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American Medical Association’s Problem with the Lack of EHR Usability

Earlier this week Joe Conn, reporter for Modern Healthcare, broke the story that the American Medical Association (AMA) and 34 other medical specialty societies and organizations had sent a 9-page scathing letter to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) demanding a major overhaul of the government’s electronic health record (EHR) policies. According to Conn...

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CareKit as an Enabler for Patient Generated Healthcare Data

As we move from fee for service to alternative payment models/value-based purchasing we will increasingly measure our progress based on outcomes and total medical expense. HealthKit was an enabler that led Beth Israel Deaconess to create BIDMC@Home, an iPhone and iPad app that uploads internet of things (blood pressure cuff, glucometer, scale, activity, sleep data etc.) to our electronic health record. CareKit, announced by Apple this week, takes us one step further on our wellness-focused journey.

CORAnet Solutions Champions Patients’ Medical Record Access with Its Personal Health Information Exchange

It has been six years since the HITECH Act passed, yet most Americans seeking medical care are still unable to obtain their full medical records for a variety of reasons whether the hospital will not release them or proprietary EHR system vendors will not allow hospitals, let alone patients, direct access. One Healthcare 2.0 leader, CORAnet Solutions, has developed a tool that finally allows patients access to their complete medical records. This new breakthrough technology enables patients to take control of their personal medical data with CORAnet’s Personal Health Information Exchange (PHIE).

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CORAnet Solutions, Inc. Launches Certified PHR Applications for Allscripts

Press Release | CORAnet Solutions | April 28, 2015

CORAnet Solutions, Inc. announced it has received certification on several innovative applications via the Allscripts Developer Program (ADP) for users of Allscripts Professional EHR™, Allscripts TouchWorks® EHR and Allscripts Sunrise Acute Care™. The applications, CORAVault (ambulatory) and CORALink (emergency), are going to be featured in a webinar on April 30th. The webinar, which will start at 12:00 PM ET, can be joined here. CORAnet Solutions’ mobile application, CORAVault™, provides access to disparate electronic health records, CCD, CCR, and HL7 files securely from different locations such as hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and physician practices. The CORAnet server consolidates and organizes medical data  as a single personal health record (PHR) secured with 256-bit encryption to the patient’s smart phone, laptop and/or tablet where medical data are stored and accessible anytime, anywhere – both online and offline.

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Governor O'Malley Joins Open Health IT Company, Amida Technology Solutions, as Advisor

Press Release | Amida Technology Solutions | July 7, 2016

Amida Technology Solutions, a Maryland-based open source software company, today announced the addition of former Governor Martin J. O’Malley as an Advisor. O’Malley joins distinguished public-sector leaders Michèle Flournoy, General John R. Allen, Sonal Shah, and Scott Gould in guiding Amida in the creation of software and services that will help NGOs, state and local governments, and private companies to solve their most complex data issues. Read More »

Health Games Platforms Mature In Preparation For Mainstream Adoption

For the past several years, researchers have strived to create compelling games that improve behavior, reduce stress, or teach healthy responses to difficult life situations...These efforts have born fruit, and clinical trials have shown the value of many such games. Ben Sawyer, who founded the Games for Health conference more than 10 years ago, is watching all the pieces fall into place for the widespread adoption of games. Business plans, platforms, and the general environment for the acceptance of games (and other health-related apps) are coming together. Read More »

HealthTap Unveils “HealthTap Cloud™”

Press Release | HealthTap | November 2, 2016

HealthTap...today unveiled HealthTap Cloud™, a first-of-its-kind development platform that enables health developers to build applications more efficiently and cost effectively. HealthTap Cloud™ is powered by HOPES™, the world’s first Health Operating System, which connects the entire continuum of care to each person’s unique Personal Health Record (PHR). Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and Software Development Kits (SDKs) that help developers build highly personalized web, iOS, and Android apps are available with HealthTap Cloud™...

