By G. Cameron Deemer – As COVID-19 spread across the nation, the healthcare industry quickly turned to technology to address pressing challenges, from how to make care accessible to caring for critically ill patients, all while protecting frontline workers from exposure to the virus.Read More
By David Bennett – COVID-19 has served as a sobering reminder of the continued interoperability and patient matching vulnerabilities of our nation’s healthcare system. As the potential for future waves loom, many health IT decision-makers are finding themselves at a critical juncture.
By Matthew Rahn – ONC is excited to announce the Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) Scorecard 2.0. The updated Scorecard includes Health Level Seven International (HL7) approved best practices, quantitative scoring, a new user interface, updated issue checking, and performance is improved by 20 percent.
By Drew Ivan – The use of telehealth has grown exponentially since the spread of Covid-19. With the surge of virtual visits, it’s crucial that health IT vendors creating telehealth solutions — as well as providers who are adding telehealth platforms to their practices — ensure their IT infrastructure is set up to handle new data flows.
By Christopher A. Brown – The COVID-19 Pandemic has exposed a chink in the armor of the US healthcare system. It has become clear that our healthcare network is woefully fragmented, with the lack of cooperation between organizations underscored by…
The virtual Second Annual DirectTrust Summit, June 9-10 will bring together an array of healthcare industry leaders to share ideas and best practices around improving health information exchange and interoperability. The two-day event ensures a robust learning and networking experience for attendees.
By Gregg Church – Hospital-based and commercial labs are flooded with all types of mismatched patient data. However, disparate systems coupled with a lack of universally mandated data standards and protocols means that big data just gets bigger ─ and clinical interoperability challenges just get larger.
By Drew Ivan – Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy published a whitepaper, Data Interoperability and Exchange to Support COVID-19 Containment. Authors, Farzad Mostashari and Mark McClellan, lay out three strategies to help guide policymakers around the globe as they address the COVID-19 pandemic:.
Your personal health information is moving and being viewed to improve the quality of your healthcare and lower the costs. The job will not be complete until all health records are digital and interoperable. Here’s what’s happening to make that reality.