Author: Brian Ahier There is a great deal of discussion on the subject of interoperability lately. Continuing the theme of an upgrade to this important notion leads me to today’s post. Interoperability 2.0 can best be achieved through collaboration. No single entity has the capacity to ensure seamless, ubiquitous, nationwide… Read More
May 22, 2018

AUTHORS: Eric Crawford, Director of Product Management, and Adam Bell, Senior Director, Advisory Services Department Part 3: Innovation through Workflow Integration The SDoH burden score helps healthcare providers to understand holistic population profiles so that care providers can better address the needs of a population. In order to be truly… Read More
April 19, 2018

Author: Brian Ahier The HIMSS conference this year had some key themes that I would like to highlight: Interoperability is king CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced new MyHealthEData initiative with a strong focus on interoperability, information blocking and patient access Open APIs for data exchange will be required… Read More
March 19, 2018

Author: Andrew Biviano Last week we continued our three-part blog series by reviewing how data can be organized once it’s consumed within the healthcare data platform, so as to add value and be more useful to stakeholders.  To conclude the series, let’s consider “interoperability 2.0” concepts in terms of how… Read More
March 1, 2018

Author: Andrew Biviano Last week we kicked off our three-part blog series with a look at how a new generation of interoperability may be applied to the ingest of data into a healthcare data platform.  Next let’s consider “interoperability 2.0” concepts in terms of how data can be organized to… Read More
February 21, 2018

Author: Andrew Biviano For close to ten years now, the healthcare industry has largely traded paper silos of medical records for digital ones called EHRs.  Similarly, initial attempts at interoperability, designed to offer baseline standards for exchanging healthcare data, have traded floods of faxes for floods of HL7 transactions and… Read More
February 15, 2018

Author: Brian Ahier I have been talking and writing a lot about the concept of Interoperability 2.0 as I see a strong need for an upgrade to our interoperability capabilities in the healthcare industry. 2018 is going to see interoperability come even more to the forefront as regulatory action, pressure… Read More
February 12, 2018

Walt Disney once said, “You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” A dozen years ago, the transition from paper-based to electronic medical records was well underway; however, digital records were still largely siloed. Read More
November 13, 2017

The lack of interoperability between competing EHR and related health IT systems has become a huge challenge – especially now that industry transformation from volume-based to value-based care delivery is accelerating. The essential problem: inaccessible patient data on incompatible digital silos across care communities results in incomplete data aggregation. And… Read More
August 21, 2017

Data exchange is a marathon, not a sprint. As organizations work to meet value-based care goals and ready themselves for better population health management, data exchange – and especially clinical data – becomes ever more critical. While 91 percent of organizations are collecting data from their electronic health record (EHR),… Read More
June 8, 2017

Check out our latest infographic on the three essentials for provider financial and clinical success. Learn how organizations measure population health success and the area where organizations struggle most. … Read More
January 11, 2016

It’s a fact that only 40 percent of hospitals1 and 14 percent of doctors2 share data outside their organizations. With collaboration being at the heart of population health, one must question why these numbers are so low. The problem, according to Brian Ahier, director… Read More
March 13, 2015

This month we were proud to sponsor a webinar with the eHealth Initiative, where five experts from the health IT world sat down to discuss the outcomes of the 2014 Survey on Health Data Exchange. Three of the panelists from Intermountain Healthcare, Delaware Health Information Network and BayCare Health System… Read More
October 15, 2014

Do you need notifications? A recent study by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality show real-time event-based notifications deliver. And the need for timely follow-up, improved care transitions and coordination, and reduced readmissions is just as real – it’s mandated. Your reimbursement and care delivery depend on it. The… Read More
July 22, 2014

Why you need notifications Providers are still often in the dark when patients get admitted or discharged. MU Stage 3 proposes requiring providers receive alerts upon significant care events. But it’s not happening in any meaningful way. The fact is – it needs to. In the age of data overload,… Read More
June 26, 2014

Medicity HISP part of momentum in secure data exchange Health information services providers (HISPs) now serve more than 5,000 health care organizations with nearly 200,000 individual Direct accounts and addresses across the United States. DirectTrust has expanded to 26 HISPs, including Medicity’s HISP solution. As part of Meaningful Use Stage… Read More
May 7, 2014

There’s not much literature yet on the effects of today’s healthcare models or technology. One area that’s getting some banter, and has recently shown real merit, is event notifications. We know admissions, discharges and transfers are critical periods to manage. We know readmissions cost facilities and patients alike, both monetarily… Read More
March 26, 2014

Here are five questions you can, and should, pose in selecting a HISP. Does it support XDR, XDM and X* protocols? Not all HISPs support all three but all three are relevant to different EHR vendors. To ensure you can support messages sent directly from your EHR, choose a provider that… Read More
March 20, 2014
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