The White House gathered a group of interoperability boosters for its forum on healthcare data interoperability, where the CMS and others pushed for greater data exchange, including for patients.
CommonWell members and Carequality participants will now have an easier time exchanging patient data, an example of vendor-driven interoperability.
The fax machine has proved to be difficult to remove from the healthcare communication chain, though efforts to do so are increasing.
Provider organizations can use health information exchange to pull information about patients who've left areas hit by the hurricane.
The commerce giant could give traditional industry vendors a run for their money as it eyes electronic health records, retail clinics and other mainstays of healthcare delivery.
Google, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Salesforce came together to pledge for greater interoperability in healthcare. To achieve it, they'll have to simultaneously move against and with the grain of the healthcare industry.
Interoperability, Medicaid fraud, Premier's latest financial results and a listening session on proposed changes to Medicare's physician fee schedule will be in the news this week.
HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf says creating actionable information is the key to driving improvement and innovation across the industry.
Patient-directed data exchange might be the industry's best hope for achieving some form of interoperability.
In a hearing before members of Congress, the CMS principal deputy administrator stressed the importance of giving patients control over their own healthcare.
The Trusted Exchange Framework Task Force asked the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to let the private sector hammer out the details of implementation of its interoperability and data-sharing framework.
The ONC released a draft version of its interoperability framework, in which it sets out principles for health information networks to adopt to more effectively share digital health information.