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Interoperability—A dream deferred

Interoperability—A dream deferred

By Merrill Goozner  |  April 17, 2015

As a STEM kid in the 1960s, nothing inspired me more than President John F. Kennedy's 1961 vow to land a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

Epic, other EHR vendors agree to waive record-sharing fees

By Joseph Conn  |  April 15, 2015

After years of saddling their customers and outside firms with substantial fees for interfaces and other costs for interoperability, vendors of electronic health-record systems are now engaged in what looks like an interoperability price war.

Health IT chief DeSalvo urges more patients to seek access to electronic records

By Joseph Conn  |  April 15, 2015

ONC chief Dr. Karen DeSalvo stopped short of denouncing a recently released CMS proposed rule that patient-engagement advocates say is a step backward for their cause. Instead, she hopes a “call to action” by Dr. Farzad Mostashari seeking to force the CMS to walk back the proposed rule...

Video: ONC head Dr. Karen DeSalvo on setting health data free

Video: ONC head Dr. Karen DeSalvo on setting health data free

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 15, 2015

Dr. Karen DeSalvo, the head of HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, says it's time to take the data created by the sweeping adoption of electronic health records and set it free. Her office is under pressure to make that happen.

Still not talking: Health IT interoperability remains elusive

Still not talking: Health IT interoperability remains elusive

By Joseph Conn  |  April 11, 2015

Interoperability of electronic health records remains a bridge too far for many providers, despite more than a decade of federal emphasis on information exchange and $29.1 billion spent on federal EHR incentive payments tied to requirements mandating interoperable systems.

Identifying health IT as a strategic asset

Identifying health IT as a strategic asset

By By H. Stephen Lieber  |  April 11, 2015

The value of health information technology covers much more than those five words might imply. All of us, as members of the healthcare community, strive to find and use the most effective tools and methods to improve patient care.

ONC outlines plans to curb EHR 'blocking'

By Darius Tahir  |  April 11, 2015

A government report released last week slammed providers and health information technology vendors for a pattern of business practices that are effectively blocking the easy transfer of electronic health records.

ICD-10 survey finds delay may have been 'self-perpetuating'

By Joseph Conn  |  April 08, 2015

The healthcare industry is being haunted by past delays in its preparations for the planned conversion this fall to ICD-10 diagnostic and procedure codes, according to the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange.

HIMSS praises ONC for letting IT industry find its own way to interoperability

By Joseph Conn  |  April 08, 2015

HHS' road map for improving the electronic exchange of health data omits a prescriptive route to its destination. That's a good thing, according to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. Other parts of the plan are cause for concern, the trade group says.

Hospitals should 'friend' Facebook; quality ratings could benefit

Hospitals should 'friend' Facebook; quality ratings could benefit

By Sabriya Rice  |  April 01, 2015

Hospitals may want to devote more attention to the power of social media, according to a recent study looking at the correlation between hospitals' Facebook ratings and how well they performed on 30-day readmission rates.

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