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Evaluating the Current State of Health Data Interoperability

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Health data interoperability has always been a thorny subject for providers frustrated by their lack of access to complete and accurate patient data – not to mention a prickly topic for vendors raising their hackles against a barrage of...

Coordinated Care Mentality Linked to Higher EHR Adoption Rates

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Healthcare organizations that employ advanced practice providers (APPs) like nurse practitioners and physician assistants were more likely to have adopted electronic health records and advanced care coordination technologies, according to a study...

10 Healthcare Big Data Analytics Outsourcing Mistakes to Avoid

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Hospitals are trimming costs and cutting down on manpower requirements by outsourcing many of their healthcare big data analytics infrastructure, software, and application support needs, Black Book Research finds in a new poll, but the tactic...

DOD Meets Electronic Health Record Interoperability Goal

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The Department of Defense has hit a major milestone in its ongoing pursuit of EHR interoperability, officials announced this week, by successfully standing up the Joint Legacy Viewer (JLV), a web-based tool that allows clinicians to see records...

Payers Wary of Outsourcing Big Data Analytics, Health IT Tasks

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Payers may be rapidly embracing the importance of big data analytics for population health management and cost-cutting measures, but they are not entirely willing to put their technologies completely in the hands of offshore service and software...

Greenway Adds CommonWell Interoperability Services to EHR

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The CommonWell Health Alliance’s interoperability services are now available to certain customers of another major EHR vendor, Greenway Health announced this week, making care coordination and health information exchange that much easier...

Which Vendors Lead the Healthcare Big Data Analytics Market?

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Hospitals and health systems are snapping up big data analytics and population health management technologies at a breakneck pace as they prepare to meet the challenges of value-based reimbursement, regulatory reform, and demanding patient expectations. ...

Decoding the Top 10 Buzzwords of Healthcare Big Data Analytics

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Big data.  The Internet of Things.  Population health management.  Cognitive computing, machine learning, natural language processing, and informatics.  PQRS, CPOE, MU, BI, and IG.  The healthcare information technology...

Small, Rural Hospitals Continue EHR Adoption, HIE Struggles

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The nation’s smallest and most isolated hospitals are still significantly behind the EHR adoption curve, though healthcare providers have made admirable strides towards implementing health information technologies that can help them attest...

Legacy Big Data Analytics, IoT Tools Unable to Meet Demand

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Big data analytics just ain’t what it used to be, and the infrastructure tools that used to adequately support healthcare organizations and other enterprise ventures are no longer able to perform their duties appropriately, according to...

Epic Tanks on EHR Usability, Interoperability Scores for EDs

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Epic scooped up the unenviable distinction of being the lowest rated major EHR for usability and interoperability within the emergency department setting, according to the latest Black Book poll.  With distinctive workflow and information...

UCSF Takes Aim at Health Data Interoperability with New Platform

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EHR vendors aren’t the only ones with a newly vested interest in health data interoperability, and they certainly don’t have a lock on the health information exchange innovation marketplace.   In conjunction with Cisco, the University...

Meaningful Use, ICD-10 Drive Healthcare Big Data Analytics

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Just under half of US hospitals have deployed some type of healthcare big data analytics infrastructure focused on generating actionable business intelligence insights, says a new survey by HIMSS Analytics and Qlik, driven mostly by the pressure...

VA, IHS Receive DirectTrust Interoperability, Security Nod

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The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Indian Health Service (IHS) have received accreditation by the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC and DirectTrust that recognizes the organizations’ compliance with Direct...

Why Health Information Exchange Needs HIM, IT Collaboration

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“Competing initiatives” is an oft repeated phrase in the healthcare industry, and for good reason.  Between meaningful use, ICD-10, EHR interoperability, emerging reimbursement reforms, big data analytics, and a slew of population...

Georgia, Alabama Make Health Information Exchange Connection

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The healthcare industry’s attention may be shifting towards EHR-based health data interoperability, but state health information exchanges are not slackening their pace of progress as they continue to play a major role in the nation’s...

Internet of Things, Precision Medicine, NLP Drive Market Growth

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Healthcare’s big data analytics investment opportunities are continuing their meteoric rise as the Internet of Things, precision medicine, population health management, and accountable care encourage the growth of health IT tools that can...

Senate Seeks More Interoperability, Openness for Certified EHRs

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With the infamous specter of information blocking now hanging over industry efforts to improve the interoperability of electronic health records, Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) are attempting to take a bi-partisan...

LA Hospital Tackles EHR Adoption, Design from the Ground Up

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The thought has crossed the mind of every health information management professional, adoption specialist, and IT department worker – not to mention every physician and nurse – who has ever worked with an electronic health record. ...

ONC Provides $1M in Grant Funding for HIE, Care Coordination

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The Office of the National Coordinator has announced the award of $1 million in grand funding to improve health information exchange and care coordination across the healthcare system, focusing especially on providers who have not been eligible...

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