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Amazon, Google, IBM Pledge Health Data Standards, Interoperability

August 13, 2018 - 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 Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), the six tech giants stated that they are “jointly committed to removing barriers for the adoption of...


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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...

ONC Challenges FHIR Developers to Create Secure API Servers

by Jennifer Bresnick

As more and more healthcare organizations begin to adopt the HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) as a way to engage in health information exchange, the security of those transactions must be top of mind for developers and...

Open Source EHR Generator Delivers Healthcare Big Data with FHIR

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare data analysts frustrated by the lack of access to large volumes of clean, trusted, and complete patient data can now take advantage of an open source EHR data generator platform called Synthea. One million synthetic patient...

IoT, EHRs to Push Healthcare API Market to $243M by 2024

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Internet of Things (IoT) and rising investments in state-of-the-art EHR technology will contribute to the ongoing growth of the healthcare application programming interface (API) marketplace, according to a new report by Transparency...

Google Using FHIR, Deep Learning for Healthcare Predictive Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

As part of Google’s ongoing quest to enhance the accuracy and usefulness of machine learning, researchers from the tech giant are expanding their partnerships with leading healthcare organizations to create more advanced predictive...

Why an “Empty Desire” for Big Data is Inhibiting Value-Based Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

For the most part, the healthcare industry has embraced the idea that access to big data is a critical part of doing business in the modern care environment.  But there’s a major difference between having big data and leveraging...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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