By John P. Kansky - A few months ago, Health Affairs, a leading journal of health policy thought and research, published an article by Dr. Julia Adler-Milstein and colleagues that found that the number of health information exchanges is declining.
By D’Arcy Gue - It’s no exaggeration to say that our EHR systems’ lack of interoperability is the single strongest barrier to nationwide population health management.
By Christian Kratsas - Communication between primary care physicians (PCPs) and the specialists they refer patients to is paramount to the overall best outcome for the patient. Much of the communication breakdown lies in outdated protocols and manual workflows that some organizations continue to employ.
By Jack H. Evans - It’s not a CCDA. Really… it’s not. Sometimes, acronyms feel like a recipe for a headache. There’s nothing quite like initials to make communications hard. Technology is full of them, though, and so is medicine. We’re at the intersection of both industries, on a street corner I call “Acronym Central.”
By Grant Elliott - Having patients feel safe sharing sensitive health information is critical to the future of informed population health. How can you ensure that you are compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) when sharing this information with 3rd parties?
WEDI, the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange and a trusted advisor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced the speaker lineup for WEDI 2017 - Driving Solutions in a Changing Healthcare Environment.
A HIMSS Highlight with Shan Alfreds, COO of HealthInfoNet, Maine's HIE. The exchange no contains virtually all medical records for the state's residents along with the majority of the healthcare facilities. Hear how Maine is creating so much success.
Most people would agree that getting the best medical care would be much easier if there was a way to connect all providers. Today, many patients visit more providers than their general practitioner on a regular basis, and healthcare organizations can have difficulty coordinating health information between their various providers.
Join ONC for the inaugural Interoperability in Action Day highlighting many of the successful standards and technology progress advancing the exchange of health information over the past year.
Q&A with Alan Portela, CEO of AirStrip. Interoperability and our progress towards it is a topic Mr. Portela speaks passionately about, and I had a chance to ask him what his thoughts were on the gains the industry is making post-HIMSS.
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