Top Health IT Analytics Predictions, Priorities for This Year

INFRASTRUCTURE AND COLLABORATION Disparities in tech maturity at healthcare organizations are a major hurdle to increased collaboration and AI innovation, as health systems with the resources to invest in these areas will continue to advance and reap the benefits, while smaller organizations may not benefit at the same pace. “Like many things, generative AI and […]

Behind the Scenes of U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Rankings

Interacting With Healthcare Professionals The innovation in quality measurement and quality ratings is just the tip of the iceberg for industry collaboration, Harder added. While he stressed that the Best Hospital rankings are patient-facing and are intended for consumer use, he acknowledged that many organizations have their own uses for the ratings. It’s not uncommon […]

ONC Project Taps FHIR to Extract Over 40% of Clinical Data Registry

The project also explored the potential of using FHIR to extract and submit registry data effortlessly. During the January 2023 HL7 FHIR Connectathon, CRISP successfully demonstrated data extraction from EHRs and submission to the CathPCI Registry using a proof-of-concept application. James E. Tcheng, a cardiologist at Duke University School of Medicine and an informatics advisor […]

51 Percent of Hospitals Plan to Participate in TEFCA HIE Framework

The Sequoia Project, TEFCA’s recognized coordinating entity (RCE), recently published a document to assist qualified health information networks (QHINs), participants, and sub-participants in complying with Common Agreement flow-down obligations. “This resource, along with others the RCE has published, will save entities interested in joining TEFCA significant time, resources, and legal fees,” Tavernia and Everson wrote. […]

Medical TikTok Runs Rampant with Medical Misinformation

Loveland said social media platforms should do more to flag medical misinformation. Meanwhile, clinicians themselves should work to build a bigger online presence. “It’s clear that more needs to be done to flag misinformation on TikTok, including doctors becoming more heavily represented on the platform to combat misinformation with accurate, science-based information,” Loveland suggested. “In […]

Healthcare Orgs Face Imperative to Rebuild Good Healthcare Experience

READ MORE: Using Simulated Patient Communication to Teach Provider Empathy Around six in 10 said they want to know that their healthcare needs are being taken seriously and 52 percent said it’s important to be treated with dignity and respect. And for all the talk of healthcare consumerism, patients aren’t seeing things that way. Only […]

NC HIE Partnership Targets Care Coordination for Incarcerated Persons

Without electronic access to incarcerated patient health history, providers have previously had to rely upon self-reported medical records, the press release stated. “It’s a challenge across the health care industry for patients, whether they are incarcerated individuals or private citizens, to keep track of their list of medications or their most recent diagnosis,” Burris told […]

Collaboration Needed for Race, Ethnicity Data Collection, Exchange

First, they noted that to build an equity-oriented data system, groups should follow best practices from successful multistakeholder efforts, such as engaging key stakeholders early on and building community support. “Engaging with national and state partners is critical to promote buy-in; stakeholders want a path to deliver on REL data improvements that align with other […]

How FHIR APIs Can Support Genomic Data Sharing for Research, Patient Care

Stakeholders categorized challenges into six themes that point to the continued need for: Standards development and content for the integration of genomic data into clinical and research systems Support during implementation of genomic standards Flexible infrastructure to support the complexity of genomic data Supporting the utilization of genomic data according to the different needs of […]

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