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The Center for Medical Interoperability Launches Industry-Wide Verification Program

The Center for Medical Interoperability (“The Center”) today announced the launch of C4MI VerifiedTM – a testing program to accelerate the availability of connected technology solutions …

UPDATED Coronavirus tracker: White House projects more than 200K could die despite social distancing; Florida Blue waives cost-sharing – FierceHealthcare

UPDATED Coronavirus tracker: White House projects more than 200K could die despite social distancing; Florida Blue waives cost-sharing  FierceHealthcare

Profit Motives Are Fueling Mask Shortages at Hospitals – Truthout

Profit Motives Are Fueling Mask Shortages at Hospitals  Truthout

Coronavirus Pushes Nashville Hospital To Share Information About Stocks Of Protective Gear – Patch.com

Coronavirus Pushes Nashville Hospital To Share Information About Stocks Of Protective Gear  Patch.com

Coronavirus Pushes More Hospitals To Share Data About Inventories Of Protective Gear – NPR

Coronavirus Pushes More Hospitals To Share Data About Inventories Of Protective Gear  NPR

COVID-19 and real estate: How the coronavirus is impacting the AEC industry – Building Design + Construction

COVID-19 and real estate: How the coronavirus is impacting the AEC industry  Building Design + Construction

Sunburn — The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics — 3.11.20 – Florida Politics

Sunburn — The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics — 3.11.20  Florida Politics

Validea Peter Lynch Strategy Daily Upgrade Report – 3/3/2020 – Nasdaq

Validea Peter Lynch Strategy Daily Upgrade Report – 3/3/2020  Nasdaq

5 Evidence-Based Ways to Communicate Better With Patients – https://ryortho.com/

5 Evidence-Based Ways to Communicate Better With Patients  https://ryortho.com/

2020 In Charge – Health Care – Nashville Post

2020 In Charge – Health Care  Nashville Post

Robert Chamberlain, Chairman and CEO at Applied Health – openPR

Robert Chamberlain, Chairman and CEO at Applied Health  openPR

Vanderbilt develops EHR data-mining tool to identify disease associations – Becker's Hospital Review

Vanderbilt develops EHR data-mining tool to identify disease associations  Becker's Hospital Review

Why healthcare needs to consider 'systemness' now – Health Data Management

Why healthcare needs to consider 'systemness' now  Health Data Management

The 66 hospitals, health systems that signed Epic's letter opposing interoperability rules – Becker's Hospital Review

The 66 hospitals, health systems that signed Epic's letter opposing interoperability rules  Becker's Hospital Review

Molina Healthcare starts national SDOH research initiative – Health Data Management

Molina Healthcare starts national SDOH research initiative  Health Data Management

ECRI Institute creates hospital resource center for coronavirus – ModernHealthcare.com

ECRI Institute creates hospital resource center for coronavirus  ModernHealthcare.com

55 things to know about Epic, Cerner, Meditech, Allscripts and Athenahealth – Becker's Hospital Review

55 things to know about Epic, Cerner, Meditech, Allscripts and Athenahealth  Becker's Hospital Review

Healthcare earnings reports from the fourth quarter of 2019 – ModernHealthcare.com

Healthcare earnings reports from the fourth quarter of 2019  ModernHealthcare.com

Morning Briefing for Monday, January 27, 2020 – Kaiser Health News

Morning Briefing for Monday, January 27, 2020  Kaiser Health News

Health Care Delivery and Payment System Reforms – Annals of Internal Medicine

Health Care Delivery and Payment System Reforms  Annals of Internal Medicine

Hospitals advised to prepare for dealing with Wuhan coronavirus – ModernHealthcare.com

Hospitals advised to prepare for dealing with Wuhan coronavirus  ModernHealthcare.com

Chutes & Ladders—Tulane Health System names CEO; Vanderbilt hospital nabs Michigan Medicine exec – FierceHealthcare

Chutes & Ladders—Tulane Health System names CEO; Vanderbilt hospital nabs Michigan Medicine exec  FierceHealthcare

Cigna, Oscar Health Form New Brand for Small Business Plans – HealthPayerIntelligence.com

Cigna, Oscar Health Form New Brand for Small Business Plans  HealthPayerIntelligence.com

Report on Patient Privacy Volume 20, Number 1. Privacy Briefs: January 2020 – JD Supra

Report on Patient Privacy Volume 20, Number 1. Privacy Briefs: January 2020  JD Supra

20 things to know about Epic, Cerner heading into 2020 – Becker's Hospital Review

20 things to know about Epic, Cerner heading into 2020  Becker's Hospital Review

36 hospitals, health systems that partnered with big tech in 2019 – Becker's Hospital Review

36 hospitals, health systems that partnered with big tech in 2019  Becker's Hospital Review

Nashville Post: The Center for Medical Interoperability is moving closer to setting standards that will drive innovation

Our CEO Ed Cantwell, recently had an opportunity to update the Nashville Post on progress being made by the Center for Medical Interoperability. Click here to see the Nashville Post article (subscriber content).

