Value-based payment models aren't going away, making population health initiatives ever more critical, Tricia Nguyen, executive vice president for population health at Texas Health Resources, said during a webinar presenting results from the eHealth Initiative's latest population health survey.
Interoperability in healthcare is not as big a feat as sending a man to the moon, says Andy Slavitt, and technology should be able to do the things "that it already does for us every day."
The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority has awarded almost $3.8 million in grants to help connect hospitals, ambulatory practices and long-term care/post-acute care providers to the Authority's Pennsylvania Patient and Provider Network, known as P3N.
The American Medical Informatics Association says measuring interoperability will require a "multi-pronged approach" from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT in a letter to agency head Karen DeSalvo.
Everyone in the healthcare industry must have a hand in making health data accessible, which currently is "fragmented among insurers, providers, health record companies, government agencies and researchers," according to a post at Brookings.
DirectTrust continues to enjoy "steady" growth, adding eight new members to its network since the beginning of the year and bringing total membership to 146 organizations. The new members include health services providers, health IT companies, and companies providing healthcare-related mobile apps.
Not even the vice president of the United States is immune to poor electronic health record interoperability.
The Health and Human Services Department understands healthcare professionals' concerns when it comes to data sharing in the industry, and the agency is focusing on addressing the issue, Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said during an American College of Physicians event.
Replacing an inpatient electronic health record system, while increasingly popular, has a significant impact on a hospital, but executives and non-management level personnel don't necessarily see eye to eye regarding the effect, according to a new report from Black Book Rankings.
Interoperability of health information and connectivity between patients, clinicians, hospitals, health insurers and others are foundational elements for a national system of evidence generation for clinical decision research, according to U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials Robert Califf and Rachel Sherman.