congress with an update, by September 30, on its progress establishing information blocking regulations that are required under the 21st Century Cures Act.
Verona, Wis.-based Epic is inviting healthcare provider organizations that don’t use Epic’s electronic health record (EHR) to its “un-Users Group Meeting” at its Verona headquarters to learn how to exchange data with Epic.
Six of the world's biggest technology companies, including Microsoft, Google, IBM and Amazon, made a joint pledge at the White House Monday to remove interoperability barriers and to make progress on adoption of health data standards.
In a strongly worded letter to National Coordinator Donald Rucker, M.D., several healthcare and health IT industry groups expressed frustration with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s lack of progress in publishing information blocking...
August 2, 2018 | Heather Landi and Rajiv Leventhal
Building on an announcement made almost two years ago, CommonWell Health Alliance and Carequality announced today initial connectivity, which is the beginning of a broader effort to increase health data exchange nationwide.
Use of Direct messages to transmit health information continues to grow steadily, according to DirectTrust, as there were 50.5 million Direct exchange transactions in the second quarter of 2018, an increase of 26 percent over the same period last year.
The state of Virginia launched the Virginia Emergency Department Care Coordination (EDCC) Program, a single, statewide technology solution connecting all hospital emergency departments in the Commonwealth.
A survey of 459 leading health IT executives reveals that many industry stakeholders see themselves as far along on their interoperability journeys, but less advanced in their value-based care and risk-based contracting progressions.
Hospitals across the State of Alaska now have access to state prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) information at the point of care with the rollout of a statewide network deployed by Salt Lake City-based technology company Collective Medical.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has signed off on California’s Health Information Technology (HIT) for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) proposal for $40 million through September 30, 2021, according to the California Emergency Medical...
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has announced funding opportunities for two Leading Edge Acceleration Projects (LEAP) to address key challenges that inhibit the interoperability of health IT.