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 [...]

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, [...]