Interoperability

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

by John Moore lll | May 29, 2015

#WWBR Week of May 25, 2015

The four global forces breaking all the trends Richard Dobbs, James Manyika, and Jonathan Woetzel for McKinsey "Good abstract from McKinsey on the four global disruptive macroeconomic forces that will impact pretty much everything we do in all corners of the world. The implications for the healthcare sector are pretty

by John Moore lll | May 15, 2015

#WWBR Week of May 11th, 2015

Radical Approach To Huge Hospital Bills: Set Your Own Price Jay Hancock for Kaiser Health News "Providers are getting squeezed by Medicare, next they could get squeezed even further by small self-insured employers. The gig is up, hospitals will have a tough time defending their often outrageous pricing that has

by John Moore lll | May 08, 2015

#WWBR Week of May 4th, 2015

Our posts from earlier in the week: May 5 – John: IBM in Healthcare: Deja Vu or Something New? May 4 – Brian: HIMSS’15: NOT on FHIR   The Future Of Medicine -- Where Investors Are Putting Their Money Nikhil R. Sahni, Robert Kocher and David M. Cutler in Forbes

by Brian Murphy | May 04, 2015

HIMSS’15: NOT on FHIR

HIMSS15 was supposed to be an opportunity for HIT vendors to really expand on interoperability with possibilities represented by FHIR and other newish standards. At least that’s what I thought. Interoperability is an overarching concern across HIT and many are expecting big things from FHIR. Only Epic proclaimed its faith flashily
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