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New EHR Interoperability Framework Touted as Game-Changer

Sara Heath | EHR Intelligence | December 7, 2015

Carequality has officially released its Carequality Interoperability Framework to streamline interoperability and health information exchange across the healthcare industry. According to a public statement, the Carequality Interoperability Framework will more thoroughly connect EHRs and HIEs by including important elements such as legal terms, policy requirements, technical specifications, and governance processes. Additionally, this new Interoperability Framework will include past frameworks such as the Sequoia Project’s Principles of Trust. Read More »

OK, I Admit It. I Have a Mancrush on the New Federal CTO, Todd Park

Tim O'Reilly | O'Reilly Radar | February 9, 2012

I couldn't be more delighted by the announcement today that Todd Park has been named the new Chief Technology Officer for the United States, replacing Aneesh Chopra. Read More »

ONC Chief Urges Vendors To Go For Blue Button ASAP

Mary Mosquera | Healthcare IT News | September 12, 2012

Farzad Mostashari, MD, the national health IT coordinator, has challenged vendors to make it easy for consumers by early 2013 to view, download and transmit to another party their health information in the form of a Blue Button feature. Read More »

ONC fail: EHR 'data blocking' still rampant

Joseph Conn | Modern Healthcare | April 17, 2015

Manuel Prado, president of Viva Transcription, Santa Cruz, Calif., publicly complained two years ago about the high interface fees – up to $10,000 – that electronic health record vendors charged for each hospital or physician practice they connect to his transcription service. “That's data blocking,” he charged. “If taxpayers are contributing $44,000 or $63,000 (in federal Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments) for each EHR, it's not too much to ask” that they make interconnect charges free.

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Open vs Closed EHR Systems With Jonathan Bush

John Lynn | EMR & HIPAA | June 7, 2013

Yesterday I had a video interview scheduled with Jonathan Bush from athenahealth. [...] [There] was a system wide problem and so we were unable to broadcast the interview. However, Jonathan and I were able to see each other and so we just did a more traditional interview about the subject of open vs closed EHR systems. Read More »

Patient Engagement Solutions Market Worth US$ 34.5 Billion by 2023

Press Release | Market Research Engine | September 6, 2016

Market Research Engine has published a new report titled as ''Patient Engagement Solutions Market...The patient engagement solutions market is expected to exceed more than US 34.50 billion by 2023 Growing at a CAGR of 23% in the given forecast period of 2015 to 2023. Patient engagement solutions aid patients handle their health care information and permits for better interaction with medical panel or doctor. It also allows patients to view test results online and communicate with doctors through electronic message. Patient engagement solutions are very important part in mhealth technology. Many healthcare companies have patient engagement solution as target goal such as accountable care organizations and patient centered medical home.

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Patient Record Sharing Increases Using Carequality Interoperability Framework

Press Release | Carequality, The Sequoia Project | August 16, 2016

Nationwide health data sharing takes another leap forward as the early adopters of Carequality announced they’ve made it easier to exchange data between different electronic health record systems (EHRs), record locator services (RLS), and health information exchanges (HIEs), leveraging a central provider directory and common set of rules. At select sites, providers using athenahealth®, eClinicalWorks, Epic, HIETexas, NextGen and Surescripts are now sharing health information with other providers using the Carequality Interoperability Framework...

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Physicians: EHR Costs Outweigh Financial Benefits

Ashley Gold | FierceHealthIT | August 16, 2013

Electronic health record provider athenahealth's recently published Physician Sentiment Index report finds that although most physicians believe EHRs can improve outcomes, more than half also say that the cost of such tools outweighs their benefit. Read More »

Precision Medicine: Analytics, Data Science and EHRs in the New Age

John Andrews | Healthcare IT News | August 15, 2016

The promise of genomics and personalized care are closer than many realize. But clinical systems and EHRs are not ready yet. While policymakers and innovators play catch-up, here’s a look at what you need to know. Considering how fast technology advances in the healthcare industry, it seems natural that a once-innovative concept could become obsolete in the span of, say, a dozen years. Knowledge, comprehension and capabilities continue moving forward, and if the instruments of support don't keep pace, it can cause a rift to appear. If nothing is done, it can exacerbate into a seismic event...

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Survey: 80% Of Physicians Use EHRs, Many Favor VA's System

Staff Writer | iHealthBeat | July 17, 2014

A majority of health care providers reported using an electronic health record system, with the Department of Veterans Affairs' VA-CPRS system scoring the highest, according to a new Medscape survey, EHR Intelligence reports...

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Tech Rivalries Impede Digital Medical Record Sharing

Robert Pearmay | New York Times | May 26, 2015

Since President Obama took office, the federal government has poured more than $29 billion into health information technology and told doctors and hospitals to use electronic medical records or face financial penalties. But some tech companies, hospitals and laboratories are intentionally blocking the electronic exchange of health information because they fear that they will lose business if they share information on patients with competing providers, administration officials said. In addition, officials said, some sellers of health information technology try to “lock in” customers by making it difficult for them to switch to competing vendors.

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TEDMED Tuesdays: U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park

Cameron Young | Nurture | August 21, 2012

Todd Park is HHS’s Chief Technology Officer, a post he has held since August 2009. In this role, his mission is to be a change agent and “entrepreneur-in-residence,” helping HHS harness the power of data, technology, and innovation to improve the health of the nation. Read More »

The Argonaut Project Charter

Yesterday, a group of private sector stakeholders including athenahealth, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Cerner, Epic, Intermountain Health, Mayo Clinic, McKesson, MEDITECH, Partners Healthcare System, SMART at Boston Children’s Hospital Informatics Program, and The Advisory Board Company met with HL7 and FHIR leadership to accelerate query/response interoperability under the auspices of ANSI-certified HL7 standards development organization processes.

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The Era of Epic

John D. Halamka | Life as a Healthcare CIO | July 24, 2013

In the Boston marketplace, Partners Healthcare is is replacing 30 years of self developed software with Epic.   Boston Medical Center is replacing Eclipsys (Allscripts) with Epic.   Lahey Clinic is replacing Meditech/Allscripts with Epic.  Cambridge Health Alliance and Atrius already run Epic. Read More »

The Growing Legend of Athenahealth’s Jonathan Bush

Stephanie Baum | MedCity News | January 15, 2016

Profane badass. Renaissance leader. Super hero. Those were some of the reactions on social media to a photo this week capturing athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush crouched over an unconscious man trying to save his life with a couple of construction workers. His act also underscored his status as a larger than life character across healthcare...He’s become the healthcare Chuck Norris. You can’t beat Jonathan Bush because he’s Jonathan Bush and no one messes with Jonathan Bush.

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