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Researchers can agree that the Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID) shows just how possible it is for improved international sharing of data that could protect people in the event of a deadly infectious disease outbreak.

Achieving nationwide interoperability means navigating legal and market-based barriers. The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices has published a road map to assist governors and state leaders in advancing policies for the safe exchange of patient information between providers.

On Oct. 24, the American Hospital Association (AHA) responded to Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) in a letter that asks for more details about how the organization will assess readiness and implementation specifications.

A recent study conducted by Intermountain Healthcare examined if treating both the mind and body yields better care and lowers cost.

Erik Gerard, an IT and communications systems expert, has more than 20 years of experience helping healthcare organizations transition into the advanced technological era. In an exclusive interview with Clinical Innovation & Technology, Gerard discusses the influence IT and communication advancements has had on the healthcare space, while also offering advice on taking on these new technologies.

 

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CIViC: The Wikipedia of cancer research

Cancer researchers have collected vast amounts of new data, but this information is dispersed in many different places. A team from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has developed an online encyclopedia to store the data on cancer genomics and make it readily available to clinicians. 

IBM, FDA join forces to bring blockchains to healthcare

IBM Watson Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have joined together in a research initiative to determine if blockchain technology can be used as a secure patient data sharing platform.

Global initiative encourages sharing disease info to combat outbreaks

Researchers can agree that the Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID) shows just how possible it is for improved international sharing of data that could protect people in the event of a deadly infectious disease outbreak.

Road map outlines steps for states to improve HIE

Achieving nationwide interoperability means navigating legal and market-based barriers. The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices has published a road map to assist governors and state leaders in advancing policies for the safe exchange of patient information between providers.

HIMSS CEO announces retirement at end of 2017

H. Stephen Lieber, president and CEO of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), will be retiring at the end of 2017. 

Promoting health IT means better behavioral healthcare

Health IT encompasses electronic health records, electronic health tools, mobile applications and many more innovative technologies that help push healthcare forward. With the number of useful health IT devices growing, health plans should encourage the use of these technologies to improve behavioral healthcare.

eHealth Technologies, Rochester Regional team up to streamline imaging data interoperability

eHealth Technologies, providers of image-enabled Health Information Exchange (HIE) solutions, have partnered with the Rochester Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) to offer image data interoperability to 13 counties in New York.

BlackMesh delivers HIPAA-compliant cloud platform

Ashburn, Virginia-based BlackMesh has launched a HIPAA-compliant cloud platform designed to meet the everyday technical and regulatory needs of clinics and hospitals.

AMA, IHTSDO partner to advance interoperability, standardize medical terminology

The American Medical Association (AMA) and the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization (IHTSDO) have partnered to develop an international system of coding and medical terminology products.

AHA: More details needed for ONC interoperability standards

On Oct. 24, the American Hospital Association (AHA) responded to Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) in a letter that asks for more details about how the organization will assess readiness and implementation specifications.

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