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Form 8-K HCA Healthcare, Inc. For: Jan 17 – StreetInsider.com

Form 8-K HCA Healthcare, Inc. For: Jan 17  StreetInsider.com(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter). Delaware. (State or other jurisdiction. of incorporation). 001-11239. (Commission File Number).

5 recent vendor contracts, go-lives – Becker's Hospital Review

5 recent vendor contracts, go-lives  Becker's Hospital ReviewHere are five recent health IT vendor contracts and go-lives.

A Local Doctor Has Launched a Groundbreaking Coalition to Rebuild a Broken Health System – Connecticut Magazine

A Local Doctor Has Launched a Groundbreaking Coalition to Rebuild a Broken Health System  Connecticut MagazineMost Americans think the U.S. health care system is troubled. Nearly three-quarters say it is “in a state of crisis” or “has major problems,” according to a 2018 …

143 women leaders of hospitals and health systems | 2018 – Becker's Hospital Review

143 women leaders of hospitals and health systems | 2018  Becker's Hospital ReviewBecker's Hospital Review named the following female leaders to its annual list of 143 women hospital and health system leaders to know.

Change Healthcare buys PokitDok assets – Nashville Post

Change Healthcare buys PokitDok assets  Nashville PostChange Healthcare has added to its blockchain-based efforts, announcing Tuesday it has acquired the intellectual property and other key assets, including …

An 'Epic' year: The EHR vendor's 5 biggest stories of 2018 – Becker's Hospital Review

An 'Epic' year: The EHR vendor's 5 biggest stories of 2018  Becker's Hospital ReviewVerona, Wis.-based Epic continued to grab the healthcare industry's attention this year. Here are five of the most-read stories about Epic reported by Becker's …

Can Virtual Assistants Eliminate EHR Usability Pain Points? – EHRIntelligence.com

Can Virtual Assistants Eliminate EHR Usability Pain Points?  EHRIntelligence.comHealthcare experts weigh in on the value of integrating virtual assistants into clinical care to improve EHR usability.

Who will succeed Lamar Alexander as Tennessee's next U.S. Senator? – The Tennessean

Who will succeed Lamar Alexander as Tennessee's next U.S. Senator?  The TennesseanNow that U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has announced his retirement, the playing field is open to determine who will replace the three-term Republican senator …

'Vaccines save lives.' Sen. Lamar Alexander states scientific facts after Mark Green comment – The Tennessean

'Vaccines save lives.' Sen. Lamar Alexander states scientific facts after Mark Green comment  The TennesseanThe Tennessee Senator's tweet came after U.S. Rep.-elect Mark Green made comments suggesting a link between autism and vaccines.

'That's the great hope going forward:' Nashville leaders debate consumerism and health care – Nashville Business Journal

'That's the great hope going forward:' Nashville leaders debate consumerism and health care  Nashville Business JournalHealth care is becoming more consumer-based thanks to high-deductible health plans and competition for patients. But how much of what health systems …

The Health 202: Trump administration poised to crack down on health providers that are trying to lower costs – The Washington Post

The Health 202: Trump administration poised to crack down on health providers that are trying to lower costs  The Washington PostTHE PROGNOSIS. (iStock). Doctors and hospitals helping the government to experiment with better ways of paying for health care are pleading with the Trump …

Health IT venture hires Envision exec – Nashville Post

Health IT venture hires Envision exec  Nashville PostBooming health data integration firm Bridge Connector has recruited an operations executive from Envision Healthcare to help steer and manage its growth.

MGH Works with Korean Startup on Healthcare Blockchain Project – HITInfrastructure.com

MGH Works with Korean Startup on Healthcare Blockchain Project  HITInfrastructure.comMassachusetts General Hospital's Laboratory of Medical Imaging and Computation is working on a healthcare blockchain project with Korean startup MediBloc …

Tackling disparities with data science – Nashville Post

Tackling disparities with data science  Nashville PostIf the formation of data science institutes is the measurement, 2018 could go down as the year big data truly took hold in Middle Tennessee. Three higher …

Sen. Alexander favors 21st Century Cures oversight over new legislation – FierceHealthcare

Sen. Alexander favors 21st Century Cures oversight over new legislation  FierceHealthcareThe lawmaker behind the landmark 21st Century Cures Act isn't interested in hashing out follow-up legislation. “We're more likely to make adjustments to it than …

Health IT Interoperability Is Common Thread at ONC Annual Meeting – HITInfrastructure.com

Health IT Interoperability Is Common Thread at ONC Annual Meeting  HITInfrastructure.comA common theme of Thursday's plenary sessions at the ONC 2018 annual meeting was health IT interoperability.

