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March 02, 2018 | Interoperability

eClinicalWorks will announce the launch of a cloud-based platform for Acute Care EHR and Revenue Cycle Management during HIMSS18.

“From a clinical standpoint, a unified EHR allows us to offer safer and more efficient care to our patients…

February 14, 2018 | Interoperability

Transitioning to a cloud-based system brings many benefits—but only if the technology is implemented and utilized with methods that lead to optimization. In a recent post by MeriTalk, authors outlined the five best practices for organizations…

February 13, 2018 | Interoperability

Children’s National Health System has chosen Artifact Health’s mobile physician query solution to improve the quality of its patient records and ensure full reimbursement.

“Artifact’s mobile query solution gives physicians an easier way to…

February 08, 2018 | Interoperability

Electronic patient portals have been increasingly utilized in the past few years, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Patient portals allow…

January 24, 2018 | Interoperability

Apple has announced a new update for the Health app with the iOS 11.3 beta, which allows users to access medical records from various healthcare organizations through their iPhone.

The updated Health Records section within the Health app on…

January 23, 2018 | Interoperability

A computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system with a clinical decision support (CDS) system could reduce duplicate medications and adverse drug reactions, according to a study published in

December 05, 2017 | Interoperability

In the report,"Using Electronic Health Data for Community Health"  from the de Beaumont Foundation and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of…

November 10, 2017 | Interoperability

The HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has announced the winners of its Patient Matching Algorithm Challenge.

The matching of patient data from one provider with data to similar patients in other…

October 25, 2017 | Interoperability

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has awarded the Regenstrief Institute with funding to study whether a health information exchange (HIE) improves patient outcomes in the emergency department (ED).

“Findings from our new study…

October 09, 2017 | Interoperability

Identifying a patient normally means going by their Social Security number—but what if that patient is a newborn who doesn’t have one yet? The Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) laid out its suggested solution at a presentation at the American…

October 04, 2017 | Interoperability

Electronic health records (EHRs) have become an integral part of high-quality care, yet organizations struggle with the sharing of patient data across systems.…

October 03, 2017 | Interoperability

Interoperability between healthcare systems continues to be a struggle with only 30 percent of hospitals being able to find, send, receive and integrate patient information from outside systems. Finding were published in

September 26, 2017 | Interoperability

Change Healthcare, one of the largest independent healthcare IT companies in the U.S., has announced the launch of a blockchain solution for healthcare.

Announced at the Distributed: Health 2017 conference, the Change Healthcare Intelligent…

September 18, 2017 | Interoperability

Mayo clinic has announced the integration of its Ask Mayo Clinic online symptom checker through Epic’s patient portal, MyChart.

The Ask Mayo Clinic online symptom checker is available 24/7 through any device connected to the internet. The…

September 15, 2017 | Interoperability

Epic has introduced Share Everywhere, allowing for the sharing of electronic health records (EHRs) across all systems.

Share Everywhere improves interoperability between systems by allowing patients to grant access to their health records…

September 13, 2017 | Interoperability

Health information exchanges (HIEs) could save billions in Medicare and Medicaid spending, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Notre Dame.

Led by Idris Adjerid and Corey Angst, IT professors in Notre Dame's…

August 03, 2017 | Interoperability

It’s been quite a long time since anyone except Stephen Lieber was been president and CEO of The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), but he’ll soon be handing over the reins after 17 years to…

July 24, 2017 | Interoperability

Communication applications and technology have grown exponentially in the past few years, yet sharing information from device to device remains difficult. Progress in improving interoperability is slow in part due to security concerns in sharing…

July 19, 2017 | Interoperability

Efficient communication is key in providing quality care to patients. But according to a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, communication…

July 17, 2017 | Interoperability

Ordering computed tomography (CT) for pulmonary embolism (PE) and brain and C-spine injury can lead to a high price tag. Researchers found clinical decision support (CDS) integrated into patient’s electronic health records (EHRs) was able to…

June 28, 2017 | Interoperability

Interactive patient systems (IPS) keep patient engaged and knowledgeable about their own care but have yet to reach their full potential. In a recent KLAS report, researchers examine current IPS vendors in their performance and how they plan to…