health data interoperability

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HL7 FHIR Foundation Collaborates with Google Cloud Platform to Support FHIR Community

Press Release | Health Level Seven International (HL7), | February 19, 2017

Health Level Seven International (HL7), the global authority for interoperability in healthcare information technology with members in 55 countries, today announced that the HL7 FHIR Foundation is now working with Google to support HL7's Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard and the FHIR community using Google Cloud Platform. Google Cloud Platform plans to work with the HL7 FHIR Foundation to advance the health data interoperability efforts of both organizations by providing the underlying cloud technology for the HL7 FHIR developer community. This collaboration will provide the FHIR community with resources to learn, create and accelerate real life FHIR implementations...

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Notes on the August Meeting of the HIT Standards Committee

The August HIT Standards Committee meeting focused on the work ahead to accelerate interoperability.   It’s no longer about Meaningful Use, it’s about Meaningful healthcare information exchange. I offered my opinion about the work ahead.  ONC is in the middle of regulation writing for Meaningful Use Stage 3, so the standards work of the next 10 weeks is not going to be incorporated into the NPRM. Read More »

Obama and Biden Blast EHR Vendors for Data Blocking

As they are winding their terms in office, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden dropped a stink bomb on the health IT industry. Speaking at different events on Friday, January 9th, the President and Vice President both criticized proprietary electronic health record (EHR) vendors as the primary obstacle to the success of their administration’s health care strategy. This is the highest level acknowledgement so far of the serious impact that “lock-in” EHR software vendors are having on America’s medical infrastructure and the ability of physicians to provide medical care.

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ONC Playbook Breaks Down Health IT, EHR Tasks and Buzzwords

Jennifer Bresnick | HealthIT Analytics | September 27, 2016

The healthcare industry seems to be largely driven by buzzwords: quick and snappy phrases that reduce complex, difficult, expensive and often confusing initiatives into keywords that may not mean much to the uninitiated. From big data and population health management to electronic health records and value-based care, these short and sweet terms have come to define the new direction of one of the nation’s largest sectors...

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Peter Levin, Co-Founder & CEO, Amida Technology Solutions, To Deliver Keynote At Connected Health Conference, Focusing On Health Data Interoperability

Press Release | Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA) | September 22, 2016

The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA) today announced that Peter L. Levin, PhD, co-founder and CEO, Amida Technology Solutions, will deliver a keynote presentation at the Connected Health Conference on the morning of Tuesday December 13, 2016. Levin's keynote will focus on data interoperability and patient access to their personal health information. "From simple ideas like parental access to immunization records, to life-saving access to clinical trials registries, control of our personal health information is critical," said Richard Scarfo, Vice President, PCHA, and Director of the Connected Health Conference. "Peter is on the vanguard of helping companies collect, aggregate reconcile and transform their health information. His insights on secure, reliable access to patient data will be of great interest to our audience."...

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RosettaHealth Showcases Power of Community in Breaking Down Health Data Exchange Barriers at HIMSS 2018

Press Release | RosettaHealth | February 22, 2018

RosettaHealth, an innovative and secure, big health data interoperability platform, today announced that it will be hosting a “community” of organizations making true strides in breaking down health data exchange barriers at HIMSS 2018. Joined by HASA, the community HIE for North, South and West Texas, IMAT Solutions, SocialClime and Shatzkin Systems in HIMSS Booth #11418, RosettaHealth will showcase how it takes a diverse cast of HIEs, vendors, and startups to make health data exchange truly work. “It’s no secret that breaking down the barriers of health data interoperability is a major challenge in the healthcare arena, which will surely be a major discussion topic at HIMSS 2018,” said Buff Colchagoff, CEO of RosettaHealth. “This HIMSS we’re demonstrating how ubiquitous health data exchange comes to life when you act as a community.”

Taking Stock: Interoperability and National Health IT Week

Jeff Smith | Medium | October 6, 2017

During a two-hour panel discussion hosted by ONC this week, yours truly provided views on the current state of interoperability. In celebration of National Health IT Week, panelists were asked to provide their thoughts on the biggest advancements made in interoperability, ways that government and industry should work together, and concerns about future challenges...

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The Postmodern EHR: The Data Layer

This second approach entails defining a data layer, which is the most important aspect of the Postmodern EHR architecture from my previous post. Why is this the most important layer? Most healthcare organizations are beginning to realize that their data is more valuable than their applications. Data has become a key asset, since good data is key to improving outcomes, managing chronic disease and enabling population health management. And it needs to be managed for the lifetime of the patient. Which application is going to last that long? What happens to health data when we switch applications?

Vets Call for VA EHR Optimization, Interoperability Advances

Sara Heath | EHR Intelligence | September 15, 2016

The Department of Veterans Affairs needs an overhaul of its Veterans Information Systems and Technology Architecture (Vista) EHR — either in the form of EHR optimization or a commercial EHR replacement — to improve care quality for American veterans, several veterans groups have claimed. Purchasing a commercial EHR may alleviate some of the VA’s issues in developing a robust health IT system, Harvey suggested. Few hearing witnesses disagreed that VA’s health IT infrastructure and EHR system need a significant overhaul...

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