Several providers in the Cincinnati area have successfully integrated two different computer systems to share electronic health records and improve eye care for diabetic patients, according to an article in the Cincinnati Business Courier.
The U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs have yet to support claims that building separate electronic health record systems and ensuring interoperability between them will cost less and be more efficient than developing a joint system from scratch, according to a report published this week by the Government Accountability Office.
National health IT coordinators past and present agreed interoperability is a multilayered issue that encompasses more than just the exchange of data.
What's holding the industry back from achieving interoperability? One reason is that it lacks the "wow factor," says Marc Probst. The CIO of Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare, who talked exclusively with FierceHealthIT at the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives' CIO forum in Orlando, Fla., this week, said interoperability takes vision and patience.
Healthcare organizations are working toward improving interoperability--and know it is vital to their survival and growth in the evolving healthcare market, according to a new HIMSS Analytics report, released at the organization's annual conference this week.
Healtheway, the nonprofit public/private collaborative chartered to advance the nationwide implementation of interoperable health information exchange, has unveiled a new initiative to bring the industry together to provide a standardized framework for connectivity.
By Dan Bowman For Judy Murphy, ONC deputy national coordinator for programs and policy, ensuring that there's no complacency when it comes to the quality and safety of care provided in the U.S....
Progress toward achieving true health information exchange is slower than anyone involved expected--and some leaders don't think it's working at all.
Is it possible to link patient records between hospitals and medical flight crews? Doing so could save lives, according to researchers from Case Western Reserve University's nursing school.
The Health IT Policy Committee's Meaningful Use workgroup is planning on recommending seven new objectives for Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use program.