HCA saves more than 5500 lives with sepsis monitoring algorithms – Health Data Management

HCA saves more than 5500 lives with sepsis monitoring algorithms  Health Data ManagementNashville‐based HCA Healthcare has saved more than 5,500 lives using sepsis algorithms that monitor every patient in every hospital that's been part of the …

Healthcare Blockchain Could Solve Industry’s Biggest Problems – HITInfrastructure.com

Healthcare Blockchain Could Solve Industry’s Biggest Problems  HITInfrastructure.comNovember 26, 2018 – Healthcare blockchain could solve some of the biggest problems in healthcare, such as compliance, interoperability, and data security …

Nashville Capital Network leads funding for software firm – Nashville Post

Nashville Capital Network leads funding for software firm  Nashville PostBrentwood-based CareHarmony, which markets population health and care coordination software, has secured early-stage funding led by the Nashville Capital …

Pharos pushes into post-acute – Nashville Post

Pharos pushes into post-acute  Nashville PostAlso: PhyMed CEO named to interoperability center board.

100+ hospitals, clinics are now live on Apple's health records feature – Becker's Hospital Review

100+ hospitals, clinics are now live on Apple's health records feature  Becker's Hospital ReviewIn less than a year, more than 100 hospitals and clinics have joined Apple's health records project. Early in 2018, the iPhone maker released plans to integrate …

Credentialing startup partnering with big names – Nashville Post

Credentialing startup partnering with big names  Nashville PostA local startup using blockchain technology has signed partnership deals with a consortium that includes well-known companies such as Anthem and Accenture …

Patel to take over health IT helm at Vanderbilt – Health Data Management

Patel to take over health IT helm at Vanderbilt  Health Data ManagementNeal Patel, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center's chief health information officer, will replace Kevin Johnson, MD, senior vice president of health …

Who's Marcus Whitney? An Emerging Force Behind Healthcare Innovation – HealthLeaders Media

Who's Marcus Whitney? An Emerging Force Behind Healthcare Innovation  HealthLeaders MediaThe CEO, investor, and entrepreneur behind Health:Further shares perspectives about how innovation is transforming healthcare.

Vanderbilt creates app to teach docs opioid best practices – Health Data Management

Vanderbilt creates app to teach docs opioid best practices  Health Data ManagementVanderbilt University Medical Center has developed a smartphone app to help educate providers on the proper use of opioids.

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

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare (Machine Learning, NLP, Context-Aware Computing, Computer Vision) Market – Global Forecast to 2025 – GlobeNewswire

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare (Machine Learning, NLP, Context-Aware Computing, Computer Vision) Market – Global Forecast to 2025  GlobeNewswireDublin, Jan. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The "Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Market by Offering (Hardware, Software, Services), Technology (Machine …

More Progress Needed to Bring Oncology Practice Into the Digital Health Age – OncLive

More Progress Needed to Bring Oncology Practice Into the Digital Health Age  OncLiveMuch needs to be done to improve interoperability of medical data systems. However, standards and new systems are developing at a rapid pace, affording …

Mayor Hernandez: Here is Pharr's State of the City Address – Rio Grande Guardian

Mayor Hernandez: Here is Pharr's State of the City Address  Rio Grande GuardianGood afternoon, and welcome to Pharr's State of the City! When I made the decision to run for office as Mayor, almost exactly four years ago to the date, there …

GrafTech International Ltd. (EAF) Analysts See $0.78 EPS; Varian Medical Systems Has 0.86 Sentiment – The Yomi Blog

GrafTech International Ltd. (EAF) Analysts See $0.78 EPS; Varian Medical Systems Has 0.86 Sentiment  The Yomi BlogAnalysts expect GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE:EAF) to report $0.78 EPS on February, 1.EAF's profit would be $226.65M giving it 4.42 P/E if the $0.78 EPS is …

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Apple, Johnson & Johnson, Amazon and Alphabet – Nasdaq

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Apple, Johnson & Johnson, Amazon and Alphabet  NasdaqFor Immediate Release Chicago, IL – January 21, 2019 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks.

5 capabilities that providers should consider for PACS – Health Data Management

5 capabilities that providers should consider for PACS  Health Data ManagementAs healthcare organizations consolidate EHR systems, they're also seeing the logic of upgrading imaging systems.

Nextgen Healthcare (NASDAQ:NXGN) versus Sykes Enterprises (SYKE) Head-To-Head Comparison – Fairfield Current

Nextgen Healthcare (NASDAQ:NXGN) versus Sykes Enterprises (SYKE) Head-To-Head Comparison  Fairfield CurrentSykes Enterprises (NASDAQ:SYKE) and Nextgen Healthcare (NASDAQ:NXGN) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior …

President Clinton Provides a Powerful Message to Attendees of the World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit – BioSpace

President Clinton Provides a Powerful Message to Attendees of the World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit  BioSpaceImplement All of the APSS. IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– For the 7th year in a row, President Clinton presented the keynote address at the World Patient …

HIMSS19 Interoperability Showcase eyes standards-based health ecosystem – Healthcare IT News