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HLN Releases New Version of Award Winning Open Source Immunization Forecaster

Press Release | HLN Consulting | March 15, 2018

HLN released a new version (v1.11.1) of the Immunization Calculation Engine (ICE) on March 9, 2018. ICE is a state-of-the-art open-source software system that provides clinical decision support (CDS) for immunizations for use in Immunization Information Systems (IIS), Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Personal Health Record (PHR) Systems. The release includes support for Earliest Date and Overdue Date for immunizations that are forecasted. If enabled, ICE will output two additional forecast dates along with the existing Recommendation Date...

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HLN Releases New Version of Open Source Immunization Forecaster

Press Release | HLN Consulting | August 2, 2017

HLN Consulting has released a new version of the award winning Immunization Calculation Engine (ICE). ICE is a service-oriented, standards-based immunization forecasting software system that evaluates a patient's immunization history and generates the appropriate immunization recommendations. ICE can be used in Immunization Information Systems (IIS), Electronic Health Records (EHR), Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), and Personal Health Record (PHR) Systems. The release includes changes to the rules for several vaccine series, including Polio, Meningococcal ACWY, and Influenza.

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HLN Releases Roadmap for Open Source Immunization Forecaster

Press Release | HLN Consulting | September 18, 2017

On September 7, 2017 HLN Consulting released a product Roadmap for its award winning Immunization Calculation Engine (ICE). ICE is an open source service-oriented, standards-based immunization forecasting software system that evaluates a patient's immunization history and generates the appropriate immunization recommendations. The Roadmap describes modifications that have already been scheduled for inclusion in new releases of ICE in the near future, in addition to ongoing changes that may be required to maintain compliance with Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations...

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In-Depth: How Patient Generated Health Data Is Evolving Into One Of Healthcare’s Biggest Trends

Staff Writer | MobiHealthNews | May 30, 2014

What patient generated data used to be and why it is increasingly important Read More »

Is Open Source Tolven the "Dark Horse" of Health IT Platforms?

Is there perhaps a “dark horse” in the EHR field, just poised to challenge the overhyped, slow, clumsy, and expensive leaders of the EHR heat? All the troubles with lack of interoperability and usability of proprietary EHRs have suddenly put the spotlight on what may be the EHR dark horse, the open source Tolven Platform.

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Key exhibitor booths at HIMSS18 for open solutions, collaboration, and interoperability

The annual gargantuan HIMSS conference is back at Las Vegas with over 40,000 participants, over a thousand exhibitors, and more than 600 presentations. As we saw last year in Orlando, more than half of the conference presentations are focused on applications based on open source such as FHIR and Blockchain, and a great emphasis on open solutions for interoperability. With so many presentations and exhibits, it is impossible to provide a full overview. Below are a few of some of the most interesting exhibits of open solutions this year.

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MedicaSoft Announces 100% Direct Trust Interoperability

Press Release | MedicaSoft | March 14, 2017

MedicaSoft, a next generation healthcare IT company, announced today it has achieved 100% interoperability with all DirectTrust Health Information Service Providers (HISPs). The DirectTrust Accredited Trust Anchor Bundle includes HISPs, Certificate Authorities (CAs), and Registration Authorities (RAs) that have achieved accreditation through the EHNAC-DirectTrust Trusted Agent Accreditation Program (DTAAP). Read More »

MedicaSoft Cloud EHR Achieves EHNAC Cloud-Enabled Accreditation

Press Release | MedicaSoft, EHNAC | January 12, 2016

MedicaSoft, a next generation healthcare IT company, announced today it has achieved full accreditation with the Cloud-Enabled Accreditation Program (CEAP) from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). Developed by industry-peers, CEAP is offered exclusively for the users of FedRAMP-certified Cloud Service Providers (CPSs) – regardless of the healthcare data exchange model the CSP supports. This program is available to organizations who are already accredited or have become candidates of at least one other EHNAC-accreditation program (the primary program).

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