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 [...]

Health Data Leads Push for Iterative Approach to Interoperability

Original Article by Melissa Harris, February 22nd, 2021 Getting to interoperability standards is a journey, not a destination, and requires close collaboration with all parties. Federal health data officials called to view health information interoperability as a journey to be developed with end users and iterated over time rather than a major destination to [...]

Americans Want Federal Government to Make Sharing Electronic Health Data Easier

Original Article by Ben Moscovitch, Project Director, Health Information Technology Survey shows clear majorities support better patient matching and access to records A survey released Sept. 16 shows that clear majorities of Americans support efforts to improve how their medical information is shared among doctors and clinicians, and that they want greater access to [...]

Welcome 2021 by Embracing 2020 Lessons

Original Article by Posted on December 22nd, 2020 Most of us, when asked to reflect on 2020, will quickly respond with “good riddance!” And there’s no doubt it has been the meetings industry’s most devastating year of our lifetimes. The economic losses, not to mention the personal ones, have been epic. It’s difficult to [...]