The highly anticipated final recommendations from the JASON task force arrived on Wednesday afternoon. JASON, a group of independent scientists who advise the federal government, issued a November 2013 report to Health and Human Services, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Agency for Health Research and Quality on the matter of interoperability.
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On October 15, 2014 the ONC convened the first joint meeting of the Health Information Technology Policy and Standards Committees. We spent the day discussing interoperability in the health information ecosystem.
Ask Joy: This Week – HIE’s Why & How to Connect I’m new to all of this talk about Health Information Exchanges. Why and how should I connect to an HIE? Let’s start at the beginning and work our way up. Health Information Exchanges (HIE) offer a secure method of sharing vital patient information electronically […]
Third Annual NY eHealth Collaborative Digital Health Conference By Sarianne Gruber, MPH, MS SG Healthcare Analytics LLC Thanks to an invitation from HITECH Answers, I attended the Third Annual New York eHealth Collaborative Digital Health Conference on November 14 and 15 in New York City. The event was attended by 1,200 healthcare decision makers and […]
Reason for Optimism About Health Information Exchange By Brian Ahier, writing for iHealthBeat.org The stars seem to be aligned for rapid progress in health information exchange. We are fast approaching a point in the development of the Health Internet where ubiquitous exchange of health data to improve care coordination and health care quality and ultimately lower costs […]
By John Moore, Founder & Managing Partner Chilmark Research @john_chilmark Now that NwHIN has been spun-out into the public-private entity Healtheway one has to wonder exactly what value they can deliver to market that will sustain them as they attempt to ween themselves from the federal spigot. Healtheway has no lack of challenges ahead but they […]