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Nashville Business Journal offers a virtual tour of our headquarters

Via the Nashville Business Journal >> The Nashville Business Journal recently toured The Center for Medical Interoperability office and took some great pictures of our new home.  See the space and discover some of the goals that informed the designs in this virtual tour.

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What a former member of the Soviet bloc has to offer Nashville’s health leaders

Via Nashville Business Journal » When looking for technological advancements, few look to the former USSR, but one of Nashville’s health care leaders did exactly that when searching for a way to solve what is one of the industry’s biggest problems: interoperability. Ed Cantwell, CEO of the Center for Medical Interoperability, recently visited Estonia to […]

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Center for Medical Interoperability Moves to New HQ

Via Nashville Medical News » In April, the Center for Medical Interoperability opened its new Nashville headquarters and a one-of-a-kind testing and certification lab in the oneC1TY development off of Charlotte Pike. The new facility’s striking interior was designed around the theme of “Follow the Flow of Data.” The center is a 501(c)(3) cooperative research and development […]

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4 Initiatives Advancing Healthcare Interoperability in 2017

Via EHR Intelligence » Healthcare organizations and health IT developers have cemented their commitment to achieving true interoperability through multi-stakeholder initiatives in 2017. Healthcare interoperability has been a priority for vendors and providers since the advent of health data exchange. Timely access to accurate health information regardless of health IT system or location improves provider […]

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The long and winding road to patient data interoperability

Via Modern Healthcare » Most of the time when Dr. James Tcheng gets a new patient from outside of Duke Health, he starts with a bundle of paper. After his secretary receives a patient’s records—either directly from another doctor’s office or after a request is faxed—and opens them, Tcheng goes through the information, with a […]

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With revenue up, Cerner remains unaffected by ACA uncertainty

Via Modern Healthcare » Cerner Corp. posted strong financial growth in the first quarter despite the continued uncertainty surrounding the Affordable Care Act and healthcare industry, the company said Thursday. One of the nation’s largest health information technology vendors, Cerner is well positioned to help the healthcare industry lower costs through delivery reform, said Cerner […]

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Can Nashville’s health care leaders solve one of the industry’s biggest challenges? They better

Via Nashville Business Journal » If you’re thinking about the future of health care, you should be mindful of Steve Jobs. Whether that comes in the form of optimism or wariness depends on your perspective. For Charlie Martin, a veteran hospital company CEO and the head of investment firm Martin Ventures, Jobs’ innovative ability is emblematic of […]

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Health Care of the Future: Interoperability

Via HCA Today Blog » Today I had the honor of delivering the keynote speech at the Nashville Business Journal’s Health Care of the Future event at the Music City Center. It was a challenge to tackle this vast subject in just 15 minutes. Following is the text of my speech, which focuses on three […]

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Center for Medical Interoperability Opens Headquarters in Nashville

Via HealthcareInformatics.com » The Center for Medical Interoperability officially opened its headquarters this week and launched a testing and certification laboratory with the aim of improving patient safety and care. The center is a 501(c)(3) cooperative research and development lab founded by health systems to simplify and advance data sharing among medical technologies and systems. The center’s […]

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Nashville’s health care moonshot is ready for its moment

Via Nashville Business Journal » He’s got the hospitals on his side. He’s been courting the vendors. Now he’s ready to see what they can do together. “He” is Ed Cantwell, CEO of the Center for Medical Interoperability, a new Nashville-based nonprofit that has brought together some of the industry’s biggest power players to improve the […]

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Center for Medical Interoperability Opens Headquarters and Unique Lab to Speed Seamless Flow of Patient Medical Data

Lab dedicated to breaking down data barriers that prevent doctors from having quick, complete access to patient information   Nashville, TN (April 6, 2017) – The Center for Medical Interoperability (“The Center”) has opened its headquarters and launched a one-of-a-kind testing and certification laboratory that will improve patient safety and care. The Center is dedicated […]

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Center opens to tackle interoperability challenges in healthcare

Via Health Data Management » Nashville is home to a new 16,000-square-foot Center for Medical Interoperability that will be focused on simplifying and advancing health data sharing across technologies and systems. Thursday is the grand opening of the center, which is a membership-based organization that includes what is described as the first-of-its-kind testing and certification laboratory […]

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Ascension Health, Vanderbilt UMC unveil Center for Medical Interoperability HQ

