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Why Health Care Consumers are Completely, Hopelessly in the Dark

Why Health Care Consumers are Completely, Hopelessly in the Dark | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Because of the lack of transparency over prices, the U.S. health care market has little correlation between price and quality. Sellers have almost total control over the market, and they resist any attempts to change the game by introducing more data -- or easy-to-use tech tools to analyze and compare the data -- because transparency would hurt their capability to charge high prices and avoid quality comparisons. But there are signs that the barriers are starting to crumble.

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Well written summary of the state of Interoperability in Healthcare by John…

Well written summary of the state of Interoperability in Healthcare by John… | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Well written summary of the state of Interoperability in Healthcare by John Halamka, but... a few critical errors:
1. HTTP RESTful FHIR still needs… - John Moehrke – Google+
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The Future of Medicine Is in Your Smartphone

The Future of Medicine Is in Your Smartphone | #HITsm | Scoop.it
From smartphone attachments that can diagnose an ear infection to apps that can monitor mental health, new tools are tilting health-care control from doctors to patients.
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Alcalde Longform: Ten Backward Things About Our Health Care System (Starting with Hospital Gowns)

Alcalde Longform: Ten Backward Things About Our Health Care System (Starting with Hospital Gowns) | #HITsm | Scoop.it
The American health care system is broken, idiosyncratic, and inefficient, but the dean of UT's Dell Medical School thinks it can be fixed.
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Data suggests we should be more worried about medical breaches, Venture Beat

Data suggests we should be more worried about medical breaches, Venture Beat | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Data suggests we should be more worried about medical breaches
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How to Avoid DE-Motivating Interoperability? - by Wes Rishel

When EHRs synthesize patient summaries the docs that create or receive them hate them. Adapting EHRs to standard ontologies is highly disruptive to users.
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DICOM and Web Services Features Used to Achieve Interoperability Success - YouTube

Nate Anderson and Steve McHenry from Central Illinois Radiological Associates (CIRA) discuss using the Web Services and DICOM features in Corepoint Integrati...
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ONC Signals a Shift From Documents to Interfaces | The Health Care Blog

ONC Signals a Shift From Documents to Interfaces | The Health Care Blog | #HITsm | Scoop.it

The JASON report suggests that HIPAA Covered Entities (mostly hospitals, doctors and their EHRs) are no longer the center. The future, labeled as the Learning Health System, now makes mobile and patient-centered technology equally important as part of the architecture and talks about interoperability with them rather than “health information exchange” among HIPAA CE’s and their Meaningful Use mandates.

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3-D printing used to guide human face transplants

3-D printing used to guide human face transplants | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Researchers are using computed tomography and 3-D printing technology to recreate life-size models of patients' heads to assist in face transplantation surgery, according to a new study.
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Interoperability is 'impossible in the abstract'

Interoperability is 'impossible in the abstract' | #HITsm | Scoop.it
True interoperablity must be 'actionable,' and 'will have be driven by market forces'
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7 Questions Shaping the Patient Digital Health Platform (PDHP) Ecosystem, via Vince Kuraitis

7 Questions Shaping the Patient Digital Health Platform (PDHP) Ecosystem, via Vince Kuraitis | #HITsm | Scoop.it
I hope you’ll enjoy reviewing my slides from my December 3 presentation at the 11th Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference. The presentation is formally entitled: “Patient Digital Health Platforms (PDHPs): Epicenter of Healthcare Transformation?”… …but more informally, I pose and address 7 key questions — the answers to which will shape the future of the PDHP …
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Direct: 5 Years Of Simplifying Health Information Exchange - InformationWeek

Direct: 5 Years Of Simplifying Health Information Exchange - InformationWeek | #HITsm | Scoop.it
David McCallie, father of the Direct protocol, discusses the state of interoperability in healthcare with Georgia Tech informaticist Mark Braunstein.
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FHIR wins mindshare away from HL7 Version 3 with impressive speed

FHIR, pronounced "fire", is the next generation of HL7. It was designed to fill the void of what Version 2.x can't handle and what Version 3 has failed to accomplish, by avoiding obstacles that have
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Gifts to Help Geeks Get and Stay Fit!

