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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 …

Follow the Money: New Life Sciences Investment Firm, Funding for Deep Genomics, Verantos, TwinStrand Biosciences, More – Bio-IT World

Follow the Money: New Life Sciences Investment Firm, Funding for Deep Genomics, Verantos, TwinStrand Biosciences, More  Bio-IT World

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

The 53 digital health mergers and acquisitions we covered in 2019 – MobiHealthNews

The 53 digital health mergers and acquisitions we covered in 2019  MobiHealthNews

5 health IT execs on exciting patient experience initiatives for 2020 – Becker's Hospital Review

5 health IT execs on exciting patient experience initiatives for 2020  Becker's Hospital Review

Epic, VUMC team up to prevent ICU delirium – Becker's Hospital Review

Epic, VUMC team up to prevent ICU delirium  Becker's Hospital Review

CMS selects Aspire Health co-founder to lead innovation center – Becker's Hospital Review

CMS selects Aspire Health co-founder to lead innovation center  Becker's Hospital Review

Women to watch in health IT | 2020 – Becker's Hospital Review

Women to watch in health IT | 2020  Becker's Hospital Review

What success in 2020 means for 5 CIOs – Becker's Hospital Review

What success in 2020 means for 5 CIOs  Becker's Hospital Review

Hillsboro health care firm bought by Boston company – Nashville Business Journal

Hillsboro health care firm bought by Boston company  Nashville Business Journal

NIH taps VUMC's Dr. Joshua Denny to lead All of Us research program – Becker's Hospital Review

NIH taps VUMC's Dr. Joshua Denny to lead All of Us research program  Becker's Hospital Review

NIH picks Denny to be CEO of All of Us research program – Health Data Management

NIH picks Denny to be CEO of All of Us research program  Health Data Management

HCA fights CNN's subpoena in defamation suit – Becker's Hospital Review

HCA fights CNN's subpoena in defamation suit  Becker's Hospital Review

The biggest IT threat to health systems goes beyond cyberattacks – Becker's Hospital Review

The biggest IT threat to health systems goes beyond cyberattacks  Becker's Hospital Review

Documentation system seeks to improve paramedic-ED patient handoffs – Health Data Management

Documentation system seeks to improve paramedic-ED patient handoffs  Health Data Management

Nashville FD, medical center testing automated documentation system for ER handoffs – EMS1.com

Nashville FD, medical center testing automated documentation system for ER handoffs  EMS1.com

Vanderbilt Researchers Test mHealth Platform to Improve ED Hand-Offs – mHealthIntelligence.com

Vanderbilt Researchers Test mHealth Platform to Improve ED Hand-Offs  mHealthIntelligence.com

Healthcare Tech Company EvidenceCare to host Aneesh Chopra and Dr. Josh Mandel on Industry Webinar – Yahoo Finance

Healthcare Tech Company EvidenceCare to host Aneesh Chopra and Dr. Josh Mandel on Industry Webinar  Yahoo Finance

Abandoned malls are sputtering back to life with megachurches, rooftop pools and homeless shelters – The Union Leader

Abandoned malls are sputtering back to life with megachurches, rooftop pools and homeless shelters  The Union Leader

Three Predictions about the Future of Healthcare – DARKDaily.com – Laboratory News

Three Predictions about the Future of Healthcare  DARKDaily.com – Laboratory News

HCA divests long-term care hospital in Texas – Becker's Hospital Review

HCA divests long-term care hospital in Texas  Becker's Hospital Review

Tech program with HCA, Nissan backing wins $1 million from state – Nashville Business Journal

Tech program with HCA, Nissan backing wins $1 million from state  Nashville Business Journal

How Hospitals Use Analytics to Staff Up Before a Rush – HealthTech Magazine

How Hospitals Use Analytics to Staff Up Before a Rush  HealthTech Magazine

Disruption on Nashville's doorstep: Three ways Amazon could reshape health care – Nashville Business Journal

Disruption on Nashville's doorstep: Three ways Amazon could reshape health care  Nashville Business Journal

Bridge Connector Announces Destinations, Advancing Health Care Data Interoperability with No-Code Integration Platform – Business Wire

Bridge Connector Announces Destinations, Advancing Health Care Data Interoperability with No-Code Integration Platform  Business Wire

Health IT panel may focus on price transparency – ModernHealthcare.com

Health IT panel may focus on price transparency  ModernHealthcare.com

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

Increase in the Adoption of Healthcare Interoperability Solutions to Propel the Growth of the Healthcare Interoperability Solutions Market Between 2018 – 2028 – Fusion Science Academy

