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A New Pothole on the Health Interoperability Superhighway

Adrian Gropper | The Health Care Blog | August 15, 2017

On July 24, the new administration kicked off their version of interoperability work with a public meeting of the incumbent trust brokers. They invited the usual suspects Carequality, CARIN Alliance, CommonWell, Digital Bridge, DirectTrust, eHealth Exchange, NATE, and SHIEC with the goal of driving for an understanding of how these groups will work with each other to solve information blocking and longitudinal health records as mandated by the 21st Century Cures Act...

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Can Open Source EHRs Offer a New Path for Health IT Usability?

Jennifer Bresnick | Health IT Analytics | March 28, 2017

In an article published in JMIR Medical Informatics, researchers from the University of California-Davis decided to explore the small but intriguing world of open source EHRs, which may fit very neatly into the growing interest in application programming interfaces, FHIR, and other open data standards that encourage customized mix-and-match health IT development without the historical pitfalls of proprietary systems. Using data from 2014, the researchers identified 54 open source projects that met the HHS definition of an electronic health record.  At the time, four of those packages had achieved Certified EHR Technology status from the ONC.

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Carequality and CommonWell Health Alliance Agree on Connectivity and Collaboration to Advance Interoperability

Press Release | commonwell Health Alliance | December 13, 2016

CommonWell Health Alliance and Carequality announced today an agreement to increase health IT connectivity nationwide. The agreement provides additional health data sharing options to a broad range of stakeholders across healthcare, and has three aspects:

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Carequality Interoperability Framework Published

Press Release | Carequality, The Sequoia Project | December 7, 2015

Carequality today announced publication of the Carequality Interoperability Framework. The comprehensive Framework consists of multiple elements, including legal terms, policy requirements, technical specifications, and governance processes, which operationalize data sharing under the previously approved Principles of Trust. The Framework is now available for health information exchange networks, vendors, payers, and others across the healthcare ecosystem to adopt, providing a practical approach to unlocking previously unseen levels of connectivity. Read More »

Carequality Launches Significant Industry-Wide Effort Focused On Achieving Interoperability Between Existing And Emerging HIE Networks

Press Release | Healtheway, Carequality | February 24, 2014

Healtheway today announced the formation of Carequality (pronounced “care-e-quality”), a new initiative dedicated to accelerating progress in health data exchange  among multi-platform networks, healthcare providers, electronic health record (EHR) vendors and health information exchange (HIE) vendors. [...] Read More »

Congress is its own roadblock to interoperability

Marla Durben Hirsch | Fierce EMR | April 8, 2015

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has received a large number of comments on its draft interoperability road map. Some commenters have praised it; others have offered criticisms. Yet, we can't ignore that ONC is not alone at the interoperability drawing board. Both the CommonWell Health Alliance and Carequality, Healtheway's interoperability initiative, are forging ahead with their own initiatives. There also are the health information exchanges, with their different rules, operating models and governance structures.

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Five Healthcare IT Leaders Adopt Carequality Interoperability Framework

Press Release | Carequality, The Sequoia Project | January 21, 2016

Carequality, an initiative of The Sequoia Project, today announced initial implementers of the Carequality Interoperability Framework released in December 2015. The companies are athenahealth®, eClinicalWorks, Epic, NextGen Healthcare and Surescripts. The five organizations have agreed to provide health information exchange services for their customers under the comprehensive Framework, which consists of legal terms, policy requirements, technical specifications, and governance processes. The Framework is an operationalization of the groundbreaking Principles of Trust to enable nationwide health information exchange. Read More »

Greenway Founding Member Of Carequality Data Exchange Initiative

Press Release | Carequality, Greenway | February 24, 2014

Greenway® is joining more than two dozen healthcare organizations representing providers, retail health, health information exchanges, health information technology, payers and other multi-platform networks in founding and supporting roles of Carequality (“care-e-quality”) during its launch at the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society Annual Conference and Exhibition (HIMSS14) in Orlando. Read More »

Group of Electronic Health Record Vendors To Become Officially Interoperable

Zina Moukheiber | Forbes.com | June 10, 2014

A group of electronic health record vendors that announced to much fanfare plans to facilitate the exchange of patient data more than a year ago, will start rolling out that facility to their customers this summer...CommonWell Health Alliance members, which include Cerner, McKesson, Allscripts, athenahealth and Greenway, have embedded within their software code that allows health care providers to find and share a patient’s medical information, wherever it might be...

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Halamka on the Most Important Interoperability Story of 2016

You may have missed or not understood the implications of this press release.  Here's a guest post from Micky Tripathi, the CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative that explains everything you need to know: "This summary provides some additional information on the recently announced interoperability agreement between CommonWell and The Sequoia Project (Carequality).  For full disclosure, I am on the Board of Directors of The Sequoia Project, a contractor to CommonWell, and participated in the discussions leading to the agreement.  The description below does not necessarily reflect the views of either of these organizations or any of the named vendors...

Healtheway Announces 2015 Board Members

Press Release | Healtheway | December 9, 2014

Healtheway, a non-profit, public-private collaborative focused on advancing the implementation of interoperable health information exchange, today announced the members of its board of directors for fiscal year 2015. The new board includes a combination of individuals who have served on the board for many years as well as new additions to the organization's leadership structure...

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Healtheway Announces Appointment of Carequality Leadership

Press Release | Healtheway, Carequality | November 3, 2014

Leadership Committees Include Representation From Providers, Pharmacies, Long-Term and Post-Acute Care, Consumers, Government, Standards Development Organizations and Vendors Read More »

Healtheway Convenes Carequality To Take HIE To Next Level

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | February 24, 2014

What will it take to ratchet health information exchange up to the next level? The answer pretty much anyone paying attention would fire back: interoperability. Which is not to suggest that will be easy. Read More »

Healtheway Interoperability Initiative Will Push For Standardized Connectivity

Marla Durben Hirsch | FierceEMR | February 24, 2014

Healtheway, the nonprofit public/private collaborative chartered to advance the nationwide implementation of interoperable health information exchange, has unveiled a new initiative to bring the industry together to provide a standardized framework for connectivity. Read More »

Hospital Health Information Exchange by the Numbers

Kyle Murphy, PhD | EHR Intelligence | February 8, 2016

Health information exchange technology is in use among hospitals across the country.
While advancing interoperability is the aim of several current federal health IT initiatives, health information exchange is already occurring. The mechanisms for exchanging health data exchange differ as to their output and usability, but they do bridge information gaps between healthcare providers...

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