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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 …

Change Healthcare's IPO one year in: 10 key events and what to expect in the future – Becker's Hospital Review

Change Healthcare's IPO one year in: 10 key events and what to expect in the future  Becker's Hospital Review

NIH Funds Research to Understand How Genomics of Diverse Populations Affect Clinical Care – AJMC.com Managed Markets Network

NIH Funds Research to Understand How Genomics of Diverse Populations Affect Clinical Care  AJMC.com Managed Markets Network

Healthcare providers that underwent cyberattacks in 2020 so far – Becker's Hospital Review

Healthcare providers that underwent cyberattacks in 2020 so far  Becker's Hospital Review

9 HCA hospitals add smart infusion pump program to EHR – Becker's Hospital Review

9 HCA hospitals add smart infusion pump program to EHR  Becker's Hospital Review

4 Health Benefits That Are Valuable to Small Businesses – HealthPayerIntelligence.com

4 Health Benefits That Are Valuable to Small Businesses  HealthPayerIntelligence.com

258+ healthcare revenue cycle companies to know | 2020 – Becker's Hospital Review

258+ healthcare revenue cycle companies to know | 2020  Becker's Hospital Review

Hospital mergers + acquisitions: 14 recent deals – Becker's Hospital Review

Hospital mergers + acquisitions: 14 recent deals  Becker's Hospital Review

260+ telehealth companies to know | 2020 – Becker's Hospital Review

260+ telehealth companies to know | 2020  Becker's Hospital Review

HCA in the headlines — 9 latest stories – Becker's Hospital Review

HCA in the headlines — 9 latest stories  Becker's Hospital Review

Optum's presence in healthcare this past year: A timeline – Becker's Hospital Review

Optum's presence in healthcare this past year: A timeline  Becker's Hospital Review

HCA TriStar hospital names new COO – Becker's Hospital Review

HCA TriStar hospital names new COO  Becker's Hospital Review

Hospital M&A update: 9 recent deals – Becker's Hospital Review

Hospital M&A update: 9 recent deals  Becker's Hospital Review

UPDATED Coronavirus tracker: HHS watchdog plans to investigate CARES Act funding to providers – FierceHealthcare

UPDATED Coronavirus tracker: HHS watchdog plans to investigate CARES Act funding to providers  FierceHealthcare

Bridge Connector Named a Gartner Cool Vendor for Healthcare Interoperability – Business Wire

Bridge Connector Named a Gartner Cool Vendor for Healthcare Interoperability  Business Wire

16 hospitals, health systems seeking Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, Meditech talent – Becker's Hospital Review

16 hospitals, health systems seeking Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, Meditech talent  Becker's Hospital Review

100 great hospitals in America | 2020 – Becker's Hospital Review

100 great hospitals in America | 2020  Becker's Hospital Review

COVID-19 in Africa: care and protection for frontline healthcare workers – BMC Blogs Network

COVID-19 in Africa: care and protection for frontline healthcare workers  BMC Blogs Network

For-profit hospital M&A update: 12 deals involving CHS, HCA and Quorum – Becker's Hospital Review

For-profit hospital M&A update: 12 deals involving CHS, HCA and Quorum  Becker's Hospital Review

Maze Ransomware Hackers Post Patient Data Stolen from 2 Providers – HealthITSecurity.com

Maze Ransomware Hackers Post Patient Data Stolen from 2 Providers  HealthITSecurity.com

50 hospital and health system CNOs to know | 2020 – Becker's Hospital Review

50 hospital and health system CNOs to know | 2020  Becker's Hospital Review

HCA acquires 2 Florida hospitals – Becker's Hospital Review

HCA acquires 2 Florida hospitals  Becker's Hospital Review

CHS to cease inpatient care at 2 Florida hospitals, sell them to HCA – Becker's Hospital Review

CHS to cease inpatient care at 2 Florida hospitals, sell them to HCA  Becker's Hospital Review

Ryan Tobin named CEO of Swedish Medical Center – Becker's Hospital Review

Ryan Tobin named CEO of Swedish Medical Center  Becker's Hospital Review

TriStar Skyline Medical Center names new COO – Becker's Hospital Review

TriStar Skyline Medical Center names new COO  Becker's Hospital Review

Coronavirus April 1: 13 notes from physicians, hospitals – Becker's Hospital Review

Coronavirus April 1: 13 notes from physicians, hospitals  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).

