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COVID-19 Demonstrates Need for Improved Healthcare Interoperability

There’s no question that the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many weaknesses in the American healthcare industry, especially when it comes to healthcare interoperability. Let’s take...

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Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare Brings Better Collaboration and Interoperability

Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare allows healthcare orgs to more proactively engage with their patients and gives providers the tools they need to improve workflows and...

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The Challenges with Exchanging Healthcare Data

Healthcare interoperability is always important to patient care, but it's especially critical during a situation like a global pandemic. So why is it so difficult...

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EHR Tools Improve Fight Against COVID-19 for Healthcare Organizations

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic, along with Epic, have recently developed and customized an EHR-based remote monitoring tool for COVID-19 patients. Read on for a...

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Healthcare Technology Companies Will Need APIs to Prepare for Oncoming Industry Changes

Recently, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology has proposed a rule that would affect how electronic health records (EHRs) should...

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10 Questions to Ask When Evaluating an HIE

Considering a new healthcare integration engine at your organization? We look at 10 questions you should answer when evaluating an HIE and why they matter....

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#HIMSS17 Recap: An Industry on FHIR

A look back at major announcements from HIMMS 2017, including a new FHIR guide, a partnership with Google, and OCR announcements.

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The Top Technology Challenges Facing Healthcare Professionals Today

With HL7, the mission is simple: digital records that can be easily accessed by anyone involved in a patient’s care -- but simple doesn't mean...

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5 Important Health IT Stories You Might Have Missed This Year

There’s a lot going on in the Health IT world these days, but sometimes it’s hard to weed the important news from the noise. With...

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Ready for ICD-10’s Impact to Healthcare Integration?

With the October 1st ICD-10 compliance date now looming on the horizon, organizations are shoring up their plans for the transition.  Software upgrades and training plans...

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CDC Report – Use and Characteristics of EHR Systems

Key findings from the CDC Report on the Use and Characteristics of Electronic Health Record (EHR) Systems Among Office-based Physician Practices.

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Making Progress: A 2013/2014 Comparison of HIE Organizations Supporting Meaningful Use Stage 2

Recently, the HIMSS HIE Committee conducted a follow-up survey to its 2013 Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2 Survey research providing a year-over-year snapshot of how health information organizations (HIOs)...

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