Increase in the Adoption of Healthcare Interoperability Solutions to Propel the Growth of the Healthcare Interoperability Solutions Market Between 2018 – 2028  Fusion Science Academy

Do Electronic Records Help or Hinder Patient Care? – The New York Times

Do Electronic Records Help or Hinder Patient Care?  The New York Times

Medical Device Interoperability Market Research Report 2018 Size & Share Forecast 2025 – TheInfobiz

Medical Device Interoperability Market Research Report 2018 Size & Share Forecast 2025  TheInfobiz

Motorcycle Insurance Market 2020 Overview by Size, Global Share, Pricing Model, Customized Section, Future Demand, Opportunities & Forecast 2025 – Fusion Science Academy

Motorcycle Insurance Market 2020 Overview by Size, Global Share, Pricing Model, Customized Section, Future Demand, Opportunities & Forecast 2025  Fusion Science Academy

Interoperable Healthcare Solutions Market Review: Big, Bright and Booming || Leadinf Players – NXGN Management, LLC, OSP Labs, Epic Systems Corporation, Koninklijke Philips N.V. – Melanian News

Interoperable Healthcare Solutions Market Review: Big, Bright and Booming || Leadinf Players – NXGN Management, LLC, OSP Labs, Epic Systems Corporation, Koninklijke Philips N.V.  Melanian News

Healthcare Construction Company, Simone Health, Reflects on the Top 4 Medical Facility Technology Trends from 2019 – Olean Times Herald

Healthcare Construction Company, Simone Health, Reflects on the Top 4 Medical Facility Technology Trends from 2019  Olean Times Herald

Mobile Health (MHealth) Technologies Market – Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021 – Dagoretti News – Dagoretti News

Mobile Health (MHealth) Technologies Market – Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021 – Dagoretti News  Dagoretti News

ADHA's work to get off fax progressing with standards agreed on – ZDNet

ADHA's work to get off fax progressing with standards agreed on  ZDNet

What do the coming changes in health data-sharing rules mean for Epic — and patients? – Madison.com

What do the coming changes in health data-sharing rules mean for Epic — and patients?  Madison.com

International health IT week in review: January 19 – Pulse+IT

International health IT week in review: January 19  Pulse+IT

Providing patients record access – Medical Economics

Providing patients record access  Medical Economics

Enhancements to claims platform aimed at supporting electronic attachments – Health Data Management

Enhancements to claims platform aimed at supporting electronic attachments  Health Data Management

ONC lays out its 5-year health IT plan – HealthExec

ONC lays out its 5-year health IT plan  HealthExec

Healthcare Cloud Computing World Market Analyses; 2014-2019 & 2020-2026 – Yahoo Finance

Healthcare Cloud Computing World Market Analyses; 2014-2019 & 2020-2026  Yahoo Finance

CMS Innovation Center names new tech chief – ModernHealthcare.com

CMS Innovation Center names new tech chief  ModernHealthcare.com

HIMSS20 priorities for Siemens: interoperability, decision support, patient engagement – Healthcare IT News

HIMSS20 priorities for Siemens: interoperability, decision support, patient engagement  Healthcare IT News

Vital Signs: Digital Health Law Update | Winter 2020 – Lexology

Vital Signs: Digital Health Law Update | Winter 2020  Lexology

Three Imaging Trends to Watch for in 2020 – Diagnostic Imaging

Three Imaging Trends to Watch for in 2020  Diagnostic Imaging

Policy changes, AI, consumerism top interoperability trends for 2020 – Healthcare IT News

Policy changes, AI, consumerism top interoperability trends for 2020  Healthcare IT News

Preventive Care Access, Health Disparities Require Second Look – PatientEngagementHIT.com

Preventive Care Access, Health Disparities Require Second Look  PatientEngagementHIT.com

Five big changes coming to health care in 2020 – MarketWatch

Five big changes coming to health care in 2020  MarketWatch

Kate Goodrich departing CMS for Humana – ModernHealthcare.com

Kate Goodrich departing CMS for Humana  ModernHealthcare.com

Healthcare Data Interoperability Market Top Key Players are Optum Insights, Epic, Cerner Corporation – The Industry Research 24

Healthcare Data Interoperability Market Top Key Players are Optum Insights, Epic, Cerner Corporation  The Industry Research 24

Leveraging AI and Machine Learning to Advance Interoperability in Healthcare – – HIT Consultant

Leveraging AI and Machine Learning to Advance Interoperability in Healthcare –  HIT Consultant

Insulet to launch wearable insulin pump this year, works with Dexcom iCGM for closed loop – BioWorld Online

Insulet to launch wearable insulin pump this year, works with Dexcom iCGM for closed loop  BioWorld Online