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Burgess Is ‘Extremely Disappointed’ at Information Blocking Rule Delay

December 11, 2018 - 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 after passage of the 21st Century Cures Act. “It is hard to explain to people that Congress provided the tools necessary for doctors and patients...


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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...

Health IT Interoperability Is Common Thread at ONC Annual Meeting

by Fred Donovan

A common theme of Thursday's plenary sessions at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) 2018 annual meeting was health IT interoperability. HHS Secretary Alex Azar kicked off the meeting,...

Major Tech Firms Partner to Boost Healthcare IT Interoperability

by Fred Donovan

Major tech companies, like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft, are increasingly partnering with health IT vendors to remove barriers to healthcare IT interoperability. In a letter released recently by ITI, these companies, along with IBM,...

Planning Key for Strong Health IT Infrastructure Interoperability

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Improving data sharing between new and legacy systems is one of the top challenges facing current health IT infrastructure. Organizations need to focus on their system interoperability to successfully integrate new tools into their health...

How Epic Healthy Planet Promotes Healthcare Interoperability

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Orange Care Group’s independent Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Independent Physician Association announced their plans to adopt Epic’s Healthy Planet program to promote healthcare interoperability. The collaboration...

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...

Blockchain Vendor Efforts Center on IoT in IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Last month, a group blockchain vendors came together to discuss a collective effort to address the challenges facing blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) deployments in enterprise IT infrastructure. Vendors attending the meeting...

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...

Value of Carequality-CommonWell Interoperability Agreement

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The health data exchange agreement between The Sequoia Project’s Carequality and vendor-driven CommonWell Health Alliance warrants a second look, according to the President & CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative. In a...

Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure Key to Advancing Care

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The first is a global assessment of value-based care The Economist Intelligence Unit. Despite increases worldwide in EHR adoption, several countries, including the United States, have as of yet been unable to put this technology to work...

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...

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...

4 Ways to Plan for Changes in Health IT Infrastructure

by Frank Irving

Just as doubt clouds major financial markets, sub-markets — such as health IT infrastructure — react the same way to ambiguity. Consider, as a case in point, computer maker Dell’s plans to acquire data storage vendor EMC...

Health Data Exchange Assists in Newborn Screening Programs

by Frank Irving

The field of newborn screening (NBS) will get a boost from health data exchange upgrades in several states, thanks to $5.4 million in funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The Colorado School of Public...

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...

On-Demand Care: A Growing Part of Health IT Infrastructure

by Frank Irving

The business case for “digital-first” healthcare models appears to be rapidly coalescing. Research from professional services firm Accenture indicates that companies are leveraging an emerging parcel of health IT infrastructure...

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...

Mobile Device Integration: Are Tablets a Dying Breed?

by Frank Irving

Smartphones and tablet computers have carved out a respectable slot for use by professionals in healthcare settings. However, if consumer trends are a leading indicator, hospital and health system executives will need to keep a watchful...

Doc Lookup Piloted in Marketplace’s Health IT Infrastructure

by Frank Irving

Some visitors to HealthCare.gov will now be part of beta testing for a doctor lookup feature within the health IT infrastructure of the federal insurance marketplace. The pilot project, announced Nov. 3 by the Centers for Medicare and...

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