Dear President Biden: A Healthcare Interoperability Wishlist for 2021

Original Article by Posted on April 5, 2021 by Lynda Rowe Your administration needs to establish a mandate requiring health systems that have data sharing capabilities to share their Covid-19 data in the next eight months. This includes Covid-19 test results, vaccination information, and other critical data. Dear President Biden, I know you have [...]

Interoperability Groups Team Up for Open Source Healthcare Developer Sandbox

Original Article by Posted on March 31, 2021 by Mike Miliard InterOp.Community – a joint project of the Interoperability Institute, IHE USA, Interopion and Red Hat – aims to advance health information sharing via open platforms and open source software. A quartet of interoperability standards groups and technology developers are joining forces to encourage [...]

Interoperability is Coming — at Last

Original Article by Posted on February 15, 2021 by Jared Kaltwasser Enforcement of rules to encourage the freer flow of healthcare data were delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are now scheduled to go into effect this year. Perhaps no industry better straddles the dichotomy between cutting-edge technology and inefficient obsolete devices than [...]

5 Steps for Interoperability Excellence for Healthcare Providers

Original Article by Posted on December 7, 2020 by by Shanti Wilson, Consultant, Freed Associates As if 2020 couldn’t be any more challenging for healthcare providers, new federal rules on interoperability and patient access, granting patients direct access to their healthcare data, begin taking effect in 2021 and will continue into 2022. These rules, [...]

The Digital World Seems to be Far More Open to Collaborating

Original Article by Posted on February 25, 2021 by Sara Mageit A panel of healthcare leaders shared how to capture and sustain advances in digital maturity made during COVID-19 at the HETT conference. Healthcare experts discussed how leaders of digitally mature hospitals can support the digital process of healthcare systems during the 'Achieving Digital [...]

How Health IT Interoperability Will Impact Healthcare in 2021

Original Article by Posted on January 11, 2021 by Christopher Jason The unexpectedness of 2020 will lead to greater patient data exchange, interoperability, and innovation. As the healthcare industry embraces a new year, it is taking the lessons it learned in 2020 to move forward. A focus on health IT interoperability could be the [...]

Health Data Leads Push for Iterative Approach to Interoperability

Original Article by Melissa Harris, February 22nd, 2021 Getting to interoperability standards is a journey, not a destination, and requires close collaboration with all parties. Federal health data officials called to view health information interoperability as a journey to be developed with end users and iterated over time rather than a major destination to [...]

Americans Want Federal Government to Make Sharing Electronic Health Data Easier

Original Article by Ben Moscovitch, Project Director, Health Information Technology Survey shows clear majorities support better patient matching and access to records A survey released Sept. 16 shows that clear majorities of Americans support efforts to improve how their medical information is shared among doctors and clinicians, and that they want greater access to [...]

Four Challenges to Achieving Healthcare Interoperability

Original Article by Vendors, Health IT businesses realize interoperability is key requirement for providers. One of the most significant requirements in providing high-quality care also is one of the most difficult to achieve — true interoperability between healthcare providers, systems, technology and the healthcare information each of these parties needs to achieve their respective [...]
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