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A model using data from Google Flu Trends and weather forecasting techniques could predict the peak of flu outbreaks in specific areas more than seven weeks in advance, according to researchers from...
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The Day “View, Download, and Transmit” Died by @JimTate

The Day “View, Download, and Transmit” Died by @JimTate | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Proposed rules released last week have effectively gutted the most troublesome of the “patient engagement” requirements. The issue is the sudden collapse of requirements related to “patient engagement”. There had been intense pushback against the measures that required patients to come to a provider’s portal or send a secure message to their provider. 

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George W. Bush on health IT: 'Logical solutions become inevitable'

George W. Bush on health IT: 'Logical solutions become inevitable' | #HITsm | Scoop.it
At HIMSS15 on Wednesday, the 43rd president and early champion of health IT weighed in on world events, his family's political legacy and his firsthand experience with the fact that
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Learning From Our Interoperability Failures | @fredtrotter

Learning From Our Interoperability Failures | @fredtrotter | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Currently, when healthcare data moves in this country it does it using fax machines and patient sneaker-nets. Automated digital interoperability is still in its earliest stages, mostly it has a history of being actively resisted by both the EHR vendors and large healthcare providers. We, as an industry, should be doing better, and our failure to do so is felt everyday by patients across the country.

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HL7 FHIR and Corepoint Health featured on The Health Care Blog

HL7 FHIR and Corepoint Health featured on The Health Care Blog | #HITsm | Scoop.it

In the article, titled FHIR: Technology and Governance, Rob discusses why the new standard is so popular in health IT circles and why it is a key advancement in the industry's quest for real interoperability, including the use of mobile devices and the inclusion of patient-generated health data in EHR systems. However, the intent of Rob's post is to highlight the need for governance in order for FHIR to avoid the same adoption issues that have plagued Direct Project. 

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EHR adoption up, challenges in interoperability and meaningful use remain

EHR adoption up, challenges in interoperability and meaningful use remain | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Senate panel hears of woes in implementing electronic health records as lawmakers mull legislation to ease the administrative burden in health IT systems.
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FHIR Lights the Way to Interoperability - iHealthBeat

FHIR Lights the Way to Interoperability - iHealthBeat | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Interoperability, the electronic exchange of patient information between IT systems, continues to elude many in the health care industry. A draft standard -- called Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, or FHIR -- could change that by unlocking data held in electronic health record silos.
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The Role of a Modern Interface Engine in Healthcare eBook

The Role of a Modern Interface Engine in Healthcare eBook | #HITsm | Scoop.it
"The Role of an Interface Engine in Modern Healthcare" E-Book.

A modern healthcare environment demands that an interface engine do more than just connect one point to another.

The role of the interface engine must meet the requirements of a new generation of productive, connected, and efficient healthcare environments. Explored are the five major areas where the role of an interface engine is applicable within a modern healthcare environment.
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Spring Deliveries from Washington

Spring Deliveries from Washington | #HITsm | Scoop.it

If you’ve been putting your head in the sand before – you can now see that both Congress and the Administration have put out formative proposals with a common thread:  fee-for-service is a sinking ship.  It’s time to get off soon, folks.  Are you ready?

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INFOGRAPHIC: Electronic Health Records History | HealthIT.gov

INFOGRAPHIC: Electronic Health Records History | HealthIT.gov | #HITsm | Scoop.it

80% of Americans who have access to their health data use it!

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Senate looks at interoperability for electronic health records -- FCW

Senate looks at interoperability for electronic health records -- FCW | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Experts tell committee that business models, not technology, are the main obstacle to better sharing across systems.
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At a March 17 hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, lawmakers explored the progress on EHR adoption. Committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said the Obama administration "seems to have complicated the process by rushing ahead with penalties for those who don't adopt EHR systems," even though systems that are certified by Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT can fail to offer the necessary functionality or conform to program requirements.

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Doctors say data fees are blocking health reform

Doctors say data fees are blocking health reform | #HITsm | Scoop.it
As they move to exchange patient information with hospitals and other health care partners, doctors are suffering sticker shock: The vendors of the health care software want thousands of dollars to unlock the data so they can be shared. It may take an act of Congress to provide relief. The fees are thwarting the goals of the $30 billion federal push...
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The Interoperability Paradigms of HL7 FHIR | @RobBrull

The Interoperability Paradigms of HL7 FHIR | @RobBrull | #HITsm | Scoop.it

HL7 FHIR plans to support four interoperability paradigms, which are distinct ways of utilizing FHIR to best accommodate varying workflows. The four paradigms and when they might be used are:

