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Archives for Interoperability

0 It’s time to apply pressure on vendors and standards agencies to create a standard for hemodynamic system interoperability. Cardiology has always been a complex clinical service with multiple levels of clinical information. Besides imaging, cardiology services must manage other clinical information such as ECG tracings, EP mappings, and hemodynamic data, or the “blood flow, […]

For years, federal officials have given the U.S. departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs flak for failing to make their electronic health record systems interoperable. The decibel level of such complaints rose astronomically following a February 2013 decision to abandon development of a joint EHR, and has grown deafening in recent months as the push […]

With an eye on solving issues for sharing veteran health data between government agencies, the Department of Veterans Affairs is planning to launch a new interface–the Enterprise Health Management Platform. read more Read more from originating source…

The Learning Healthcare System Starts with the Vendor-Neutral Archive By Larry Sitka The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, commonly referred to as ONC, recently released “Connecting Health and Care for the Nation, A Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap (DRAFT Version 1.0).” Inside the 166-page framework description, ONC introduces the need for a […]

Connected health infrastructure is emerging as a binding agent for diverse devices and workflows, aiding diagnosis, monitoring and prevention in the healthcare industry. For such an infrastructure to be efficient, stakeholders must first ensure that interoperability and connectivity standards are in place. …read more Source:: http://www.news-medical.net/news/20150528/New-Frost-Sullivan-analysis-finds-that-over-5025-of-health-providers-lack-healthcare-IT-roadmap.aspx       

Cures Act heads to House floor The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved the 21st Century Cures Act with a unanimous 51-0 vote, sending the legislation to the House floor for a vote. The new law would require EHR vendors to meet yet to be defined interoperability standards by 2018 or risk being decertified. “I […]

The American Hospital Association expressed concerns about the interoperability provisions in the 21st Century Cures legislation in a letter sent to Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. read more …read more Source:: http://www.fiercehealthit.com/story/aha-raises-concerns-about-interoperability-provisions-21st-century-cures-ac/2015-05-21?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss       

Interoperability Roadmap Public Comments ONC publishes all of the public comments it received on its interoperability roadmap (PDF). ICD-10 Transition Testing Proposed Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) introduces the ICD-TEN Act, a bill that would introduce an 18-month period during which providers could submit claims in either ICD-9 or ICD-10 format, and during which CMS would […]

A bill that would establish new criteria for interoperability cleared the first hurdle toward passage last week, as the 21st Century Cures initiative was unanimously approved by the Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee. The proposed legislation contains a number of provision relative to interoperability that could impact the existing business and clinical practices employed within […]

Stiff Interoperability penalties in new 21st Century Cures Act The revised 21st Century Cures Act was introduced in Congress today, and the new changes included funding to develop metrics to quantify and report on the exact state of interoperability available between EHR systems today, and then report on whether each EHR vendor was in compliance […]

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