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Private-sector leaders craft health IT interoperability fix

By Darius Tahir  |  November 14, 2014

As pressure mounts for the federal government to compel healthcare vendors and providers to ease the flow of data across various programs and technologies, a group of private-sector leaders has developed its own interoperability road map with its own standards and incentives.

 $9.7 million award confirmed against Allscripts

$9.7 million award confirmed against Allscripts

By Joseph Conn  |  November 07, 2014

A North Carolina judge has confirmed an arbitration award of more than $9.7 million to Etransmedia Technology, a health IT services provider and a former value-added reseller of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions' MyWay health IT systems. The decision caps a 19-month legal battle.

CHIME Time: Building a better health-data highway

CHIME Time: Building a better health-data highway

By Charles Christian  |  November 04, 2014

We are at the end of the last reporting period for Stage 2 of meaningful use for hospitals and the beginning of the last reporting period for physician practices. However, it appears that the post-acute care industry has been stuck with the task of figuring out what to do with the data and...

Proposed interoperability overhaul finds boosters, doubters

Proposed interoperability overhaul finds boosters, doubters

By Joseph Conn  |  October 21, 2014

Healthcare IT experts are split on the promise of a new recommendation that the industry go boldly where the rest of the world has already gone before by modeling its architecture for health information exchange on the structure of the Internet.

Chip Kahn sees successes, missed opportunities in health IT

Chip Kahn sees successes, missed opportunities in health IT

By Chip Kahn  |  October 18, 2014

President Barack Obama's January 2009 pledge to “computerize the nation's health records in five years” largely has come to fruition. As we look to the future, it is critically important to continue striving to realize a larger vision for health information technology.

EHR interoperability solution offered by key IT panels

By Joseph Conn  |  October 16, 2014

Two key federally chartered health information technology advisory panels are recommending what would amount to, if implemented, a major paradigm shift in how health information is exchanged between providers and other data users, as well as in how it is accessed by patients.

ONC report confirms struggles on EHR interoperability

By Darius Tahir  |  October 09, 2014

Healthcare information-sharing is largely stuck in neutral, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's annual report on electronic health-record adoption, released Thursday.

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