Regenstrief Links LOINC, SNOMED to Drive Health Data Interoperability

LOINC, short for Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes, is a worldwide data standard used in 193 countries and available in 20 languages. The standard identifies health measurements, observations, and documents to support the identification, exchange, and collection of health data. Regenstrief Institute created and maintains the system, which is free to users. “Significant commitment and […]

ONC Awards $2M for Health IT Interoperability Projects

The second LEAP in Health IT awardee is Boston Children’s Hospital, one of the largest, most comprehensive pediatric medical centers nationwide. The hospital’s project centers on creating an open-source platform that enables access to high-quality, standardized healthcare data, focusing on the USCDI in FHIR format. Objectives of the project include: Formulate and implement an iterative […]

Overcoming Interoperability Challenges with Digital Fax and FHIR

A case in point  During a recent HIMSS Interoperability Showcase demonstration titled “Document burden reduction fax on FHIR,” health data exchange experts showed how modern standards and technologies can directly impact patient care and outcomes. Introducing Walter. Walter visited his dentist, who noticed a suspicious area in his upper right jaw that could be early-stage […]

MI HIE Teams Up with AI/AN Tribe for Bidirectional Interoperability

Yet, it’s worth noting that NHBP is no stranger to HIE technology. The tribe has been accessing MCIR VXU messages for nearly seven years and submitting to the ACRS since 2019. Nonetheless, their participation in the statewide network is a crucial development, “By actively participating in the health information exchange they will be able to […]

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 […]

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