Via Becker’s Hospital Review » The Center for Medical Interoperability on April 6 opened its headquarters in Nashville, Tenn. The center is a joint initiative of Nashville-based Hospital Corporation of America; Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems; Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health; St. Louis-based Ascension Health; and Nashville-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center, among other U.S. healthcare providers. […]

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A millionaire’s mission: Stop hospitals from killing their patients by medical error

Via Fox News » IRVINE, Calif. — Joe Kiani likes to point out that the most worn spot on most medical monitoring devices is the mute button. He’s out to change that — and, he hopes, to stop the epidemic of preventable hospital death that kills tens of thousands of Americans each year. It’s not […]

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CEO Ed Cantwell Featured in InCharge Healthcare 2017: The Continuum of Care

Via Nashville Medical News » View the 2017 edition of InCharge Healthcare » As our healthcare delivery system continues to evolve and transform, there is an increasing focus on communication, connection and engagement at every point along the continuum of care. Certainly, the top executives featured on this year’s cover represent not only excellence in […]

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Trusted Wireless Health – A New Approach to Medical Grade Wireless

Via ICT Today » Several current trends give cause to rethink the design of wireless systems in medical buildings. Increasingly, patients are bringing in their connected smart devices and expecting the hospital to provide wireless internet services for free. Studies conducted over the last six years show that guest traffic in these facilities has risen […]

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Blockchain and health care’s future

Via Nashville Post » Disruptive database technology could be industry savior Beyond the country music tropes and Bible Belt platitudes, Nashville should be best known for its place in the health care industry. Headquartered in the city are 16 publicly traded health care companies with a combined $73 billion in global revenue, according to an […]

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Nashville Health Care Council Panel Calls for Leadership, Accountability in Addressing Cyber Threats

Via Businesswire » NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With cyber security breaches becoming an ever-growing issue for health care companies, the Nashville Health Care Council welcomed a panel of experts to discuss strategies for preventing such attacks. Though data invasions can be disastrous for health care organizations, the industry has so far struggled to put processes into place […]

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Center for Medical Interoperability names CEO

Via Nashville Post >> A local health industry group aiming to overhaul how medical technologies talk to each other has named a new CEO. The Nashville-based Center for Medical Interoperability has announced the promotion of Ed Cantwell (pictured) to chief executive officer. Involved since the center’s founding, Cantwell previously served as its executive director. Prior […]

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Center for Medical Interoperability names Ed Cantwell as CEO

  Nashville, TN (October 27, 2016) – The Center for Medical Interoperability, an organization of health systems dedicated to improving health care by advancing the seamless flow of information among medical technologies, is pleased to announce the promotion of Ed Cantwell to Chief Executive Officer. Involved since the Center’s founding, Cantwell previously served as its […]

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ONC offers help navigating complex EHR contracts, post-go-live usability

Via Healthcare IT News » The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has put out new guidance for choosing EHRs and understanding the fine print of vendor contracts. The EHR contract guide – subtitle: Selecting Wisely, Negotiating Terms, and Understanding the Fine Print – aims to help providers that are purchasing new systems better understand […]

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Will MACRA spark interoperability advancements?

The Center for Medical Interoperability introduced a new maturity model and HIMSS publicly commented that focusing on technical interoperability is not enough in the industry-wide move toward value-based care and alternative payment models. The rule on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) will be released early this fall. But even before […]

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From the Editor: How Nashville will save health care

HCA Holdings Inc. and Community Health Systems Inc. control a large chunk of the nation’s hospital beds. That gives them significant power to change the health care industry. So when the two Middle Tennessee hospital giants — and rivals — come together on something, the industry takes notice.   That’s why a new nonprofit group […]

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The tech doesn’t talk: Nashville needs to fix it

Two hundred thousand people die every year because of a failure to communicate. A trillion dollars is wasted every year. That’s how health care experts set the stage when they talk about one of the biggest concerns facing the industry today: a lack of interoperability. Yes, it’s a big word. And it’s one that means […]

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Industry News

ANZUS hospital ships for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief – Defence Connect

ANZUS hospital ships for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief  Defence Connect

Best Tools for Medical Records Management, Compared – Software Advice

Best Tools for Medical Records Management, Compared  Software Advice

Vanguard Health Care ETF: Wait And Watch – Seeking Alpha

Vanguard Health Care ETF: Wait And Watch  Seeking Alpha

How blockchain could potentially transform global healthcare in the wake of COVID-19 – EnterpriseTalk

How blockchain could potentially transform global healthcare in the wake of COVID-19  EnterpriseTalk

COVID-19 Pandemic: Prevent the Oncoming Medical Information Crisis – – HIT Consultant

