Interoperability

by John Moore | December 15, 2015

Annual Review: 2015 Predictions

What good are predictions and the prognosticators who make them if they never go back and assess those predictions later? A big fat goose egg, or worse, if you set some aspects of your strategic plan in alignment with those predictions. The annual predictions that we and other industry followers

by Matt Guldin | December 01, 2015

Current & Future Trends for the Digital Care Plan: New Report Hits the Streets

Proper care coordination depends on a longitudinal care plan that all members of a care team can view, contribute to, update, and distribute. Such a plan must also be patient-centric, holistic, interdisciplinary, and dynamic. Naturally, it will be digital and likely reside in the cloud. Most healthcare organizations (HCOs), not

by jranck | August 24, 2015

APIs and Data Analytics

There is a lot of buzz these days over precision medicine and if you’re stuck in the midst of EHR implementations and/or ICD-9/10 transitions, it might sound a bit farfetched to see how precision medicine will ever scale to the clinic. Integrating genomic data into the EHR is going to

by John Moore | August 17, 2015

What Cerner’s DoD Win Means to Industry

So much ink, so little insight. Quite a lot has been published on the awarding of the large Dept. of Defense (DoD) EHR contract, but almost all articles are simple rehashes of the press release and occasionally including some basic, on-the-record, public comments made by those in the upper echelons of the

by John Moore lll | July 31, 2015

#WWBR Week of July 27, 2015

Hipaa’s Use as Code of Silence Often Misinterprets the Law Paula Span for The New York Times "Confusion about HIPAA privacy and security is one thing. Feigned confusion is another. This article highlights ways in which either kind of confusion could lead to less than optimal outcomes. HIPAA is often

by Brian Murphy | July 23, 2015

New Insight Report on Moving to Open Platforms Now Available

[To skip the prelude and go directly to the report sales page, please click here: 2015 Platforms in Healthcare: EHR Vendors’ Capabilities for Interoperability] Demand for interoperable technologies and platforms is increasing and enterprise technology vendors are responding. Cloud computing, composite applications, and open-source software with publicly available application programming

by Brian Murphy | July 04, 2015

FHIR — The Healthcare Platform Enabler

The Plan FHIR is the new, open way to represent clinical, financial, and administrative data about patients. It is being positioned as a comprehensive solution to many of the interoperability issues in healthcare. It provides a simple way for programmers to read or write data at its source rather than

by Brian Murphy | June 18, 2015

HIPAA Must Die

Do we really need HIPAA and fifty different state versions of HIPAA to make patient data private and secure? And HIPAA has a lot of company. Each state also has different rules for telemedicine, for credentialing, for nurse staffing levels, for reimbursement, and the list goes on. The time has come
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