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Interest in Healthcare Blockchain Increases for Interoperability

October 3, 2017 - Organizations are increasingly aware of healthcare blockchain and are actively looking into deploying the technology, according to a recent Black Book Survey. Researchers polled 88 healthcare payers and 276 providers, technology executives, managers and IT specialists. Nineteen percent of hospital executives and 76 percent of surveyed payers are in the process of or are...


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Change Healthcare Releases Healthcare Blockchain Solution

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Change Healthcare announced the launch of its healthcare blockchain solution to help payers and providers increase their revenue cycle efficiency. The tool will support blockchain transactions by the end of this year. Change Healthcare...

Healthcare Blockchain Frameworks Emerge as Demand Rises

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Microsoft announced the release of its Coco Framework to reduce the complexity of operational and security needs present in many healthcare blockchain implementations. The framework aims to provide organizations with a steady guide on how...

Hyperledger Releases First Blockchain Framework Standard

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Hyperledger announced the availability of Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 blockchain framework. The open source framework is hosted by The Linux Foundation to be used in developing blockchain solutions and applications across all major industries,...

Hyperledger Adds First Health IT Member to Blockchain Research

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Hyperledger announced the first health IT company to join its collaborative blockchain project. Change Healthcare joined as a Premier Member and will work with other Hyperledger project members to help develop healthcare blockchain...

Rural Hospital Chooses Commvault for Health Data Management

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Montgomery County Memorial Hospital (MCMH) announced its successful deployment of Commvault Data Platform to improve its health data management and establish itself in a broader role for the community it cares for. MCMH is part of a rural...

Two CA Networks to Form Largest Health Information Exchange

by Kate Monica

The California Integrated Data Exchange (Cal INDEX) and Inland Empire Health Information Exchange (IEHIE) announced midweek plans to combine their networks and become the largest health information exchange in the United States. The newly...

PokitDok Receives EHNAC HIE, Healthcare Cloud Accreditations

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

PokitDok has received accreditation from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), the software development company announced earlier this week. The company met the requirements for both the Outsourced Services...

3 Health Information Exchanges Make Health IT Investments

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

November proved to be a busy month for a handful of health information exchanges looking to add to their health data exchange capabilities. In the Midwest, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) contracted with...

ONC Blockchain Winners Target Health IT Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has named the final winners of its healthcare blockchain challenge, several with a focus on advancing health IT interoperability. “We are thrilled by the...

5 Areas to Improve the Health IT Interoperability Experience

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

At last month's meeting of the Interoperability Experience Task Force, member of this collaboration between the Health IT Policy and Standards Committees identified five use cases to help improve the experience of health IT...

Group Recommends Faster Paths to Health IT Interoperability

by Frank Irving

Health IT interoperability is a key area for elevating health system value identified by a coalition of industry stakeholdersHealth IT interoperability is a key area for elevating health system value identified by a coalition of industry...

Health Information Exchange Funds IT Investment for Flint

by Frank Irving

Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC) has committed $250,000 toward connecting all healthcare providers in Genesee County, Michigan to GLHC’s statewide health information exchange. The assistance comes in response to lead contamination...

Merger Plan Includes Health Information Exchange Commitment

by Frank Irving

If all goes according to plan, Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System will merge in April 2016, forming an as-yet-unnamed health system serving communities in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. The two...

Clinics Wary of Portals Despite Health Data Sharing Benefits

by Frank Irving

A qualitative study of provider views on patient portals finds recognition of the technology’s potential to improve patient communication and health information exchange; however, at clinics serving low-income patients, personnel...

Supporting the Healthcare Data Sets of Tomorrow

by Frank Irving

Health IT infrastructure is getting in on potentially game-changing technology. Long derided for its inability to keep pace with sister industries, healthcare stands on the brink of a dynamic shift. Core capabilities leveraged by the likes...

Federated Network Could Share Data Across Cancer Centers

by Frank Irving

A new element in the national health IT infrastructure could be a system that facilitates data and biospecimen sharing among U.S. cancer centers. A team led by scientists from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine described in...

National HIE Connection and App Store in ONC Plans for 2016

by Frank Irving

National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo, MD, revealed on Dec. 8 two key initiatives intended to catalyze health information exchange and health IT interoperability initiatives during the coming year. Speaking at a Bipartisan...

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...

Task Force to Add Health IT Interoperability ‘Exemplars’

by Frank Irving

The Health IT Policy Committee (HITPC)’s task force on addressing barriers to healthcare interoperability met on Oct. 9 to review the Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap, which was released in final form last week by the...

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