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The Office of the National Coordinator hopes a more visually appealing and accessible product will encourage additional users to download their medical records.
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It is basic patient autonomy to know who has the right to collect our personal data, what rights we have, and which laws protect patients.
Hit the button, call the crash cart: Meaningful use could be triggering a code blue. The latest health IT rumor casts doubt on the future of the meaningful use program and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
Healthcare in the U.S. is shifting toward management of population health, and several models for radiology practice involvement have emerged
With very few exceptions*, HL7 Version 3 standards are models of interactions and information exchanges using messages between various applications acting in different roles in the system. The HL7 Development Framework then automatically applies rules about how the interactions identified by the model are expressed in XML Schema using the HL7 Version 3 Implementation Technology Specification. That specification relies a bit further on the HL7 Version 3 Data Types (pick any of three releases) for expression of the basic data types in the message.
A single networked server is used for athenahealth to connect with Epic, and 33 different provider groups from 49 locations are connected to the flagship hospital through an admission, discharge, transfer interface, using technology from the company Corepoint Health.
Any modern interface engine will provide you flexibility and control. Your focus in evaluating interface engines should be on the user experience that surrounds the interface construction, support, and maintenance process. The fact that an interface engine has coding as a requirement to build interfaces does not make it more flexible.
Google’s a la carte approach focuses more on personal daily workflow models and integrating everyday tasks into a common platform.
Disruption. From frenzied investment pitches on Sand Hill Road to the name of the top conference for startups in Silicon Valley (i.e. the people who pay my..
Former ONC chief Farzad Mostashari, MD, today launched Aledade, a startup aimed at helping primary care doctors "do well by doing good," he said. To that end, he will help physicians form accountable care organizations.
The data privacy obligations of both platforms and apps may play a big role in shaping the consumer-driven health movement in coming years.
From Keith Boone
It’s time to move health data to the front of the line. It gets a lot of lip service, indeed, but there hasn’t been enough focus on how information is captured, stored, and used to treat patients, nor on how to best use it to conduct research and improve outcomes.
Regulation and innovation can be at odds. But sometimes, regulation can provide the certainty and clarity that an industry needs to move forward. Regulatory uncertainty, on the other hand, will always be at odds with innovation; the former destroys all hope of the latter. No one wants to make a substantial investment in an industry if there is a reasonable chance that the underlying rules of the game will change a few years down the road, imposing unforeseen costs that eat into the return on investment.
Anybody can be a genius now. It used to be you had to have a thought no one ever had before or you had to invent a number. Now, its’ like: "Hey, I got a cup in case we need another cup." "Duude! You’re a genius!"
From aspiring entrepreneurs to established CEOs, there’s often too much distance between how leaders talk about their companies and what they really do.
The U.S. placed dead last for overall healthcare quality in a new Commonwealth Fund report that compared 10 other industrialized nations.
Is assigning risk scores to patients based on purchasing behavior and activity the right method to encourage healthy behaviors? The classic encouragement vs punishment debate.
Interoperability becomes much more real when you watch your own family members experience it. As I’ve said before, the end of paper records and data silos will happen in our lifetimes. This will not be a problem we pass along to our children!
To stay competitive, companies must stop experimenting with digital and commit to transforming themselves into full digital businesses. Here are seven traits that successful digital enterprises share. A McKinsey & Company article.
ONC's Joy Pritts granted us an exit interview, and pulled no punches discussing very real health data security risks, including mobile health apps.
Some health systems are getting their EHR systems to talk to each other, as they take it upon themselves to make investments in interoperability along with investments in clinical integration.
One such case is Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Md. As it works to optimize its 49 ambulatory practices as part of an integrated network via Corepoint Integration Engine, Anne Arundel has had to integrate IT systems — the Epic software used at hospitals and the cloud-based athenahealth systems used at many of the practices.
Dr. Sijo Parekattil and Dr. Jamin Brahmbhatt take an electric Tesla S on an 1,100 mile "Drive for Men's Health" to 11 communities from Clermont, FL to NYC.
The bottom line is that rules need to be workable for all parties involved in Health IT. If they're not, they're wasting time, money and efficiency.
As you’ve undoubtedly heard, Apple made a big splash last week by announcing “official” involvement in healthcare through a new app and accompanying SDK. In the past week much fanfare has been made and many speculations have been raised. As an industry that is built on the notion of looking forward, the obvious question right now is, “Will Apple Succeed?” An important precursor however is, “What is Apple trying to do?”
Now that you have a robust interface engine like Corepoint Integration Engine handling all or at least most of your message traffic, maybe it’s time to start thinking about what else the engine can do for you.
For example, many organizations leverage the engine to transport their healthcare claims to a clearinghouse for dissemination to payers. It makes lots of sense to engage the services of a clearinghouse since there are often 100s of different payers and maintaining connections with each would be an impractical and costly task. It may, however, be worth looking into the traffic patterns, or metrics, to see if there are some opportunities for consolidation or cost savings.
A survey with raw scores isn't enough to tell us what is really going on when it comes to patient satisfaction. Is patient satisfaction important? Yes, but we must find a way to measure it so it captures the whole situation rather than data point on the radar.