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


Industry News

The Real Security Innovation Gap – Lawfare

The Real Security Innovation Gap  Lawfare

Medical Terminology Software Market Predicted By Top Players Like Apelon, HiveWorx, Wolters Kluwer, Informatics, Carecom – Chelanpress

Medical Terminology Software Market Predicted By Top Players Like Apelon, HiveWorx, Wolters Kluwer, Informatics, Carecom  Chelanpress

InterSystems upgrades medical records system – ZAWYA

InterSystems upgrades medical records system  ZAWYA

Jason Ward: Technology can transform healthcare – but a culture change is also needed – Independent.ie

Jason Ward: Technology can transform healthcare – but a culture change is also needed  Independent.ie

Why The Telehealth Revolution Will Improve Well-being For Years To Come – Thrive Global

Why The Telehealth Revolution Will Improve Well-being For Years To Come  Thrive Global

Global Nurse Call Systems Market to Reach $2.78 Billion by 2025 – PRNewswire

Global Nurse Call Systems Market to Reach $2.78 Billion by 2025  PRNewswire

House Votes to Lift HHS Funding Ban on National Patient Identifier – HealthITSecurity.com

House Votes to Lift HHS Funding Ban on National Patient Identifier  HealthITSecurity.com

NCNG dispatched to Oak Island to assist in recovery efforts – United States Army

NCNG dispatched to Oak Island to assist in recovery efforts  United States Army

Maximizing Use Of Claims Data To Address COVID-19: We Need To Revisit Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual – Health Affairs

Maximizing Use Of Claims Data To Address COVID-19: We Need To Revisit Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual  Health Affairs

Medical Practice Management Software Market Structure Analysis for the Forecast Period – Research Newspaper

Medical Practice Management Software Market Structure Analysis for the Forecast Period  Research Newspaper

Blink and SemaConnect Announce Interoperability Making Electric Vehicle Charging More Accessible for Drivers Nationwide – GlobeNewswire

Blink and SemaConnect Announce Interoperability Making Electric Vehicle Charging More Accessible for Drivers Nationwide  GlobeNewswire

Say Hello To The Largest Virtual Care Company: Telavongo, The $38 Billion Merger Between Teladoc And Livongo – Forbes

Say Hello To The Largest Virtual Care Company: Telavongo, The $38 Billion Merger Between Teladoc And Livongo  Forbes

Preparing for Three Federal Mandates to Improve Healthcare in 2021 – Medical Economics

Preparing for Three Federal Mandates to Improve Healthcare in 2021  Medical Economics

Michigan Medicine Selects Mach7's eUnity SMARTviewer to Drive Enterprise Viewing Strategy – GlobeNewswire

Michigan Medicine Selects Mach7's eUnity SMARTviewer to Drive Enterprise Viewing Strategy  GlobeNewswire

The Risk of Nation-State Hackers, Government-Controlled Health Data – HealthITSecurity.com

The Risk of Nation-State Hackers, Government-Controlled Health Data  HealthITSecurity.com

How Times of Crisis Spur Needed Change in Healthcare Delivery – HIT Consultant

How Times of Crisis Spur Needed Change in Healthcare Delivery  HIT Consultant

Health Technology Supercharges During COVID-19 – Provider

Health Technology Supercharges During COVID-19  Provider

What rural hospitals can teach their urban counterparts about patient engagement – MedCity News

What rural hospitals can teach their urban counterparts about patient engagement  MedCity News

ID Health Information Exchange Implements SDOH Tool – EHRIntelligence.com

ID Health Information Exchange Implements SDOH Tool  EHRIntelligence.com

BPM+ Health Picks Dr. Shane McNamee as Chief Medical Information Officer – WashingtonExec

BPM+ Health Picks Dr. Shane McNamee as Chief Medical Information Officer  WashingtonExec

DHS S&T, DOT Select University of Illinois-Led Consortium to Research Interoperability for 911 Public Safety Comms – Newswise

DHS S&T, DOT Select University of Illinois-Led Consortium to Research Interoperability for 911 Public Safety Comms  Newswise

Healthcare Interoperability Market : Top Companies ViSolve.com, Jitterbit, Health Catalyst, Optum, Inc., Smiths Medical, Inc., Ciox Health – Owned

Healthcare Interoperability Market : Top Companies ViSolve.com, Jitterbit, Health Catalyst, Optum, Inc., Smiths Medical, Inc., Ciox Health  Owned

FHIR-Based Chronic Disease Management Tool Cuts Clinician Burden – EHRIntelligence.com

FHIR-Based Chronic Disease Management Tool Cuts Clinician Burden  EHRIntelligence.com

Verizon customers will be able to take the power of 5G global – Verizon News

Verizon customers will be able to take the power of 5G global  Verizon News

Ochsner Health System Boosts Interoperability with Epic Systems EHR – EHRIntelligence.com

Ochsner Health System Boosts Interoperability with Epic Systems EHR  EHRIntelligence.com