HIMSS19 Interoperability Showcase eyes standards-based health ecosystem  Healthcare IT NewsInteroperability is one of the most important and most vexing issues facing health IT today. And once again HIMSS is addressing it at its Global Conference and …

Machine learning will help EHRs fulfill precision medicine's promise – Healthcare IT News

Machine learning will help EHRs fulfill precision medicine's promise  Healthcare IT NewsElectronic health records are very good at being repositories for valuable patient data. But they need help when it comes to putting that data to work for more …

MEDITECH Brings CommonWell Interoperability to VT Health System – EHRIntelligence.com

MEDITECH Brings CommonWell Interoperability to VT Health System  EHRIntelligence.comNorthwestern Medical Center of St. Albans is now live with CommonWell interoperability services thanks to its EHR vendor MEDITECH, a CommonWell Health …

6 barriers to healthcare interoperability, according to ONC – Becker's Hospital Review

6 barriers to healthcare interoperability, according to ONC  Becker's Hospital ReviewThere are six overarching barriers limiting the electronic exchange of health information between hospitals today, according to a report prepared by the ONC.

3 Ways to Make Electronic Health Records Less Time-Consuming for Physicians – HBR.org Daily

3 Ways to Make Electronic Health Records Less Time-Consuming for Physicians  HBR.org DailyPhysicians in the United States are justifiably upset by the amount of time they spend using electronic health records (EHRs). This is true across primary care …

Chicago's Rush hospitals deploying 5G via AT&T collaboration – Healthcare Dive

Chicago's Rush hospitals deploying 5G via AT&T collaboration  Healthcare DiveRush University Medical Center and the Rush System for Health said it is working with AT&T to bring the latest mobile communications technology to clinical …

Interoperability experts welcome new normative version of FHIR – Health Data Management

Interoperability experts welcome new normative version of FHIR  Health Data ManagementThis week's move by HL7 to publish its eagerly awaited normative version of the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources is seen by industry stakeholders as …

7 New Hospitals, Clinics Join Apple Health Records EHR Data Viewer – EHRIntelligence.com

7 New Hospitals, Clinics Join Apple Health Records EHR Data Viewer  EHRIntelligence.comDecember 28, 2018 – The list of health systems, hospitals, and clinics supporting the Apple Health Records EHR data viewer continues to grow, with seven …

2018 Year in Review: Interoperability remained just beyond the horizon – ModernHealthcare.com

2018 Year in Review: Interoperability remained just beyond the horizon  ModernHealthcare.comInteroperability remained top of mind in 2018, with players big and small, entrenched and untraditional, joining the cacophonous call for a health system in which …

FDA Plans Overhaul of 510(k) Clearance Program – Lexology

FDA Plans Overhaul of 510(k) Clearance Program  LexologyRecently, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced plans to modernize FDA's 510(k) clearance pathway, which was adopted more than 40 years …

Improving Patient Safety Through Healthcare Interoperability – EHRIntelligence.com

Improving Patient Safety Through Healthcare Interoperability  EHRIntelligence.comEnabling healthcare interoperability industry-wide can help to boost patient safety and reduce the costs associated with implementing clinical decision support …

Samsung Backs Open API Pledge for Healthcare Data Interoperability – Samsung Newsroom US

Samsung Backs Open API Pledge for Healthcare Data Interoperability  Samsung Newsroom USLast week, Samsung was honored to participate in the White House Executive Forum on Healthcare Data Interoperability, where the U.S. Department of …

VA Rolls Out APIs to Improve Interoperability, EHR Data Access – EHRIntelligence.com

VA Rolls Out APIs to Improve Interoperability, EHR Data Access  EHRIntelligence.comVA is working to improve interoperability, EHR data access, and health data exchange through the use of standards-based APIs.

Healthcare Interoperability, Rule Reform Key to Value-Based Payment – RevCycleIntelligence.com

Healthcare Interoperability, Rule Reform Key to Value-Based Payment  RevCycleIntelligence.comThe transition to value-based payment will hinge on advancing healthcare interoperability and reducing regulatory burden, HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan …

Intermountain CMIO Stan Huff on the Need for Greater Interoperability: “We're Killing Too Many People” – Healthcare Informatics

Intermountain CMIO Stan Huff on the Need for Greater Interoperability: “We're Killing Too Many People”  Healthcare InformaticsAbout 250,000 people die per year due to preventable medical errors, and that's the biggest motivator there is for more advanced interoperability, says one …

Argonaut, HL7 heads absent from White House interoperability meeting – Health Data Management

Argonaut, HL7 heads absent from White House interoperability meeting  Health Data ManagementTuesday's interoperability forum at the White House brought together stakeholders from across the healthcare industry, but neither the head of the Argonaut …

White House convenes healthcare stakeholders for interoperability forum – Health Data Management

White House convenes healthcare stakeholders for interoperability forum  Health Data ManagementThe White House Office of American Innovation on Tuesday is hosting a healthcare interoperability forum, bringing together stakeholders to discuss progress in …