Interoperability & Integration

After interoperability: FHIR is the gateway for AI

Once the specification gains wider use for data exchange, it will open the doors for more advanced uses of data, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, IBM, Google and Microsoft executives said at HIMSS19. ORLANDO HL7s FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) is largely seen as an enabler of health data exchange, which of course it

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HIMSS19 Q&A: Surescripts CEO Tom Skelton on efforts to take on high prescription drug prices, interoperability

When it comes to some of the biggest issues in healthcare from prescription drug prices to interoperability, e-prescribing company Surescripts has a big potential role to play. And the software company has been working to grab that mantle, rapidly expanding its footprint from digitizing prescriptions to its latest effort to allow physicians to see the

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HL7 gives a glimpse of FHIR 5

Health Level 7 International on Monday offered a peek at its roadmap for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, aka FHIR 5.WHY IT MATTERSFHIR is widely viewed as holding great promise for enabling health data sharing among vendors, providers, payers, government, health information exchanges and other entities. THE LARGER TRENDHL7 earlier this month posted the eagerly awaited

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Vanderbilt combines AI and Smart on FHIR in an EHR voice assistant

“Voice user interfaces are an essential step to humanizing the EHR,” says Vanderbilt University Medical Centers Dr. Yaa Kumah-Crystal, who will be speaking at HIMSS19. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is one of the first provider organizations to develop a voice assistant for electronic health records that can give verbal summaries back to providers using natural

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Interoperability and the Women Leading the Digital Transformation

The healthcare marketplace is evolving from a business-to-business to a business-to-consumer model and research shows that these consumers are overwhelmingly female. As healthcare becomes more consumer driven and consumers demand interoperable solutions, its important to make sure women have a seat at the table when making strategic tech decisions about interoperability. Consumer loyalty is being

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Pew: Here’s what APIs need to succeed for healthcare

Application programming interfaces are all the rage in healthcare and just about every other industry undergoing digital transformation. And with the release of Health Level 7s Fast Health Interoperability Resources 4 earlier this month, the excitement around open APIs, FHIR and data interoperability just kicked into a higher gear.Increasing the use of APIs could represent

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The 3 Sides To Building FHIR

The FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) standard has reached a key milestone with release 4. The standard itself, and vendor support, have attained a plateau of maturity, and the industry is anticipating its potential benefits. Now, an important question lingers will this revision of FHIR bring the ecosystem closer to a single standard of interoperability?Originally

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