Interoperability & Integration

What you need to know about healthcare APIs and interoperability

Three experts discuss how application programming interfaces help enable system interoperability, and describe what the role of APIs will be in the future. Application programming interfaces enable information systems to communicate and transfer data among each other. Depending how it is configured, an API can enable a system to send or retrieve data that can

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How to ensure interoperable data is usable by caregivers

Three high-profile physician IT leaders offer their takes and advice on the usability of data brought together by interoperability technologies and standards. Everyone knows that interoperability is key to realizing the improved outcomes that technology and data can produce. But once a healthcare provider organization has some interoperable systems in place, how usable is that

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Leading healthcare groups want more time on interoperability rules

Echoing calls from other organizations like the Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA), about 20 healthcare and health IT organizations are calling federal healthcare policy leaders to grant a 30-day extension on the comment period for recent interoperability rules.In a letter to National Coordinator Donald Rucker, M.D., head of the Office of the National Coordinator for

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HIMSS writes new definition of interoperability

Association says the update is more global in scope and fit specifically for the healthcare ecosystem. HIMSS has crafted a new definition for interoperability.HIMSS, the owner of Healthcare IT News, described the new concept as one specifically fit for the larger healthcare ecosystem.Mari Greenberger, senior director of informatics at HIMSS, explained that there are now

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Interoperability: The Foundation of Impactful Health Innovation

Interoperability: the ultimate healthcare goal, the ultimate challenge, and the critical foundation needed to support impactful innovation of health and care. The current state of our healthcare ecosystem is more disconnected than connected, said Mari Greenberger, director of informatics at HIMSS, citing facts and milestones in a special publication from The National Academy of Medicine.

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