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EHR Interoperability

Overcoming EHR Implementation Issues for Better HIT Infrastructure

September 15, 2017 - Healthcare organizations are still in the midst of adjusting to new EHR implementation, and many entities are concerned that they aren’t seeing enough of an ROI from their EHR system. A recent survey conducted by Health Catalyst surveys over 1,100 healthcare professionals and discovers that many of them have generated poor return on their EHR investment. Nineteen percent reported that...


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Why Blockchain May Not Be the Solution to EHR Interoperability

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Blockchain is causing a stir in healthcare as organizations look to the technology to solve the EHR interoperability and data security issues that have plagued the industry for many years. The potential for healthcare blockchain has been widely...

EHR Interoperability Transformations Affect HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Surescripts announced the addition of 14 new health systems to its National Record Locator Service (NRLS), which aims to enhance EHR interoperability among disparate healthcare systems. The new health systems include Allegheny Health Network...

Medical Device Communication Standard Aids Interoperability

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The IEEE announced the availability of its 11073-20702 —Health informatics: Point-of-Care Medical Device Communication—Standard for Medical Devices Communication Profile for Web Services. The IEEE also announced its approval of two...

Care Coordination Key for Interoperability, Patient Care

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) and Integra Community Care Network announced their new service Care Management Alerts and Dashboards. The health IT infrastructure care coordination technology aims to proactively coordinate care to support...

APIs, Modern Infrastructure Fuel Health IT Interoperability

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are making efforts to digitize their IT infrastructures but often struggle to maintain health IT interoperability among digital healthcare systems. The continued difficulty for seamless interoperability has driven the...

Health IT infrastructure Gaps Create Patient Safety Risk

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are faced with roadblocks when it comes to accurately retrieving complete patient data. Many of these obstacles can be traced back to an organization’s health IT infrastructure, interoperability, and how successfully...

PatientPing, WellStar Collaborate on Care Coordination

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

PatientPing announced its partnership with Georgia-based WellStar Health System to provide care coordination to one of the largest health systems in Georgia. The collaboration aims to increase communication among WellStar’s 11 hospitals,...

Why EHR Interoperability Requires Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are still challenged by EHR interoperability, and are seeking health IT infrastructure tools to ensure data is accurately, efficiently, and securely shared. Eagle Physicians and Associates and Cone Health announced the...

Healthcare API Management Solutions Grow with Interoperability

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The application programming interface (API) management market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 34 percent from 2016 to 2021, according to a recent Markets and Markets report. Report authors stated that the main forces driving API management market...

PatientPing Brings Care Coordination to New Jersey Healthcare

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

PatientPing announced its new partnership with Hackensack Meridian Health in New Jersey in an effort to provide patients with coordinated care. PatientPing hopes to bring full data sharing and interoperability across all of Hackensack Meridian...

VA Digital Health Platform to Improve EHR Interoperability

by Kate Monica

The Department of Veterans Affairs Digital Health Platform (DHP), a cloud-based technology, will equip providers with real-time access to patient health data from VA, military, and commercial electronic health records (EHRs), applications,...

Seacoast Health Implements New Medical Device Integration Solution

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Southcoast Health has improved their health IT infrastrastructure by deploying Excel Medical’s BedComm platform to facilitate medical device data integration between the organization’s operating anesthesia monitors to its Epic electronic...

More Health Orgs Using Surescripts Health Data Exchange Service

by Kate Monica

In a crucial step toward nationwide interoperability, eight leading healthcare organizations went live with Surescripts National Record Locator Service (NRLS) as of this week. According to a recent press release, “thousands of healthcare...

Deloitte Sees Promising Future for Healthcare Blockchain

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Blockchain has the potential to transform health IT infrastructure by increasing the security, privacy and interoperability of electronic health records (EHRs), according to a recent report released by Deloitte. Blockchain may be able to place...

Making Innovation Work For EHR Integration, Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Improving healthcare interoperability will require innovators to move providers beyond their dissatisfaction with early EHR and health IT systems and adopt integrative technologies capable of improving care coordination, delivery, and cost. According...

Where Interoperability, Integration Fit into EHR Selection

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

As part of its effort to improve health information sharing, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has issued new guidance for healthcare organizations to consider during EHR selection and contracting. As part...

CEO Judy Faulkner Airs Epic’s Views on EHR Interoperability

by Jennifer Bresnick

EHR interoperability is one of the most challenging issues facing the modern healthcare industry, but Epic Systems Founder and CEO Judy Faulkner thinks her company – and her rivals – are making short work of lingering technical problems...

Health Systems Go Heavy on IT Infrastructure Investment

by Frank Irving

As health systems position themselves for operation under alternative payment models, they’re increasing investments in health IT infrastructure, according to Premier’s Economic Outlook survey for fall 2015, released on Oct. 29. Overall,...

Projected Lab Growth to Impact Health Data Infrastructure

by Frank Irving

Clinical laboratories are expected to play a larger role in the health data infrastructure of hospitals in their ongoing push to reduce length of stays. In a global market for lab services projected to reach $102 billion by the end of this year,...

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