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Cambia Forms Da Vinci Tie-Ups to Boost Healthcare Interoperability

March 20, 2019 - Cambia Health Solutions has formed partnerships with Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and MultiCare Connected Care (MCC) to provide healthcare interoperability use cases as part of the Da Vinci Project. The Da Vinci Project is a private-sector initiative to improve healthcare interoperability by adopting HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (HL7 FHIR) as the...


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Data Proliferation Fuels Need for Healthcare Interoperability

by Fred Donovan

Healthcare interoperability is growing in importance as the amount of heath data proliferates and the free flow of data between patients, providers, and payers becomes essential for better healthcare. This was one take away for Forrester...

UPMC’s Cloud-Based OS Boosts Healthcare Interoperability

by Fred Donovan

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) is investing in a cloud-based healthcare operating system (hcOS) to improve healthcare interoperability and break down data silos.   The downloadable operating system is designed to...

HHS Wants to Slash ONC Funding by 28% Despite Cures Act Work

by Fred Donovan

In the Trump administration’s FY 2020 budget request, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing to cut ONC’s budget by 28 percent, despite its heavy workload in implementing health IT interoperability and...

ONC Proposed Rule ‘Turning Point’ for Healthcare Interoperability

by Fred Donovan

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...

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...

Intel Uses Purchasing Power to Spur Health IT Interoperability

by Fred Donovan

Through its Connected Care model, Intel is using its purchasing power to accelerate health IT interoperability to benefit employees, their families, and the communities where they live and work. Intel offers its Connected Care health...

IT More Upbeat Than Clinicians About Healthcare Interoperability

by Fred Donovan

More than three-quarters of IT and tech leaders judged their healthcare interoperability efforts as excellent or good, but fewer than half of clinicians had the same opinion. Around one-third of respondents to a survey conducted by HIMSS...

Broad-based Panel Tackles Healthcare Interoperability Challenges

by Fred Donovan

Timed to coincide with the release of a new report by the Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC) and Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), a broad-based panel of public and private sector representatives at HIMSS on Thursday tackled the thorny...

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...

Some Rural Hospitals Lack Health IT Infrastructure for CMS PIP

by Fred Donovan

In its recently released Rural Report, the American Hospital Association (AHA) cautions that some rural hospitals lack the health IT infrastructure required to meet the CMS Promoting Interoperability Program (PIP), formerly called the...

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...

Enhanced IT Infrastructure Key Element in Healthcare Interoperability

by Fred Donovan

A cost-effective, enhanced IT infrastructure is one of the key elements outlined in a new report laying out an agenda to promote healthcare interoperability prepared by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and six other national...

US Government Shutdown Delays OMB Review of ONC Health IT Rule

by Fred Donovan

The US government shutdown, which is in its fourth week, is likely to further delay an ONC health IT rule being reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), observed AMIA Vice President of Public Policy Jeffery Smith. OMB...

ONC Updates ISA Reference Edition on Healthcare Interoperability

by Fred Donovan

ONC has released its updated healthcare interoperability standards, incorporating industry feedback into the 2019 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) Reference Edition. ONC solicited industry feedback on the draft ISA Reference...

Health IT Advisory Committee Cancels Meeting Due to Shutdown

by Fred Donovan

The Health IT Advisory Committee (HITAC) has cancelled its monthly meeting, scheduled for Jan. 23, due to the US government shutdown, reported Politico. HITAC was established in 2017 under the 21st Century Cures Act to provide...

ONC Urges Progress in Upgrading US Health IT Infrastructure

by Fred Donovan

Collaboration and innovation are vital to progress in upgrading the US health IT infrastructure, said ONC in its annual report to Congress. The report backed full support for implementing the health IT provisions of the...

Burgess Is ‘Extremely Disappointed’ at Information Blocking Rule Delay

by Fred Donovan

Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s health subcommittee, said he was “extremely disappointed” that information blocking regulations have not yet been implemented two years...

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...

Implementing 21st Century Cures Act Preoccupies ONC’s Work

by Fred Donovan

The work of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is dominated by implementing the 21st Century Cures Act, particularly in the areas of reducing provider burden and promoting health IT...

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