Three pilot projects have illustrated the potential of the Query Health initiative to handle population-level health queries across diverse clinical systems, according to new research in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT launched the initiative, a public-private partnership, in 2011 to develop standards and services to enable distributed, secure, standards-based population health measurement.
In the push to boost clinical data-sharing for research, there's little discussion of the costs it entails, according to an article at the Journal of the American Medical Association. Pushing...
Premier's national quality improvement collaborative, QUEST, says it has saved approximately $11.65 billion and prevented 136,375 deaths over the past five years through process improvements and...
What's the secret to successful accountable care? It's certainly not just use of electronic health records and health information exchanges, according to one university medical center CIO.
Susan DeVore, CEO of Premier healthcare alliance, outlines eight trends that will affect insurers and providers this year. Here's a sampling, rounded out with some examples from our own recent FierceHealthPayer news coverage.
In a bid to solicit input on how to responsibly share data from clinical trials, the Institute of Medicine has released a "discussion framework" and key questions to be addressed.
Michigan's two largest health information exchanges plan to merge, creating one of the largest such organizations in the country, reports Crain's Detroit Business. In October, the two...
A new hospital initiative seeks to improve patient outcomes through international data-sharing, according to an article in the Guardian.
Surescripts announced this week that it is adding19 health information exchanges and other entities to its health information network.
The government needs to step up to the plate and mandate clear standards on interoperability in order for the Meaningful Use incentive program and data sharing to work properly, according to a panel of stakeholders speaking on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' recent eHealth Summit in Baltimore.