REST – Small, light-weight exchanges with low coupling between systems

Messages – Communicate multiple resources in a single exchange

Documents – Focus is on persistence when data spans multiple resources

Services – Use a custom service when capabilities of other paradigms don’t fit requirement

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HIMSS15: Health IT Leaders 3.0 & The Venture + Forum

HIMSS15: Health IT Leaders 3.0 & The Venture + Forum | #HITsm | Scoop.it

I made it to Chicago Sunday morning and hit the ground running. After arriving at the mammoth McCormick Center I headed to the CHIME meeting just as several hundred CIOs were returning from lunch. Three of the industry’s most prominent CIOs  were the keynote speakers for a session entitled, “Health IT Leader 3.0 Great Ideas In Action.” Ed Marx of Texas Health Resources shared his insights on employee engagement, while Patricia Skarulis of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center discussed security. Finally Timothy Stettheimer of Ascension Information Services offered some great wisdom on life and work balance.

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The Coming Health Tech Disruption | The Health Care Blog

The Coming Health Tech Disruption | The Health Care Blog | #HITsm | Scoop.it

The tech sector will leave people better off at a lower cost. Moore’s law will have its day. But we are 5 years off from minimal impact. 10 years off from Marginal Impact.

In 20 years we will all look back and think 2015 was a barbaric year of discovery.

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Apple Watch Review: Bliss, but Only After a Steep Learning Curve

Apple Watch Review: Bliss, but Only After a Steep Learning Curve | #HITsm | Scoop.it
When apps are streamlined and first-generation bugs are fixed, the Apple Watch has the potential to be a life-changer.
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#HITsm at HIMSS15: YourTurn with the Health IT Experts

#HITsm at HIMSS15: YourTurn with the Health IT Experts | #HITsm | Scoop.it

For the fourth consecutive year, we will be having a #HITsm meetup at HIMSS. This year's event is certain to break attendance records...

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Interoperability begins at home: Three lessons from community hospitals

Interoperability begins at home: Three lessons from community hospitals | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Nobody is explicitly opposed to interoperability in healthcare IT. That would be like opposing the eradication of poverty or hunger or child slavery. People of good will just can't argue against it. The potential benefits are too clear.
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Three out of four patients want easy data sharing between physicians | mobihealthnews

Three out of four patients want easy data sharing between physicians | mobihealthnews | #HITsm | Scoop.it
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Meaningful Use Stage 3: The Buzz About APIs

Meaningful Use Stage 3: The Buzz About APIs | #HITsm | Scoop.it
The Meaningful Use - Stage 3 proposed rule has been released, with official publication due on March 30. Llikewise, the 2015 edition of EHR certification criteria and related rules. Check out the CMS presser and ONC fact sheet. Key to...
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FHIR: Technology and Governance

FHIR: Technology and Governance | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Everyone in the industry is extremely excited about the technology of FHIR – as well they should be. But, have we forgotten about the other half of the picture?

 

Healthcare has unique, complex issues with regards to protecting PHI that no other industry encounters, not even banking. How do we make sure that we don’t end up in a similar place as Direct Project?

Chad Johnson's insight:

I’m not asking the industry to pump the brakes on FHIR progression and get bogged down in the same committee-driven bureaucracy that has weighed down Direct(e.g., DirectTrust). It would be wise, however, to involve IHE or some other governing body, to streamline, safeguard, and motivate provider organizations to utilize FHIR. Using these three principles may provide a better blend to achieve FHIR- inspired health interoperability.

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Take a Birds-eye View of Your Health Data Workflow

Take a Birds-eye View of Your Health Data Workflow | #HITsm | Scoop.it
As healthcare organizations share more health data, there often is a need for the interface team to demonstrate the organization’s downstream data flow.
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Burgess Floats 21st Century Cures Electronic Health Records Interoperability Draft | InsideHealthPolicy

Rep. Mike Burgess (R-TX) is floating electronic health record interoperability language he hopes to insert into the Energy and Commerce Committee's 21st Century Cures draft bill and has asked for stakeholder feedback by Friday (March 13) on data-sharing criteria, including who should be cleared to see patient data and who should establish interoperability standards.

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Can forces align to use health IT to improve care and lower costs?

Can forces align to use health IT to improve care and lower costs? | #HITsm | Scoop.it
On March 4, The Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform hosted a half day event on the role of health information technology in achieving high-value health care.
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New ED interoperability specification results from rigorous standards development

New ED interoperability specification results from rigorous standards development | #HITsm | Scoop.it
The new HL7 Data Elements for Emergency Department Systems specification identifies a common set of data elements in an effort to improve interoperability among EDs.
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