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Shortages Lead Doctors To Ration Critical Drugs

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Drug shortages may be the new normal in U.S. medical care, experts say. Most drug shortages occur because something goes wrong in the manufacturing process that halts production.
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Introducing ConCert by HIMSS interoperability and certification testing

Introducing ConCert by HIMSS interoperability and certification testing | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Introducing ConCert by HIMSSTM, the comprehensive interoperability testing and certification program governed by HIMSS and built on the work of the EHR | HIE Interoperability Workgroup and IHE USA. The Concert by HIMSS certification is a comprehensive program that tests and certifies electronic health record (EHR) and health information exchange (HIE) vendors committed to advancing interoperability and enabling secure, reliable transfer of data within and across organizational and state boundaries.

 

The ConCert by HIMSS program streamlines the certification of interoperability in health IT and helps you evaluate vendor claims, simplifying the task of selecting the right information systems for your organization.

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HIMSS15 Video Guide: Corepoint Health, via ICE Technologies

Corepoint Health is the interface engine we recommend for our clients. We stopped by their booth at HIMSS15 so that you could hear the latest and greatest th...
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HIMSS15: It's about the Patient, Stupid

HIMSS15: It's about the Patient, Stupid | #HITsm | Scoop.it
This year at HIMSS the buzz wasn't about the geekiest new technology, or the latest vendor acquisition. It centered around the patient. And that’s exciting.
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SGR Appeal: Fixing the Present, Setting a Foundation for the Future

SGR Appeal: Fixing the Present, Setting a Foundation for the Future | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Last week, I was riveted to the deliberations on the Senate floor, as the fate of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA – so far, more commonly called the “SGR fix”) was decided. One amendment after another failed to pass; the legislation ultimately passed by a vote of 92-8, and was signed into law shortly thereafter.

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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?

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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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Working to Understand FHIR

Working to Understand FHIR | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Ever since I'd heard so many good things about FHIR, I've been slowly trying to learn more about it, how it will be implemented, what challenges it faces, and
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Physicians Polled On Mark Cuban Debate

Mark Cuban’s personal health recommendation from earlier this month continues to draw interest and strong opposition from the medical community. Here are some examples... Forbes.

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Clearinghouses, Interoperability, and Continuity of Care

Continuity of Care revolves around the concept of relevant information. Providers do not need, nor do they want, access to the lifetime healthcare record of the
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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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