February is American Heart Month, the perfect time to learn about your risk for heart disease and the steps you need to take now to help your heart. Heart disease, and the conditions that lead to it, can happen at any age.Read More
By Allison Dennis, Kevin Chaney, Tracy Okubo & Teresa Zayas Cabán – The use of genetic testing is becoming increasingly routine in patient care. For example, tests are available to check newborns for genetic disorders, screen would-be parents for carrier status, inform cancer care, and evaluate potential pharmacogenetic associations.
Follow and join the conversations with #ONCAPI. A recent ONC virtual event, Accelerating APIs in Healthcare: A Year in Review and Momentum for 2021, featured more…
By Tracy Okubo & Kenneth Mandl – Because of advances in interoperability, it’s becoming increasingly common for people and their healthcare providers to access and share information from EHRs using apps.
By Kevin Chaney, Kristen Miller & Allison Dennis – Estimating risks and weighing the benefits of health interventions is a challenge for patients and their providers. Patients may wonder if they should be thinking twice before having that second portion of desert. Doctors may consider recommending a daily aspirin.
By William Hersh MD – After years of giving lip service to standards, the health information/informatics community is now taking interoperability very seriously. The reason is obvious: we have spent a decade ramping up adoption of EHRs in the US and elsewhere, and we have learned….
By Brett Coughlin – One of four High Impact Pilot recipients, which developed a care plan platform to help pharmacists coordinate care with patients, is now operating in all 50 states. This tool was one example of how pharmacists’ responded to the wave of…
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has published information on the Health Level 7 (HL7) exchange standard, Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) to the eCQI Resource Center.
By Drew Ivan – Over the last decade, achieving true interoperability has been an ongoing pain point across the healthcare ecosystem. Provider organizations and payers alike have been slow to implement this technology under the guise that interoperability is complicated and potentially, not fully attainable.