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FHIR Testing Tools Can Foster Interoperability, Health Data Exchange

October 29, 2018 - 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 ONC and several other industry stakeholders in a new journal article. The paper, published in JMIR Medical Informatics, asserts that validation tools...


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Shrewd Health IT Purchasing Strategies Key to Seamless Data Exchange

by Jessica Kent

To develop seamless industry-wide health data exchange, healthcare systems should work to create holistic, long-term health IT purchasing strategies that work towards broader goals  rather than focusing on the procurement of...

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...

Data Standards, Unique Identifiers Will Reduce Patient Matching Errors

by Jessica Kent

The healthcare industry should prioritize the development of data standards, unique patient identifiers, and engagement from patients if it wishes to reduce the number of patient matching errors that occur on a regular basis, according to...

EHNAC Releases 2019 Electronic Data Exchange Accreditation Criteria

by Jessica Kent

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit accrediting body for organizations that electronically exchange data, has posted new versions of its accreditation criteria for public review. EHNAC offers a...

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...

49% of Healthcare Execs Adopting Blockchain, But Barriers Remain

by Jessica Kent

Blockchain is on the rise in healthcare, with nearly half of executives reporting that they plan to develop or adopt blockchain solutions within their organizations, according to a recent PwC Health Research Institute survey. However,...

ONC Announces Winners of $2M Health IT Interoperability Award

by Jessica Kent

ONC has announced the two winners of the Leading Edge Acceleration Edge (LEAP) in Health IT funding opportunity, who will receive awards totaling $2 million to address emerging and future challenges in health IT...

Data Standards, API Development Will Support Health Data Exchange

by Jessica Kent

Shared data standards and industry-wide adoption of application programming interfaces (APIs) will be key to promoting improved health data exchange, according to a recent brief from the Pew Charitable Trusts.   APIs have the...

Improving Care Coordination, Data Exchange with Direct Messaging

by Jessica Kent

Meaningful care coordination and more efficient clinical workflows depend on seamless data exchange between primary care providers, specialists, and their patients. While much of the industry has struggled to create sufficient...

Eight States Partner for Medicaid Transformation, Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

The National Governors Association (NGA) has selected eight states from across the nation to participate in a health data exchange and data analytics collaborative intended to foster innovation in Medicaid. Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware,...

ONC Views APIs as Key to Health Data Exchange, Interoperability

by Jennifer Bresnick

Application programming interfaces (APIs), or standardized “hooks” that allow disparate applications to connect with one another, will continue to be an important tool for increasing health data exchange, preventing information...

CMS Data-Driven Strategy Fuels Patient Data Access, Exchange

by Jessica Kent

CMS Administrator Seema Verma has announced the organization’s new Data-Driven Patient Care Strategy, which will enhance patient-centered care by improving patient data access and exchange. The strategy builds on CMS’s efforts...

Patient Matching Issues Increase Costs, Threaten Patient Safety

by Jessica Kent

Patient matching issues that result in duplicate records and repeated medical care cost an average of $1950 per patient per inpatient stay and over $800 per ED visit, according to a Black Book survey of 1392 health technology...

AMIA: NIH Should Focus on Data Exchange, Access in Science

by Jessica Kent

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) has recommended that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) leverage its informatics programs and education efforts, support changes in academic promotion and tenure, and adjust its...

Hashed Health Launches Blockchain Provider Identity Tool

by Jennifer Bresnick

LAS VEGAS - Hashed Health has launched a provider credentialing solution that leverages blockchain to securely exchange information related to a clinician’s permissions to practice at a certain level or location, the industry...

Health Information Exchange Brings Higher Quality, Lower Costs

by Jessica Kent

Health information exchange (HIE) continues to improve care quality, enhance patient safety, and reduce healthcare costs, but more providers need to employ HIE to maximize its potential, according to a report to the community from...

Health Data Exchange, Interoperability Can Aid Antibiotic Stewardship

by Jessica Kent

To effectively implement antibiotic stewardship programs, hospitals should boost operations with health IT tools, improve data interoperability and data resources, and expand beyond traditional stewardship organizational models, according...

SHIEC Expands Patient-Centered Data Home HIE Network Nationwide

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC), a coalition of many of the nation’s successful HIEs, has expanded its Patient-Centered Data Home (PCDH) initiative to cover a number of new regions across the United...

40% of CIOs to Deploy a Healthcare Analytics Platform in 2018

by Jessica Kent

Forty percent of hospital CIOs plan to make launching of enterprise healthcare analytics platforms a top priority in 2018, according to a Spok survey of CHIME members. The survey results indicate that CIOs continue to face widespread...

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