Interoperability & Integration

2018: The Year of the Last Mile in Interoperability

One of the overarching goals of the 2009 Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, which was part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, was to require providers to move from paper to electronic documentation in order to make it easier to exchange patient information and coordinate care. Additionally, emergency medical

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Be Careful how you Fan the FHIR’s of Interoperability!

Now that the dust has settled from HIMSS 2018, interoperability was a hot topic that has promise for improving interaction between systems and entities.  Many are jumping on the FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) bandwagon as a methodology for improving interoperability.  This is great news for IDN’s, and for data accessibility across entities, but hopefully, the marketplace

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Zoeticx ProVizion Ties Integration of Physical and Behavioral Health To Deliver Revenue and Better Patient Care

By Donald Voltz, MD, Aultman Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology, Medical Director of the Main Operating Room, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Case Western Reserve University and Northeast Ohio Medical University. In his HIMSS keynote address, Alphabet’s former executive chairman and now current technical advisor Eric Schmidt warned attendees that the “future of healthcare lies in the

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Zoeticx ProVizion Apps Tie Behavioral and Physical Healthcare Data

By Donald Voltz, MD In his HIMSS keynote address, Alphabet’s former executive chairman and now current technical advisor Eric Schmidt warned attendees that the “future of healthcare lies in the need for killer apps.” But he also cautioned that the transition to a better digitally connected health future isn’t just one killer app, but a

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Zoeticx ProVizion Apps Integrate Behavioral and Physical Healthcare Data

By Donald Voltz, MD, Aultman Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology, Medical Director of the Main Operating Room, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Case Western Reserve University and Northeast Ohio Medical University In his HIMSS keynote address, Alphabet’s former executive chairman and now current technical advisor Eric Schmidt warned attendees that the “future of healthcare lies in the

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Zoeticx Pushing Forward, New Apps Aligning Physical and Behavioral Healthcare

By Donald Voltz, MD, Aultman Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology, Medical Director of the Main Operating Room, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Case Western Reserve University and Northeast Ohio Medical Despite calls at HIMSS 18 for new apps and greater HIT connectivity, Zoeticx and other healthcare innovators are pushing forward with the solutions to address just what

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Lessons from HIMSS 2018: The Need for Cloud, ‘Killer Apps’ and IoT Connectivity

By Special Guest Donald Voltz, MD, Anesthesiologist, Aultman Hospital and Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Case Western Reserve University and Northeast Ohio Medical University March 20, 2018 In his HIMSS keynote address, Alphabet’s former executive chairman and now current technical advisor Eric Schmidt warned attendees that the “future of healthcare lies in the need for killer

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Google new cloud API to address healthcare data interop challenges

Interoperability remains a major problem when it comes to managing healthcare data. In some large hospitals, even the sharing of information between care teams is sometimes difficult because the EHR system used in one department may be different from the EHRs used in other departments. To address these interoperability concerns, Google has launched a new

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