Interoperability & Integration

Health Wizz pilots blockchain and FHIR mobile app for EHRs

The startup is working in conjunction with Cape Fear Valley Health pilot test to add social features for Medicare beneficiaries with congestive heart failure. Health Wizz has updated and is piloting its unusual blockchain- and FHIR-enabled EHR aggregator mobile app, which uses blockchain to tokenize data, enabling patients to securely aggregate, organize, share, donate andor

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New Mexico Hospital Battles Addiction with Health Information Technology Apps – Electronic Health Reporter

By David Dallago, former chairman, McKinley County Commission. David Dallago McKinley County, New Mexico, is the namesake of the assassinated 25 U.S. President William McKinley. Many locals, particularly those Native Americans of Navajo decent living on reservations, have also been the victim of assassination, but in character in addition to physical attacks.  Three decades ago Gallup,

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How AI And Blockchain Could Deliver Interoperability In Healthcare

EHRs arent the boon to healthcare that we expected. They were supposed to make it easier for physicians to record and track patient data, improve patient care, and create interoperability between multiple healthcare systems.Digitization was still new when EHRs became the standard, so some disruption was expected. However, no one predicted that keeping up with

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Patient matching will lead to interoperability, Pew says

In a letter to CMS, Pew says patient matching unlocks critical information, but identification is often elusive and better standards are needed. The Pew Charitable Trusts is urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to tackle interoperability, patient identification and limited use of standards to describe clinical information.In a June 25 letter, Pew asserted

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Will CMS’s PI rule review be a sweet change or is it just pie in the sky?

Will CMS’s PI rule review be a sweet change or is it just pie in the sky? Written by Thanh Tran, CEO, Zoeticx and Donald Voltz, MD, Aultman Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology, Medical Director of the Main Operating Room  Federal healthcare organizations such as CMS have spent billions of dollars over the years trying to

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Achieving the Interoperability Promise of 21st Century Cures

Over the past decade, hospitals and physician offices have made tremendous gains in shifting their record-keeping from paper to computerized systems. This transition to electronic health records (EHRs) has engendered frustration among clinicians who expected computers to make their care more efficient, and among their patients who expected timely access to their information and seamlessly

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CMS’s PI interoperability rule change is a good start, but is there more it can address?

The healthcare industry has attempted to bridge the gap between medical data and quality patient care. In this guest post, Thanh Tran, CEO of a company that provides preventive care solutions by supporting and facilitating annual wellness visits, chronic care management and behavioral health, and Donald Voltz, MD, Medical Director of a hospital operating room,

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CMS’s Proposed PI Rule Changes: A Good Start, but is it Enough?

By Thanh Tran, CEO, Zoeticx Federal healthcare organizations, such as CMS, have spent billions of dollars over the years trying to bridge the gap between medical data and quality patient care with interoperability requirements and data integration, the mesh used to try and bridge the gap. Many government rules have been written to address the

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