The American Medical Informatics Association announced a new fellow program to recognize leading members in informatics skill and knowledge. The Fellow of AMIA Applied Informatics Recognition Program will foster growth members who have demonstrated leadership in the betterment of the AMIA.
July 11, 2018 | Interoperability
A custom-built computer, dubbed SpiNNaker, which mimics the brain’s neural networks, is helping researchers learn more about conditions including epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease.
July 10, 2018 | Interoperability
Wearables are widely known to count steps—but some people are counting on the devices to monitor their heart rate while using drugs. They count on wearables to determine the physical impact of the substance and they should continue using.
July 05, 2018 | Interoperability
The American Medical Association recognized three startups as winners in its AMA Healthcare Interoperability and Innovation Challenge. The contest awarded $50,000 in Google Cloud credits to three companies with proposals to best use patient-generated health data to improve care and reduce inefficiencies in workflows.
June 21, 2018 | Interoperability
CMS has announced the launch of the Data Element Library (DEL).
June 06, 2018 | Interoperability
Hospitals that have implemented an interoperable health information exchange have prioritized sharing data within their organization (intra-system) over sharing data between different organizations (inter-system), according to a study published May 30 in the Journal of Informatics in Health and Biomedicine.
June 01, 2018 | Interoperability
Health information exchanges (HIE) may be able to lower costs, improve patient safety and reduce duplicated procedures, according to a study published April 28 in JAMIA.
April 23, 2018 | EHR & EMR
As a result of the implementation of varying electronic health record (EHR) systems, 36 percent of medical record administrators struggle with the exchange of patient health records with providers with differing EHR platforms. Findings were published April 20 in a report by Black Book Market Research.
April 20, 2018 | Interoperability
TriHealth, a Cincinnati-based health system, has announced a $10 million-dollar investment to implement the IBM Watson Health’s Enterprise Imaging Portfolio.
April 09, 2018 | Interoperability
The American Medical Association has joined with Google to kick off a contest to collect ideas of novel approaches to improving mobile health technology, including wearables and smartphone apps, to improve the flow of information between patients and physicians. The goal is to streamline technology to improve management of chronic diseases.
April 06, 2018 | Interoperability
HHS’s Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has released an online guide for patients and caregivers to improve the utilization of patient portals and access to health information.
March 06, 2018 | Interoperability
Thousands of professionals are touching down in Las Vegas for the 2018 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference. To help prep visitors, Brian Mack, manager of marketing and communications for Great Lakes Health Connect, discusses three trends in interoperability on the HIMSS website. 
March 06, 2018 | Interoperability
Susan Snedaker, MBA, director of infrastructure and operations and information security officer at Tucson Medical Center in Arizona, will be given the HIMSS Book of the Year award at the organization’s yearly show running this week in Las Vegas.
March 02, 2018 | Interoperability
eClinicalWorks will announce the launch of a cloud-based platform for Acute Care EHR and Revenue Cycle Management during HIMSS18.
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 making the move to the cloud.
Jan 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.
Jan 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 JMIR Medical Informatics.
Oct 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 Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) conference in Los Angeles.
Oct 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 Health Affairs.
Sep 15, 2017 | Interoperability
Epic has introduced Share Everywhere, allowing for the sharing of electronic health records (EHRs) across all systems.
Aug 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 Harold “Hal” Wolf III, an alum of Kaiser Permanente and the Chartis Group as well as a HIMSS board member.
Interoperability, Conferences