Interoperability & Integration

RMCHCS Hospital and Zoeticx Battles Addiction With High Tech Prescriptions

By David Dallago, former chairman of McKinley County Commission New Mexican organizations are combining new behavioral health with high tech and low-tech strategies to fight addiction across the Navajo reservation in Northern New Mexico.In addressing some of the root causes of these issues, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation introduced the Pathway’s Project, a four-year program that

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A world where iPhones can’t connect to Androids? Welcome to interoperability 101

Former ONC Privacy Chief and Omada Health Chief Privacy and Regulatory Officer Lucia Savage shares both her concerns and her hope for the industry when it comes to the dreaded data sharing. Healthcare has been waiting with bated breath for the Office of the National Coordinators rule on information blocking, as part of the 21st

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Aneesh Chopra: Interoperability Starts with Common Data Standards

The former U.S. CTO touts a common API as the tip of the spear for making the pivot to patient-centric organizations. If you build data standards, interoperability will follow. This is the philosophy of Aneesh Chopra, former CTO of the United States and current president of population health analytics company CareJourney. Speaking with Microsoft Corporate

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ONC data projects FHIR catching on at hospitals and practices in 2019

Thanks to 21st Century Cures Act requirements, private-sector innovation from companies such as Apple and many other factors, the U.S. “might be at a turning point when it comes to the adoption and implementation” of HL7’s FHIR standard, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.WHY IT MATTERSNearly four year after the

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EHR interoperability for VA and DoD, whos responsible? Lawmakers, officials can’t agree

The first House VA Subcommittee on Technology Modernization hearing revealed that officials and congressional members are not on the same page when it comes to governance.The Interagency Program Office (IPO) has not fulfilled its legal mandate to be the single point of accountability between the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs interoperability efforts.

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Health IT Instrumental in Revitalizing Mental Health, Preventive Care for New Mexico Hospital

Health IT Instrumental in Revitalizing Mental Health, Preventive Care for New Mexico Hospital Posted By Mary Butler on Aug 23, 2018 If healthcare leaders seriously put their minds to it, implementing new and efficient health IT solutions where they are needed most can play a role in truly transforming how care is delivered. In a

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How a New Mexico facility is using IT to battle addiction

By David Dallago, former McKinley County Commissioner and Dr. Donald Voltz, MD. McKinley County, New Mexico, is home to many Native Americans of Navajo decent living on a reservation. It borders on Gallup, N.M., which gained renown as “Drunk Town, USA” 30 years ago. For many years, Gallup ranked No. 1 nationally in the number

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New Mexico Hospital Battles Addiction with High Tech Prescriptions To Reach Out to Navajo Reservations

By David Dallago, Former Chairman of McKinley County Commission GALLUP, N. M. — New Mexican organizations are combining new behavioral health high tech and low-tech strategies to fight addiction across Navajo reservations in Northern New Mexico. In addressing some of the root causes of these issues, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation introduced the Pathway’s Project, a four-year program

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