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CMS Sets Rules, Cautions Penalties for Information Blocking, APIs, FHIR

February 11, 2019 - CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator have released long-awaited proposed rules governing interoperability, health data blocking, the use of APIs, and the expanding role of FHIR. Just ahead of the 2019 HIMSS Convention in Orlando, CMS has outlined the definitions for what constitutes information blocking – a hotly debated topic since the passage of the 21st Century Cures...


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HHS: Data Access, Analytics Are Essential for Patient-Centered Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations are making progress towards a more interoperable data ecosystem, but patients, providers, and payers are still facing data access, integration, and analytics challenges that are holding back the promise of...

HL7 Releases FHIR Version 4.0 for Healthcare Interoperability

by Jennifer Bresnick

HL7 International has published the long-anticipated FHIR Release 4 (R4), allowing healthcare organizations to make new leaps forward in health data interoperability. “R4 is the culmination of 18 months of extensive work to finalize...

Rucker: Without APIs, Artificial Intelligence Will Fail in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

As the healthcare industry looks just over the horizon to a busy, eventful, and competitive 2019, artificial intelligence tools are likely to take on an increasingly important role across the care continuum. Payers, providers, and health...

Microsoft Azure Releases Open Source FHIR Server for Health Data

by Jennifer Bresnick

Microsoft is solidifying its commitment to FHIR by announcing the availability of its new open source FHIR Server for Azure. The tool, available on GitHub, allows developers to take advantage of ready-to-use support infrastructure for...

AI, User Experience Top Healthcare’s Data Analytics Priorities in 2019

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations that want to get ahead in 2019 will need to prioritize the use of artificial intelligence, virtualized care, and technologies that offer intuitive user experiences, according to Forrester’s predictions for...

FHIR Testing Tools Can Foster Interoperability, Health Data Exchange

by Jennifer Bresnick

Widely adopting validation and testing tools for the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) can help to reduce variation in implementation and ensure the deployment of more standardized methods of health data exchange, says the...

Carequality Seeks Input on FHIR Adoption, Governance

by Jessica Kent

As Carequality expands its governance model to incorporate FHIR, the organization is requesting input from healthcare stakeholders about how to best implement the data exchange standard. Carequality is encouraging members and non-members...

FHIR Takes Off as ONC Teases Upcoming Data Blocking Definitions

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations that have been looking for a way to spark widespread, seamless health data exchange may have finally found their fuel in FHIR. Adoption of the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources has spread...

Amazon, Google, IBM Pledge Health Data Standards, Interoperability

by Jennifer Bresnick

Half a dozen of the biggest names in technology – Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Salesforce, IBM, and Oracle – have joined together to pledge speedy progress towards true health data interoperability. In a letter issued by the...

3 Steps to Reduce Diagnostic, Medication Errors with EHRs, APIs

by Jessica Kent

Health IT has become an integral part of the care continuum, offering the promise of optimal, standardized care delivery. However, poor development and implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) can contribute to adverse patient...

How to Bring Precision Medicine into Routine Clinical Care

by Jessica Kent

Precision medicine has taken the healthcare industry by storm in recent years, offering the promise of more individualized treatments, improved patient outcomes, and a deeper understanding of genetic conditions and rare...

US Digital Service Revamps CMS, QPP User Experience from the Inside Out

by Jennifer Bresnick

The notorious inefficiency of the federal government has long been a common complaint for citizens, businesses, and other entities attempting to acquire information, apply for programs, or receive acknowledgement for some...

Google Uses Deep Learning, EHR Big Data to Predict Mortality

by Jessica Kent

A deep learning approach that incorporates big data from electronic health records (EHRs) was able to predict inpatient mortality, unexpected readmissions, and long length of stay more accurately than traditional predictive models,...

VA Lighthouse API Platform with FHIR Enables Health Data Access

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the beta version of its Lighthouse Lab initiative that allows health IT developers to connect to data assets through application programming interfaces (APIs). The platform, unveiled...

Da Vinci Project Brings HL7 FHIR to Payers for Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

In just a few short years, HL7 FHIR has exploded in popularity to enable unprecedented connectivity across the healthcare ecosystem.    The internet-based data standard has started to hit its stride at a pivotal moment for...

CIOs: FHIR Has Potential, Blockchain Overhyped in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare CIOs are proceeding cautiously with their health IT innovation projects as they balance industry hype around emerging technologies like blockchain with the promises of FHIR and big data analytics, according to a late 2017 survey...

Big Data, FHIR, Machine Learning Dominate Top 10 Stories of 2017

by Jennifer Bresnick

2017 has been a huge year for fans of healthcare data analytics.  From the growing fascination with machine learning to the ongoing maturity of FHIR and aggressive vendor investments in population health and decision support, 2017 has...

ONC, NIH Pilot Adds Genomic Data Specifications to HL7 FHIR

by Jennifer Bresnick

HL7 FHIR is getting a precision medicine upgrade thanks to a partnership between the ONC and National Institutes of Health.  The Sync for Genes pilot program plans to support the integration of genomics into big data analytics and...

How FHIR Offers a New Approach to Working with Healthcare Data

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations seeking a simple, intuitive, and standardized way to solve many of their most pressing big data problems don’t have to look much further than the HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource, better known as...

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