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ONC Proposed Rule ‘Turning Point’ for Healthcare Interoperability

March 6, 2019 - The ONC proposed rule supporting the use of the Health Level Seven’s (HL7) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standards for healthcare application programming interfaces (APIs) is a “turning point” for healthcare interoperability, judged Intermountain Healthcare Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) Stan Huff.  As part of its recently released...


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ONC Proposes Certification Criteria for Developers of Healthcare APIs

by Fred Donovan

ONC is laying out certification criteria for app developers in developing standardized healthcare APIs to allow individuals to securely access structured and unstructured electronic health information (EHI) using smartphones and other...

Microsoft Azure Launches Healthcare API for FHIR Standard

by Fred Donovan

Microsoft Azure has launched a healthcare API for the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard, which will enable health system interoperability and sharing data in the cloud. The FHIR API and data store allows...

Healthcare Interoperability Will Be Focus of HIMSS19 Confab

by Fred Donovan

In less than two weeks, more than 45,000 healthcare IT professionals, clinicians, executives, vendors, journalists, and others will descend on Orlando, Florida, for the 2019 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition. Healthcare...

VA Launches New Health API for Mobile, Web-based Apps

by Fred Donovan

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced Dec. 7 the launch of its first health API that will enable veterans to interact with their personal health data using mobile and web-based apps. The VA said its new health API will power...

US Gov’t Report Says Health IT Infrastructure Impedes Competition

by Fred Donovan

Health IT infrastructure often facilitates anticompetitive practices in healthcare, such as blocking clinical information exchange between providers or not supporting regional information sharing, according to a report released this...

Digital Transformation Promotes HIT Infrastructure Automation Adoption

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Advancing HIT infrastructure technology calls for organizations to use tools to help IT staff with mundane repetitive tasks so they can spend more time innovating and planning for the future. This drive for simplified management through...

eClinicalWorks Announces Integration with CMS Blue Button 2.0 API

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

eClinicalWorks announced its approval to integrate with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Blue Button 2.0 application programming interface (API). The Blue Button 2.0 API will help eClinicalWorks users obtain certain...

FHIR May Not Help Healthcare Orgs Achieve Semantic Interoperability

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations participating in the value-based care environment are in need of strong, secure data pipelines that can help them communicate across disparate health systems to coordinate and streamline patient care. As providers...

Exploring Low-Code, Outsourcing for Healthcare App Development

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare app development is a critical IT infrastructure step, but choosing how to handle the development process depends on how many apps will be developed, what they will be used for, and what IT staff can handle in-house. Healthcare...

Top 3 Ways to Succeed with Healthcare IoT, Mobile Device Strategies

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations looking to enable more effective workflows and speedier access to data are searching for mobile device strategies that will allow them to harness the power of the Internet of Things (IoT).   Staying flexible...

APIs Are the “Missing Piece” for Healthcare App Interoperability  

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare app interoperability is not a new challenge for healthcare organizations. Over the past several years organizations have had trouble connecting their health IT tools to their EHRs. The increased use of application programming...

Adopting a Proactive Approach to HIT Interoperability Challenges

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations have long suffered from interoperability challenges since adopting digitized IT infrastructure. Tackling interoperability across an organization’s entire infrastructure can prove overwhelming to executives...

Major Vendors Continue Investing in Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Consumer and health IT infrastructure technology are blurring together as Google, Amazon, and Apple are making significant leaps into the health IT space. Healthcare organizations are going through digital transformations and introducing...

ONC Promotes Open APIs to Solve Interoperability Challenges

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Interoperability remains one of the biggest challenges facing healthcare organizations today. Despite the advancements providers are making through digital transformation and (application programming interfaces (APIs), many clinicians and...

Healthcare API Management Supports Applications Innovation

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations deal with several application programming interfaces (APIs) when it comes to building apps and sharing data. Organizations going through digital transformations need to manage their healthcare APIs to create...

Using Healthcare AI, Machine Learning for HIT Infrastructure

by Bill Kleyman

The engine that is healthcare is getting some pretty cool upgrades. We know that there are technical innovations happening within the healthcare world, especially with HIT infrastructure, and we also know that there is a lot more data...

Healthcare APIs Put Patients in Control of Their Data

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The introduction of blockchain into health IT infrastructure has sparked the concept of giving patients more control of their own data. Organizations need to consider healthcare application programming interfaces (APIs) to begin thinking...

New Google Healthcare API Addresses Interoperability Challenges

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Google announced the release of its healthcare application programming interface (API) to help organizations address interoperability challenges. The cloud-based healthcare API may help encourage organizations that are still behind in...

Healthcare Blockchain, Cloud, Virtualization Top 2017 Stories

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Health IT Infrastructure went through many transformations in 2017 from healthcare blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT), to artificial intelligence and machine learning. Healthcare organizations are looking to their infrastructure...

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