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 […]

The History of Thanksgiving

Original Article by Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States, and Thanksgiving 2021 occurs on Thursday, November 25. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days […]

History of Veterans Day

World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations […]

Public Health Data Exchange, Health Equity Require Team Effort

Original Article by Posted on October 19, 2021 by Hannah Nelson Recent recommendations from a RWJF commission highlight the need for a public health data exchange infrastructure centered on health equity. All sectors, including government, philanthropy, and community-based organizations must work together to achieve health equity through a robust public health data exchange infrastructure, [...]

HIE Collaboratives Boost Interoperability Through Shared Best Practices

Original Article by Posted on March 3, 2021 by Hannah Nelson State and regional HIEs are helping to boost nationwide interoperability through collaboratives where health IT leaders can share best practices. September 07, 2021 - Health information exchanges (HIEs) are paving the way for nationwide interoperability, and HIE collaboratives are amplifying these efforts through shared [...]

The Digital World Seems to be Far More Open to Collaborating

Original Article by Posted on February 25, 2021 by Sara Mageit A panel of healthcare leaders shared how to capture and sustain advances in digital maturity made during COVID-19 at the HETT conference. Healthcare experts discussed how leaders of digitally mature hospitals can support the digital process of healthcare systems during the 'Achieving Digital [...]

How Health IT Interoperability Will Impact Healthcare in 2021

Original Article by Posted on January 11, 2021 by Christopher Jason The unexpectedness of 2020 will lead to greater patient data exchange, interoperability, and innovation. As the healthcare industry embraces a new year, it is taking the lessons it learned in 2020 to move forward. A focus on health IT interoperability could be the [...]