Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Interoperability

Nurses Play Collaborative Role in Care Coordination, Planning

May 9, 2017 - Nurses must be intimately involved in the collaborative task of planning and executing care coordination strategies for patients receiving services from multiple providers – especially when value-based reimbursements are at stake, says ONC Chief Nursing Officer Rebecca Freeman, PhD, RN, PMP. As value-based care becomes an increasingly important driving force in care coordination and...


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Nurses Play Collaborative Role in Care Coordination, Planning

by Jennifer Bresnick

Nurses must be intimately involved in the collaborative task of planning and executing care coordination strategies for patients receiving services from multiple providers – especially when value-based reimbursements are at stake, says...

ONC Offers $75K for Better EHR Patient Matching Algorithms

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Office of the National Coordinator is intensifying its focus on patient identification and patient matching by offering up to $75,000 in prize money for the best new tool to ensure that EHR data is appropriately linked to the right individuals....

AHIMA: ONC Funding Key for Interoperability, Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

As Congress continues the contentious debate over the federal budget for fiscal year 2018, AHIMA is urging lawmakers not to hamstring the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) by cutting interoperability and data standards development funding...

As FHIR Matures, Healthcare Interoperability Comes into Focus

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource, better known as FHIR, has quickly seared itself into the consciousness of the health IT industry, becoming one of the most promising methodologies for open, seamless data exchange. In just a few...

CT Medical Society Announces New Health Information Exchange

by Jennifer Bresnick

Three years after Connecticut shut down its attempt at a regional health information exchange, the Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS) is taking another crack at improving interoperability and data analytics across the state – but this...

APIs Boost Care Coordination, Data Exchange at Northwell Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

Northwell Health, the largest hospital system in the most populous metro region in the country, has a lot on its plate when it comes to conducting care coordination activities for more than 8 million people.   With 21 hospitals, over 2700...

Google DeepMind: Blockchain Can Ensure Health Data Integrity

by Jennifer Bresnick

When healthcare experts talk about data integrity, they’re not just thinking about whether or not the original authors filled in all the fields and ticked all the boxes.  They are talking about trust.  Completeness is one small...

Epic App Orchard Encourages Developers to Use FHIR, Open APIs

by Jennifer Bresnick

At HIMSS17 in Orlando last month, the vendor halls were packed to the gills with companies touting the latest plug-and-play technologies that use emerging data standards to perform analytics, shuttle information between organizations, enhance...

Unfiltered EHR Data Overloads Physicians, Perpetuates Burnout

by Jennifer Bresnick

Interoperability and seamless data exchange are all the rage among regulators and vendors looking to give providers every decision-making advantage they can.  From meaningful use and MACRA to 21st Century Cures, CommonWell, and Carequality,...

What Healthcare IT Users Don’t Really Need to Know about FHIR

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry may not be the nimblest when it comes to adopting and truly optimizing new technologies, as most EHR users will readily agree.  Reluctance, denial, frustration, and confusion have been unfortunate hallmarks of the...

Blockchain Will “Change the Physics” of Health Data Sharing

by Jennifer Bresnick

More than 40,000 healthcare stakeholders gather at the HIMSS Convention and Exhibition every year to get a good look at some of the most advanced and intriguing health IT tools on offer from hundreds of vendors, big and small, seeking to hawk...

Google Cloud Partners with HL7 to Support FHIR Development

by Jennifer Bresnick

ORLANDO - HL7 International and Google have partnered to bring Google's cloud clout to bear on the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource, commonly known as FHIR. At HIMSS17 this week, Google and the HL7 FHIR Foundation announced a...

ONC Updates Providers on Interoperability, EHR Usability Projects

by Jennifer Bresnick

ORLANDO –  The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) has a strong presence at the HIMSS Conference and Exhibition this year, engaging in a variety of educational sessions and informational presentations designed to reassure...

Blockchain, Big Data, Interoperability Coming Up at HIMSS17

by Jennifer Bresnick

In just a few short days, HealthITAnalytics.com will be heading to the happiest place on earth – the annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition – to sync up with tens of thousands of health IT professionals and innovators.  At this...

Data Exchange, Analytics Remain Out of Reach for Many Providers

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations are still struggling with the basics of health information exchange and interoperability, with more than 40 percent of respondents to a new Black Book Research poll admitting that they have significant difficulties exchanging...

IBM Bets Big on Blockchain for Value-Based Care, Data Exchange

by Jennifer Bresnick

Blockchain may be one of the newest terms to join healthcare’s pantheon of big data buzzwords, but it is quickly becoming one of the most important.  The decentralized approach to data sharing could have profound impacts for the ongoing...

Changing Leadership at CMS, ONC as New Administration Moves In

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big changes may be in store for healthcare under a new and unpredictable Presidential administration, but some familiar and experienced faces will be steering the ship at CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) while the White House...

Providers Quick to Blame Vendors for HIE, Interoperability Woes

by Jennifer Bresnick

No matter how often health IT vendors insist that improved health data interoperability is on the way, providers are reluctant to believe that their developers are putting enough elbow grease into accelerating the pace of seamless health information...

How Federal Health IT Work Paves the Way for Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Just like “population health management” and the “Internet of Things,” the phrase “big data analytics” means something a little bit different to everyone.  For large hospitals and health systems, it may...

Data Integrity Groups Rally for a National Patient Identifier

by Jennifer Bresnick

Nearly twenty years after Congress decided that the United States wasn’t ready for a national patient identifier, the healthcare industry is ramping up its efforts to challenge the government’s decision. Working with a drastically...

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