COVID-19 Pandemic: Prevent the Oncoming Medical Information Crisis –  HIT Consultant

COVID-19 UPDATE: Coronavirus Positive Patients can use Sargas' Remote Monitoring platform to free up hospital beds and Medical Staff – Yahoo Finance

COVID-19 UPDATE: Coronavirus Positive Patients can use Sargas' Remote Monitoring platform to free up hospital beds and Medical Staff  Yahoo Finance

Podcast: Making Precision Medicine a Reality – Undark Magazine

Podcast: Making Precision Medicine a Reality  Undark Magazine

Caring for seniors during COVID-19 pandemic REGENSTRIEF INSTITUTE – EurekAlert

Caring for seniors during COVID-19 pandemic REGENSTRIEF INSTITUTE  EurekAlert

74% of Providers Approve of OpenNotes, Patient Data Access – PatientEngagementHIT.com

74% of Providers Approve of OpenNotes, Patient Data Access  PatientEngagementHIT.com

Hospitals Granted 'Unprecedented Flexibility' As CMS Relaxes Safety Rules Around Treating Patients – Kaiser Health News

Hospitals Granted 'Unprecedented Flexibility' As CMS Relaxes Safety Rules Around Treating Patients  Kaiser Health News

Abartys Health launches platform that enables faster patient access to coronavirus test results in US – The Sociable

Abartys Health launches platform that enables faster patient access to coronavirus test results in US  The Sociable

Global Medical Device Interoperability Market 2019 Top Companies,Growth, Market Size Global Market Share, Trends, Outlook, Opportunity and Demand Analysis, Forecast upto 2026 – Global Industry News 24

Global Medical Device Interoperability Market 2019 Top Companies,Growth, Market Size Global Market Share, Trends, Outlook, Opportunity and Demand Analysis, Forecast upto 2026  Global Industry News 24

COVID-19 prompts rise in digital health services – McGill Tribune

COVID-19 prompts rise in digital health services  McGill Tribune

Healthcare Interoperability Solutions Market Latest Technology Trends 2020 | Growth by Top Companies IBM Watson Health, InterSystems Corporation, Jitterbit, NXGN Management, LLC, OSP Labs, Cerner Corporation, Infor, Inc – The Fuel Fox

Healthcare Interoperability Solutions Market Latest Technology Trends 2020 | Growth by Top Companies IBM Watson Health, InterSystems Corporation, Jitterbit, NXGN Management, LLC, OSP Labs, Cerner Corporation, Infor, Inc  The Fuel Fox

Striking a balance between medical device security and innovation – Healthcare IT News

Striking a balance between medical device security and innovation  Healthcare IT News

Remote Patient Monitoring with Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) | Internet of Things Show – Microsoft – Channel 9

Remote Patient Monitoring with Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) | Internet of Things Show  Microsoft – Channel 9

Connecticut National Guard assists medical supply distribution in support of COVID-19 pandemic response – DVIDS

Connecticut National Guard assists medical supply distribution in support of COVID-19 pandemic response  DVIDS

Will the coronavirus spark an overdue platform revolution in health care? – MIT Sloan News

Will the coronavirus spark an overdue platform revolution in health care?  MIT Sloan News

A guide to telehealth vendors in the age of COVID-19 – Healthcare IT News

A guide to telehealth vendors in the age of COVID-19  Healthcare IT News

Global Healthcare Data Interoperability Market Outlook 2020-2026 : Allscripts, Cerner Corporation, Ciox Health, Edifecs, Epic, Experian Health – Northwest Trail

Global Healthcare Data Interoperability Market Outlook 2020-2026 : Allscripts, Cerner Corporation, Ciox Health, Edifecs, Epic, Experian Health  Northwest Trail

Epic Systems, OCHIN Launch COVID-19 Preparedness Screening App – EHRIntelligence.com

Epic Systems, OCHIN Launch COVID-19 Preparedness Screening App  EHRIntelligence.com

J2 Global Offers Free Patient Record Query Through Consensus Interoperability Platform During COVID-19 Crisis – Yahoo Finance

J2 Global Offers Free Patient Record Query Through Consensus Interoperability Platform During COVID-19 Crisis  Yahoo Finance

Pandemics and climate change mean it's time to consider ANZUS hospital ships – The Strategist

Pandemics and climate change mean it's time to consider ANZUS hospital ships  The Strategist

Apps may need to move beyond aggregation for APIs to catch on – ModernHealthcare.com

Apps may need to move beyond aggregation for APIs to catch on  ModernHealthcare.com

Are You Prepared for Information Blocking and Interoperability Compliance? Here's Help – HealthLeaders Media

Are You Prepared for Information Blocking and Interoperability Compliance? Here's Help  HealthLeaders Media