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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Ochsner, Pfizer to Boost Healthcare Interoperability for Clinical Trials

by Fred Donovan

Ochsner Health System, Louisiana’s largest non-profit academic healthcare system, is partnering with drug maker Pfizer to develop a way to improve healthcare interoperability between EHRs and clinical trial data using the Fast...

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...

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...

MEDITECH Launches Healthcare App Development Environment

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

MEDITECH announced Sept. 18 the release of its healthcare app development environment MEDITECH Greenfield. The platform will enable organizations to develop applications that will be interoperable with the MEDITECH EHR. Greenfield is...

Healthcare Providers Enthusiastic About Future API Adoption

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are looking toward application programming interfaces (APIs) to usher in an era of interoperable health IT infrastructure according to a new report by Chilmark Research. Healthcare organizations are currently...

McKesson Makes Push for Healthcare Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

McKesson Health Solutions announced the launch of a healthcare interoperability platform, the Intelligence Hub, with the aim of automating and streamlining claims reimbursement for providers, payers, and vendors. Using open standards such...

WEDI: EHR Integration Necessary for Leveraging Genomic Data

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A white paper published by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) explores the potential to improve care coordination and health outcomes through the use of genomic information, a potentially depending in large part on EHR...

New FHIR App Developments Support Health Data Search on EHRs

by Sara Heath

A research team has successfully developed a system which supports patient data in Integrating Biology and the Bedside (i2b2) repositories over the SMART on FHIR format, helping to boost health data interoperability between disparate...


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