Interoperability & Integration

Only you can improve the 2018 Interoperability Standards Advisory Reference Edition

Yes, its that time again. The federal fiscal year is coming to a close, the kids are going back to school, and youve got that dj vu feeling like you should be preparing to comment on the Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA). Trust your instincts, because the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

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Successful EHR interoperability starts locally

Advisory Board Senior Vice President Rob Barras discusses the need for providers to start locally to spark interoperability while recognizing theres no one-size-fits-all approach.Interoperability is one of the most difficult challenges with electronic health record optimization: The ability to share clinical data across health systems and respective EHRs. Sometimes it takes a personal experience to

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Epic unveils interoperability tool for patients

The EHR vendor says Share Everywhere is designed to empower MyChart users to allow clinicians to view medical records.Epic Systems introduced its Share Everywhere feature, which enables patients to grant doctors and caregivers access to their data.Not to be confused with the EHR vendors Care Everywhere, which enables health information sharing between providers, Epics Share

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EHR adoption and interoperability among skilled nursing facilities in 2016

The use of electronic health records (EHR) can facilitate the exchange of patient health information during transitions ofcare between acute-care and skilled nursing facilities. Long-term care and post-acute care (LTPAC) providers, includingskilled nursing facilities (SNFs), were not eligible to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid Incentive Programs.However, LTPAC providers are increasingly reported as major exchange

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NQF: Interoperability 2016-2017 Final Report

Interoperability is an important process that can enable providers to connect and share information with other providers and specialists to guide better decision making, improve quality of care, and increase involvement of patients in their own healthcare processes. The sharing and appropriate use of information, specifically electronic information, are important aspects of healthcare. NQF developed

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The ABC of FHIR: Reinventing Interoperability

Clinician-Powered EHR Health IT Blog & Community The Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource, or FHIR (pronounced fire), is a new term in healthcare thats witnessing growing interest and spreading almost like fire. FHIR is the latest standard to be developed under HL7 and is expected to contribute significantly to improving patient care, countering the barriers to

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Could European Data Protection Regulation Give FHIR a Boost?

The European Unions General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has its own web site with a clock in the corner ticking down the hours, minutes and seconds until it goes into effect. You probably dont have any operations in Europe. And perhaps most importantly, these changes could also impact the international adoption of interoperability standards such

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Micky Tripathi on Surescripts E-Prescribing: A Great Interoperability Success

Last month, Surescripts, the Arlington, Va.-based operator of a national clinical electronic network, released its 2016 National Progress report, revealing several noteworthy findings as it relates to healthcare interoperability. Whats more, the network connected 1.3 million healthcare professionals21.5 percent more than in 2015with secure patient data for 230 million Americans, or 71 percent of the

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