Gifts to Help Geeks Get and Stay Fit! | #HITsm | Scoop.it
We're turning around what it means to be a geek with a gift guide filled with cool gadgets that will help you stay fit!
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Burnout Among Health IT Professionals

Burnout Among Health IT Professionals | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Burnout is a familiar term and a common experience among healthcare workers like nurses and physicians, but it's a severe problem for IT staff as well.
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Ellmers to re-introduce Flex IT Act — Health records want to include genomic info — Senators want AHRQ review of telemedicine

Ellmers to re-introduce Flex IT Act — Health records want to include genomic info — Senators want AHRQ review of telemedicine | #HITsm | Scoop.it
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What the JASON Report says about CDA | by @robbrull

The ONC has spent considerable time and money trying to foster interoperability through Meaningful Use the past several years it appears we've finally found the destination in HL7 FHIR.

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Apps Everywhere, but No Unifying Link, NYTimes

Apps Everywhere, but No Unifying Link, NYTimes | #HITsm | Scoop.it
As people spend more time using apps, their Internet has taken a step backward, becoming more isolated — more like the web before search engines.
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The Importance Of Creating A Culture Of Why

The Importance Of Creating A Culture Of Why | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Good knowledge is at the core of innovation. The more that people understand the way the world works, the more that they can develop novel solutions to problems. This type of knowledge is called "causal knowledge."

Studies demonstrate that the people with the highest quality knowledge are the ones who routinely explain things to themselves as they learn. That is, these people consistently ask themselves "Why?" and then answer that question as they learn. When people self-explain in this way, they help to fill in the gaps in their knowledge, which gives them the raw material they need for innovation later.

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2014 Year in Review: Consumer Engagement | Chilmark Research

2014 Year in Review: Consumer Engagement | Chilmark Research | #HITsm | Scoop.it

For better or for worse, 2014 was a big year for consumer engagement.

Big on promises from industry on wearables, smartphone platforms, and connected health, to the tune of over half a billion dollars of VC investments in consumer-related healthcare companies.Big on growth for consumer-centered technologies (video visits) and disruptive models of care such as the 2,000 retail clinics that now exist across the country.Big on expectations from Washington for the greying patient portal model, which along with much of the rest of Stage 2, is turning out to be an ill-advised, ill-received and possibly ill-conceived plan for fostering better engagement.
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2015: The Year of The Stick, by Joy Rios

2015: The Year of The Stick, by Joy Rios | #HITsm | Scoop.it
If healthcare had its own zodiac, 2015 would certainly be represented by a more aggressive mascot. In fact, it could easily be the “Year of the Stick”.
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The Buck Stops…Somewhere Else: The Health IT Blame Game

The Buck Stops…Somewhere Else: The Health IT Blame Game | #HITsm | Scoop.it

From Ebola to downtime -- Software folks blame the hardware; the hardware guys blame the Internet provider; the Internet provider blames the customer…and so it goes.

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Life as a Healthcare CIO: Kindling FHIR

In a vendor neutral approach, Cerner, Epic, Meditech, Athena, McKesson, The Advisory Board and several provider organizations agreed to provide acceleration funding and political will to ensure that HL7 implementation guides which enhance query/response interoperability are available by May 2015.

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Calling all experts, executives, analysts, and everyone else to write guest columns for HL7Standards

We will start publishing health IT Guest Columns on the blog. We look forward to learning from the greater community. To help fast forward this mission, we’ll experiment with an editorial calendar in 2015 to help encourage guest submissions. 

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Hackers phish for advance word on healthcare mergers

Hackers phish for advance word on healthcare mergers | #HITsm | Scoop.it
More than 60 healthcare and pharma companies are among 100 targeted by hackers during the last year and a half, a cybersecurity firm reports. The hackers' goal—steal insider business information to profit in the stock market.
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