What Are HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability (FHIR) Accelerators?

FAST ONC founded the HL7 FHIR at Scale Taskforce (FAST) initiative in 2017 to accelerate the scalability of FHIR across the industry by defining a standard set of infrastructure solutions for prior authorization and authentication workflows, patient matching, and identity management. The public-private partnership transitioned FAST to an official HL7 FHIR Accelerator in May 2022 to continue […]

Training, Interoperability Key for Electronic Health Information Sharing

Many organizations reported that training across and within departments, as well as with patients, was a priority for EHI sharing. Frequent provider-to-patient education helps patients understand their options to get and share their EHI. Further, workshop participants said that greater education on EHI sharing options led to higher rates of patient engagement. Additionally, participants noted […]

Advancing Interoperability to Support Informed Healthcare

Building trust: the workflows around shared data The practice of medicine has a high standard when it comes to clinical evidence. Incomplete or inaccurate data in the patient record could easily lead to confusion and frustration for clinicians. New interoperability solutions provide the means to unify patient data without overwhelming clinical staff in the process. […]

HL7 Launches GenomeX Community to Enhance Genomic Data Interoperability

Building on the progress of the HL7 Clinical Genomics Work Group, including its FHIR Genomics Implementation Guide, CodeX’s GenomeX community will design scalable pilots that use FHIR Genomics for multiple use cases. Proposed use cases are: • FHIR Genomics Data Exchange: Designing and building scalable FHIR Genomics interfaces to support interoperability of genomic data from […]

What Providers Should Know About the ONC Interoperability Rule

What Data Applies to the Information Blocking Rule Understanding ONC information blocking rule compliance depends upon a clear understanding of HIPAA-defined terms related to patient health information, according to a HealthITBuzz blog post written by ONC’s Kathryn Marchesini and Michael Lipinski. “EHI is defined as electronic protected health information (ePHI)  to the extent that it would be included […]

3 Use Cases for Health Data Interoperability in Patient-Centered Care

Transitions of Care Interoperability Health IT stakeholders are also working to advance interoperability between primary care providers (PCPs) and specialists. Just as a circle has 360 degrees, Holly Miller, MD, MBA, FHIMSS, chief medical officer of MedAllies, says data exchange needs to be a closed-loop process to enable care coordination. That’s what she’s trying to accomplish […]

How to Improve Data Normalization in Healthcare

How can healthcare systems improve data normalization? Refer to the ISA and standardize across your system first There are a handful of interoperability rules that providers and payers must comply with, such as the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access final rule, but outside of these, systems have some freedom with regard to how they code […]

CalHHS Data Exchange Framework Takes Aim at Health Equity

Real-time health data can also help the state assess the impact of programs, operations, and payment arrangements to identify opportunities for improvement. Ohanian noted that data privacy and security will guide the state’s data exchange efforts. “We must collect, exchange, and use health and human service information in a secure manner that promotes trust, ensures […]

How HIEs Support Interoperability Use Cases for Payers, Providers

She also noted that CCHIE works with organizations to help them overcome some of the challenges they might face with their EHR vendors when it does come to data sharing. “That’s where the HIEs really play an important role, is being a mediator, a facilitator, an interpreter, that sort of thing,” she said. “I think that’s […]

How FHIR Data Standard Implementation Enhances Interoperability

Original Article by www.ehrintelligence.com Posted on December 6, 2021 by Hannah Nelson University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) has adopted the FHIR data standard to enhance interoperability and intraoperability at the organization. As healthcare organizations look to enhance their interoperability efforts and comply with ONC information blocking regulations, many stakeholders are adopting application programming interfaces [...]
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