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The Sequoia Project Touts Interoperability Growth in Fifth Year

April 26, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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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.

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
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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.

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.

Center for Medical Interoperability Opens Headquarters in Nashville

April 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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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.

Buying into Healthcare’s Blockchain Hype

April 4, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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After speaking and listening to industry experts discuss blockchain in recent months, it’s not hard to see why there’s so much buzz about its potential in healthcare.

Julia Adler-Milstein on Interoperability Issues: Change the Business Incentives for Healthcare Stakeholders

March 30, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Dr. Adler-Milstein, Ph.D., digs deeper on her piece in NEJM Catalyst last month—“Moving Past the EHR Interoperability Blame Game.”

Top Ten Tech Trends 2017: Blockchain’s Promise Has Healthcare Innovators Eager

March 24, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Although the healthcare industry is behind most other sectors when it comes to interoperability and security, newfound optimism has emerged in the form of a technology that potentially can help solve both of these challenges—blockchain.

Information Blocking is Routine and Fairly Widespread, Survey of HIEs Finds

March 22, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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In a survey, 50 percent of HIE leaders said electronic health record (EHR) vendors "routinely" engage in information blocking, and 25 percent reported that hospitals and health systems routinely engage in business practices that interfere with...

HL7 Publishes Release 3 of FHIR Standard

March 22, 2017  |  David Raths
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HL7 has published Release 3 of the its Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) Standard for Trial Use. The new version incorporates enhancement requests received from implementation partners, including the Argonaut Project.

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