There have been more than 4 billion data shares through Allscript’s application programming interfaces (API) since the company started counting the exchanges in 2013.
In another sign that technology companies are increasingly looking for ways to build out their businesses in the healthcare sector, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, Oracle and Salesforce have teamed up to address healthcare interoperability.
By 2020, about 20 percent of healthcare organizations will be using blockchain for operations management and patient identity, according to an IDC Health Insights report cited by ComputerWorld.
CMS is working on a program to allow Medicare beneficiaries to share their data with third-party apps—and it appears to be popular with developers. The effort, called Blue Button 2.0, has attracted 500 organizations and 700 developers who are interested in experimenting with the data.
CMS and the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) are working to create a health ecosystem that allows patients to easily share their electronic health records (EHRs) with those who need them.
Virginia launched a technology solution using its health information exchange, ConnectVirginia, to connect all the state's emergency departments to facilitate communication and collaboration among providers, healthcare plans and clinical and care management personnel.
New York’s Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, along with the Institute for Next Generation Healthcare, announced the opening of the Center of Biomedical Blockchain Research on Tuesday, July 24.
While popular health tracking applications and smart watches can screen serious and sometimes deadly problems including atrial fibrillation and sleep apnea, diagnosis and subsequent treatment can only be provided by a physician. The only caveat? Patients do not like going to the doctor.
In a push to improve health IT, CMS has doubled down on its efforts to support secure data sharing and emerging technologies by creating a new chief informatics officer role.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CMS has announced the launch of the Data Element Library (DEL).
Researchers from MedStar Health have been awarded an 18-month federal contract to support the development and testing of digital tools for the collection of patient-reported outcome data.
Jun 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.
Interoperability, EHR & EMR
Jun 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.
Interoperability, EHR & EMR
Apr 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.
EHR & EMR, Interoperability
Apr 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.
Interoperability, EHR & EMR, Artificial Intelligence
Apr 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.
Apr 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.