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Event Report: BRISSKit Community Day And Hack Event

Kirsty Pitkin | BRISSKit | November 2, 2012

The BRISSKit Community Day brought together project partners, interested biomedical research groups, developers and domain experts to learn about the BRISSKit toolkit: a national shared service designed to host, implement and deploy biomedical research database applications that support the management and integration of tissue samples with clinical data and electronic patient records. Read More »

Fast Could Lead To Furious Over EHR Meaningful Use

Editorial | American Medical News | February 18, 2013

CMS’ schedule for physicians to show electronic health record proficiency is too ambitious given system limitations and issues that haven’t been addressed from stage 1. Read More »

FDA Issues Proposed Rule for Unique Device Identifiers

Ken Terry | FierceHealthIT | July 5, 2012

Five years after a request from Congress, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally issued a proposed rule that would mandate the placement of unique device identifiers (UDI) on medical devices. Among other things, the use of UDIs will facilitate the reporting of adverse events related to these devices so that the FDA can more quickly address them and recall devices if necessary. Read More »

Feds Resolve To Facilitate Health Data Exchange In 2013

John Pulley | Nextgov | December 27, 2012

Easing the way of a nationwide health information network will be a major priority for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT in 2013, with a new funding opportunity announcement issued late last week paving the way. Read More »

Feds To Open Data Access In A Big Way

John K. Higgins | E-Commerce Times | May 29, 2013

One aspect of the feds' new Open Data Policy presents both an opportunity and a challenge. It specifically calls for improved interoperability as a way to advance open data implementation. "Right now, standards setting for interoperability seems to be nobody's job -- and the federal government has the opportunity to take the lead here," said Hudson Hollister of the Data Transparency Coalition. Read More »

Global Alliance Formed To Create Framework For Genomic Data Sharing

Susan D. Hall | FierceHealthIT | June 7, 2013

More than 70 major research and healthcare organizations from 41 countries have signed a letter of intent to create a framework for sharing genomic data worldwide, posted at the Broad Institute's website... Read More »

Global Wireless Health Market Expected To Reach $59.7 billion By 2018

Fred Pennic | HIT Consultant | September 3, 2013

The global wireless health market is currently valued at $23.8 billion in 2013 and is expected to reach $59.7 billion by 2018, at an estimated CAGR of 20.2% from 2013 to 2018, according to a new report by MarketsandMarkets. Read More »

Google: 'Government Surveillance Is On The Rise'

Rebecca J. Rosen | The Atlantic | November 13, 2012

It's not just Petraeus. Google is seeing ever greater efforts by governments to monitor citizens' online activity. Read More »

Governments Take Note: Open Document Format is Updated and Improved

Mark Bohannon | OpenSource.com | October 5, 2011

In an important development last week, Open Document Format (ODF) version 1.2 was adopted as an OASIS standard after four years of hard work. And it was approved with a strong 'yes' vote and no negative votes. Read More »

Have Best-Of-Breed EMRs Lost The Hospital Battle?

Ken Congdon | Healthcare Technology Online | July 18, 2012

Is a best-of-breed or enterprise/single vendor EMR implementation the best approach for your hospital? This topic has been the focus of much debate ever since EMR software came into existence, and both sides have compelling arguments. Read More »

Health IT Groups Criticize Information Exchange Regulation Plan

Ken Terry | InformationWeek | July 5, 2012

Organizations representing private-sector stakeholders have reacted negatively to the framework for governance and operations of the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) that the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT (ONC) described in a recent request for information (RFI). Read More »

HHS, VA Go Granular In Info Exchange Demo

Joseph Conn | ModernHealthcare.com | September 17, 2012

HHS and the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department have demonstrated the successful use of technology to persistently enforce federal patient consent requirements at the "granular" data element level, HHS announced. Read More »

HIMSS Asks Congress For National Data-Matching For HIEs And Harmonized Privacy Regs

Julie Bird | FierceHealthIT | September 24, 2012

Mismatched data puts patient safety at risk, group warns
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HL7 Standards Soon to be Free of Charge

Press Release | HL7 | September 4, 2012

Health Level Seven® International (HL7®), the global leader in developing interoperability standards for healthcare IT, announced today its decision to make much of its intellectual property (IP), including standards, freely available under licensing terms. The landmark decision represents HL7’s commitment to the betterment of healthcare worldwide by ensuring that all stakeholders have equal access to its HIT standards. The new policy is expected to take effect in the first quarter of 2013. Read More »

Hospitals Align To Push For Device Interoperability

Dan Bowman | FierceHealthIT | September 25, 2013

A coalition of hospitals and health systems formed this month will push for increased medical device interoperability as a means for improving patient care and lowering costs. Read More »