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 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 [...]

Identity Infrastructure Key for Interoperability, Health IT Security

Original Article by Posted on October 19, 2021 by Hannah Nelson As healthcare organizations comply with interoperability regulations, the adoption of an identity infrastructure can support health IT security. Healthcare organizations should take an identity-centric interoperability approach to minimize health IT security risks involved in compliance with patient data sharing provisions of the 21st […]

Assessing the Future of Public Health Data Exchange, Interoperability

Original Article by Posted on September 28, 2021 by Hannah Nelson Micky Tripathi, PhD, MPP, ONC national coordinator for health IT noted that the ONC is working with CDC to improve public health data exchange. As COVID-19 continues to underscore the need for an enhanced health interoperability infrastructure, a panel of past health IT [...]

The Importance Of Fully Interoperable Healthcare Systems

Original Article by Posted on May 28, 2021 by Erin Hayes Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer of Enquire, a leading innovator in the senior care industry.  The conversation around interoperability focuses mainly on EHR systems, the goal being to ensure that patients and their providers have access to all of their healthcare data. But the [...]

Tackling Interoperability with EHRs and Billing Systems from Different Vendors

Original Article by Posted on July 14, 2021 by Bill Siwicki Differing EHR vendors for inpatient and ambulatory abound, as they do for inpatient EHR and billing systems. What to do? An interoperability expert offers helpful advice. Although the topic and importance of interoperability has been discussed for years, according to new research from [...]

Cerner’s Interoperability Chief on Pandemic Lessons Learned and a New Product Offering

Original Article by Posted on June 30, 2021 by Bill Siwicki The company's VP of interoperability discusses the challenges of the past year-and-a-half, and describes the newest addition to the Cerner Unite suite, which can combine external and internal patient data in a more intuitive side-by-side view. Even with Cerner's more than 40 years [...]

Amazon Web Services Exec Talks Interoperability Lessons from the Past Year

Original Article by Posted on May 12, 2021 by Bill Siwicki AWS' worldwide technical leader for healthcare discusses advanced data sharing techniques, and describes real-world examples of information exchange helping solve challenges in the COVID-19 era. The biggest barrier to physicians having the most complete medical history for their patients at every point of [...]