Tag Archives: interoperability

An Interoperability Use Case Repository and Narrative

by: Joe Wagner, vice president transformation services, TELUS Health and Seth Blumenthal, program manager national quality registry network (NQRN®),  American Medical Association The HIMSS Interoperability Maturity Model Task Force is pleased to announce a new web-based use case repository which also includes a … Continue reading

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Current market view of the usage, value and future of Direct Messaging

by: Mari Greenberger, Director of Informatics, HIMSS, and Sean Kennedy, Director, HIE, Mass eHealth Institute Recently the FY15 HIMSS Interoperability and HIE Committees conducted a nationwide survey on Direct messaging to learn how the marketplace is using Direct to facilitate health information … Continue reading

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Medical Device Integration: Adoption, Application & Challenges: An Interview with John Zaleski, PhD, CPHIMS

Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part interview. The first installment can be found here. “We are a long way from universal interoperability of medical devices, where a device operates as easily and freely as plugging in a … Continue reading

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Medical Device Integration: Growth, Trends & Challenges: An Interview with John Zaleski, PhD, CPHIMS

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part interview. “Medical device data collection has increasingly become a part of the fabric of health IT system deployment,” writes John Zaleski, PhD, CPHIMS, in his new book Connected Medical Devices: Integrating … Continue reading

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How Close Are We to Consumer-Mediated Exchange?

by Sri Bharadwaj,  president-elect, Southern California chapter of HIMSS; member, HIMSS Value of Provider-Patient Engagement Task Force; and director, information services, UC Irvine Health If you don’t know about an  app that allows you to securely integrate multiple banking accounts into … Continue reading

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Following Health Care’s Black Swan

It’s time to consider a sudden or unexpected change in healthcare delivery, an evolution with impact that can become health care’s black swan.

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Answers on FHIR®- Part 2

by: Russell Leftwich, MD, FAAAAI, FCCP the CMIO of the State of Tennessee Office of eHealth Initiatives  This is the second of a two-part installment. Additional FHIR questions will be address in a blog post on Tuesday, April 14.  Beyond the base Resources … Continue reading

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Answers on FHIR® – Part 1

by: Russell Leftwich, MD, FAAAAI, FCCP the CMIO of the State of Tennessee Office of eHealth Initiatives  This is the first of a two-part installment. Additional FHIR questions will be address in a blog post on Tuesday, April 14.  HL7® FHIR® … Continue reading

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Certified Connectivity. Finely Tuned Simplicity

This spring has offered the health IT community many opportunities to chat about interoperability and consider the path forward. Clearly, the push towards interoperability is top of mind in our national dialogue. The ONC Interoperability Roadmap, the 2015 Edition Health … Continue reading

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HIE inPractice Blog Series: Outreach as an Integral Part of Enabling Health Information Exchanges

by: Tom Swett, CPHIMS, CPHQ, and Prerak Joshi Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) are integral to the patient-centered transformation that healthcare systems, patients, payers, clinicians, and ancillary patient service supporters are currently experiencing.

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