Electronic health record vendor Epic Systems has written a letter to the editor of Mother Jones magazine refuting statements made in a story published by the latter about Epic products' lack of interoperability with other EHR systems.
The 2016 draft Interoperability Standards Advisory, which identifies and assesses the best standards and implementation specifications for supporting interoperability, doesn't provide sufficient information and needs to be fleshed out more, according to the American Hospital Association.
Recent FierceHealthcare coverage has highlighted the challenges hospitals and health systems face daily: high costs, infection control and patient satisfaction to name just a few. And though...
The University of California San Francisco and Cisco have teamed up to create a platform to enable data-sharing from multiple sources among health systems, providers and application vendors.
Physicians increasingly are sharing patient health information, but are doing so more with patients than with other providers, according to a new data brief published by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Chronic Care Management Services (CCM) guidelines should take telemedicine to another level to provide collaboration between providers and the ability to anticipate and ward off potential problems. But such a concept must mesh with current practices and integrate current and future technologies.
The Health IT Standards Committee Advisory Task Force has held the last of its meetings to discuss the public comments received about the Office of the National Coordinator's 2015 Interoperability Standards Advisory.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' final 2016 inpatient and long-term care hospital policy and payment rule modifies the Meaningful Use program to encourage electronic submission of clinical quality measures and to further align it with other rules and programs.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is not as "behind the times" as some detractors of the law maintain, say Beth Israel Deaconess CIO John Halamka and newly named Office for Civil Rights Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy Deven McGraw.
Pharmaceutical companies are looking to data-sharing collaborations in their quest to develop new drugs and to demonstrate value of existing ones, according to a PwC report.