Immunization Integration Program’s Next Set of Priorities Selected to Improve Immunization Interoperability and Information Sharing
The Immunization Integration Program’s next set of priorities have been selected to improve immunization interoperability and information sharing, to begin in 2023. The program is a collaborative partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Immunization Registry Association and HIMSS.
Epic Launches Connection Hub: Open to All Developers
Epic announces Connection Hub, a place for vendors to share their ability to interoperate with Epic software. The new site, which opens January 9, 2023, will allow any vendor with a connection to Epic to list their app and self-report if they have achieved successful data exchange.
Lyniate Merges with CareCom, Further Extending Capabilities of Interoperability Leader
Lyniate, a global provider of healthcare data interoperability, and CareCom, a provider of healthcare terminology management solutions including HealthTerm and CareIndexing, have entered into a definitive merger agreement.
ZeOmega First in U.S. to Achieve “Security & Interoperability Trifecta”
ZeOmega is the first and only population health management (PHM) organization to have successfully passed all three comprehensive data security and interoperability testing programs, known as the “Security and Interoperability Trifecta.” By passing all three testing programs, ZeOmega and its interoperability platform, platform, HealthUnity, are certified as meeting and exceeding the highest industry-defined requirements for data exchange and information security.
EHNAC Releases New 2022 Accreditation Criteria Versions for Public Review through November 29
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body for organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data, today announced that it has posted new versions of program criteria for its 20 accreditation programs for public review. The open process for adopting criteria will commence on September 27, 2021 and end on November 29, 2021.
Interoperability and patient access just became law
When President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act (HR 34) into law in December, the world of healthcare IT was turned on its ear. Interoperability and access – two concepts that have eluded old-school healthcare IT vendors – became enshrined as the cornerstone of the newest and most comprehensive healthcare innovation legislation to date. In addition, although […]
Looking ahead: The future of healthcare delivery in 2017 and beyond
Well, the election results are in with significant changes proposed with respect to the Affordable Care Act. While what ultimately gets implemented in law will unfold over time, the desire to reign in the cost of healthcare is shared by both major political parties. As big as they may be, these will be changes in […]
Hospira and Iatric Systems partner to deliver smart pump-EMR interoperability to hospitals
Iatric Systems, a healthcare technology company dedicated to helping healthcare organizations enhance their IT investments, and Hospira, a Pfizer Company and leading provider of infusion technologies, today announced a formal partnership to develop interoperability between Hospira’s smart infusion devices and Iatric Systems Accelero Connect integration software solution. Hospira and Iatric Systems have signed a development […]
Sheridan Memorial Hospital first to implement interoperable alarm technology between Cerner and Hospira
Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, and Hospira, a Pfizer company and leading provider of infusion technologies, today announced that Sheridan Memorial Hospital in Sheridan, Wyoming, is the first hospital to integrate Cerner’s CareAware Event Management secondary alerting solution with Hospira infusion system Alarm Forwarding technology. CareAware Event Management is designed to route alerts […]
Availity announces support of FHIR standard for healthcare data exchange
Availity, the nation’s largest real-time health information network, announced that it will be using the HL7 FHIR standard for sharing critical data between payers and providers, including patient eligibility and benefits, lab tests, diagnoses, medical attachments, ADT, and other healthcare information. Availity is currently implementing a FHIR solution for both solicited and unsolicited medical attachments. […]
How clinical decision support fills gaps in clinical data for higher quality care
As long as the healthcare industry lacks true interoperability among dissimilar systems, clinicians will have incomplete patient information at the point of care. This includes gaps over time, as when a clinician is unaware of imaging tests already completed, and gaps across care team members who record documentation in separate systems. Both types of gaps […]
AirStrip calls for end of data blocking as part of National Health IT Week
Health information technology (HIT) plays a crucial role in improving healthcare delivery, but the practice of data blocking is denying patients the best care possible. As a partner in National Health Information Technology (NHIT) Week, which starts today and runs through September 30, mobile interoperability leader AirStrip is calling for change. “HIT must be integrated and […]
Is the technology gap the reason why medical errors are the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S.?
Hardly a day goes by without some new revelation of an information technology mess in the United States that seems like an endless round of the old radio show joke contest, “Can You Top This” except that increasingly the joke is on us. From nuclear weapons updated with floppy disks to needless deaths from medical […]
The critical path to value: Community wide, coordinated care delivery
Community wide, coordinated care delivery is a foundational element of a successful transition to value-based payment models. The future success, in fact the future viability, of all healthcare organizations depends on it. Unfortunately, vendors have not made it easy. With few exceptions, the billions of dollars spent on electronic health records (EHR’s) and health information […]
HHS announces $1.5 million in funding opportunities to advance common health data standards
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today released two funding opportunities, offered by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), worth $1.5 million designed to build on the efforts of the federal government and private industry around the use of common standards that support the sharing of health […]