Posts Tagged ‘interoperability’

The Urgency of Interoperability

The word “interoperability” means different things to different people. By definition in the IT world it is the ability of computer systems or software to exchange and make use of information. While most healthcare providers want and understand the importance of EHR interoperability, most also say (according to this 2017 survey) that current interoperability solutions […]

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Healthcare Internet of Things Market to Grow to $163B Annually By 2020

The global healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) market is expected to grow from $32.47 billion in 2015 to $163.24 billion by 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 38.1% from 2015 to 2020, says a new market research report. North America is expected to lead the IoT in the healthcare market in terms […]

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Nearly 75% of Patients Comfortable with State HIE Systems

Nearly three-quarters (73%) of patients feel “very” or “moderately comfortable” with an electronic version of their health records being immediately accessible online by any authorized health care provider in their state, says a new survey from Software Advice. The survey polled 583 U.S. health consumers and interviewed experts to understand patient support for interoperability, their perceptions of […]

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Salesforce Launches Salesforce Health Cloud

Today Salesforce introduced Health Cloud, its first industry product built specifically for healthcare. Salesforce Health Cloud is a cloud-based patient relationship management solution that enables providers to gain a complete view of the patient with integrated data from electronic medical records (EMRs), wearables and more; make smarter care decisions; engage with patients across their caregiver […]

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Interoperability Gets Personal

Let me start with my personal firsthand experience of health information interoperability. While playing football for his college last fall, my son sustained a pelvic fracture. He was initially seen and evaluated at the local community hospital, an excellent institution. He was transferred to an outstanding quaternary institution about 35 miles away. At the community […]

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Signs of Spring: Collaboration and Growth in Healthcare IT

Spring feels distant with the relentless snow here in the Northeast. And yet, in healthcare IT circles there are seedlings popping up through the frozen ground. New growth and new ideas taking root all around. In the chill of December, the Argonaut Project arrived on the scene. Echoing the mythological allusion of the JASON report, the […]

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State HIEs: The Glass is Half…

For advocates of Health Information Exchanges (HIE), a new study on repeat imaging offers encouragement. As reported in January in Healthcare IT News, researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College found that participants whose medical records were accessed through an HIE within 90 days were significantly less likely to have repeat imaging tests. The study comes on […]

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