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

6 recent vendor contracts, go-lives  Becker's Hospital ReviewJackie Drees – 5 hours ago Print | Email. Six recent health IT vendor contracts and go-lives: 1. Vanderbilt LifeFlight, Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University …

Contrasting of HealthStream Inc. (HSTM) and NextGen Healthcare Inc. (NASDAQ:NXGN) – The FinHeadLines

Contrasting of HealthStream Inc. (HSTM) and NextGen Healthcare Inc. (NASDAQ:NXGN)  The FinHeadLinesHealthStream Inc. (NASDAQ:HSTM) and NextGen Healthcare Inc. (NASDAQ:NXGN), both competing one another are Healthcare Information Services …

Data Proliferation Fuels Need for Healthcare Interoperability – HITInfrastructure.com

Data Proliferation Fuels Need for Healthcare Interoperability  HITInfrastructure.comHealthcare interoperability is growing in importance as the amount of heath data proliferates and the free flow of data becomes essential for better healthcare.

Friday is Reusable Bag Day in Tennessee – Clarksville Now

Friday is Reusable Bag Day in Tennessee  Clarksville NowNASHVILLE, Tenn. (CLARKSVILLENOW) – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is teaming with local grocers and cleanup partners to promote …

Meharry introduces proposal for safety net system – Nashville Post

Meharry introduces proposal for safety net system  Nashville PostA team of stakeholders led by Meharry Medical College has unveiled a proposal to launch a safety net health care system which aims to better connect many of …

ONC Proposed Rule ‘Turning Point’ for Healthcare Interoperability – HITInfrastructure.com

ONC Proposed Rule ‘Turning Point’ for Healthcare Interoperability  HITInfrastructure.comThe ONC proposed rule supporting the use of the HL7 FHIR standards for healthcare APIs is a “turning point” for healthcare interoperability, judged …

2019 In Charge – Health Care – Nashville Post

2019 In Charge – Health Care  Nashville PostThe entrepreneurs, executives, investors, advisors and others who make a $47 billion regional industry tick.

Vanderbilt helps researchers find linkages between genotype, EHR data – Health Data Management

Vanderbilt helps researchers find linkages between genotype, EHR data  Health Data ManagementA Nashville, Tenn.-based healthcare provider is leveraging informatics, including natural language processing, to find linkages between de-identified genotype …

Opting in just makes sense: The benefits of sharing medical data for the greater good – MedCity News

Opting in just makes sense: The benefits of sharing medical data for the greater good  MedCity NewsIn the last decade, technology has progressed more than ever before, influencing nearly every aspect of our lives. One of the most important areas impacted by …

10 IT technology trends taking the stage at HIMSS19 – Health Data Management

10 IT technology trends taking the stage at HIMSS19  Health Data ManagementThe annual conference and exposition for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society serves as a barometer to measure the progress …

ONC's proposed rule promotes interoperability while compounding already critical patient matching problem – MedCity News

ONC's proposed rule promotes interoperability while compounding already critical patient matching problem  MedCity NewsThe country is boldly moving toward a new era of nationwide interoperability. Earlier this week, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's (ONC) …

VUMC enters $50M AI research collaboration – Nashville Post

VUMC enters $50M AI research collaboration  Nashville PostVanderbilt University Medical Center has been selected to participate in a 10-year, $50 million research collaboration with IBM Watson Health to advance …

7 takeaways from HIMSS 2019 – MedCity News

7 takeaways from HIMSS 2019  MedCity NewsFrom interoperability to AI to cybersecurity, here's a roundup of some key insights from this year's HIMSS conference in Orlando, Florida.

IBM Watson Health to invest $50M in research with Brigham and Women's Hospital, VUMC – Becker's Hospital Review

IBM Watson Health to invest $50M in research with Brigham and Women's Hospital, VUMC  Becker's Hospital ReviewIBM Watson Health is planning to invest $50 million over 10 years to support research collaborations at Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital and …

CMS reveals new payment model for emergency ambulance services – MedCity News

CMS reveals new payment model for emergency ambulance services  MedCity NewsThrough the Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport model, CMS will pay ambulance suppliers and providers to transport Medicare beneficiaries to an …

IBM Watson Health funds AI research at Brigham and Women's, VUMC – Health Data Management

IBM Watson Health funds AI research at Brigham and Women's, VUMC  Health Data ManagementIBM Watson Health aims to jump-start efforts at healthcare organizations to advance the use of artificial intelligence on public health issues.

At HIMSS, current and former government officials say industry failed to unite on interoperability – MedCity News

At HIMSS, current and former government officials say industry failed to unite on interoperability  MedCity NewsDuring the opening keynote panel at HIMSS, former U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra said the latest CMS proposed rule is critical because the healthcare industry …

Salesforce launches new healthcare features to manage social determinants and in-home care – MedCity News

Salesforce launches new healthcare features to manage social determinants and in-home care  MedCity NewsSalesforce is bolstering its offerings in healthcare by adding new features to its Health Cloud platform meant to help organizations monitor social determinants of …

100 hospital and health system CIOs to know | 2019 – Becker's Hospital Review

100 hospital and health system CIOs to know | 2019  Becker's Hospital ReviewBecker's Hospital Review is pleased to release the 2019 edition of the '100 hospital and health system CIOs to know' annual list.

Pennsylvania company hire local health IT exec – Nashville Post

Pennsylvania company hire local health IT exec  Nashville PostNashville native and health IT veteran Melissa Leigh has been hired on to a Pennsylvania-based medical management and cost containment solution provider …

Microsoft pushes forward on healthcare communication and data capabilities – MedCity News

Microsoft pushes forward on healthcare communication and data capabilities  MedCity NewsNot looking to be outdone by competitors like Amazon and Google, Microsoft has taken another major step into healthcare with new communication and data …

AHA, AAMC and 5 other hospital associations call for interoperability – MedCity News

AHA, AAMC and 5 other hospital associations call for interoperability  MedCity NewsIn a new report, seven hospital groups — including the American Hospital Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges — outline elements of …

Vanderbilt researchers to develop EHR voice assistant, advise Epic on similar projects – Becker's Hospital Review

Vanderbilt researchers to develop EHR voice assistant, advise Epic on similar projects  Becker's Hospital ReviewResearchers at Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center are creating voice-assistant software to help clinicians interact with the EHR.

6 key trends that will influence healthcare delivery in 2019 – MedCity News

6 key trends that will influence healthcare delivery in 2019  MedCity NewsHere are some thoughts on six important opportunities that will come into focus in 2019, and stakeholders have an obligation to seize the moment, elevate the …

Healthcare organizations turned to unexpected partners in 2018 – ModernHealthcare.com

Healthcare organizations turned to unexpected partners in 2018  ModernHealthcare.comThe year saw a series of unconventional partnerships and unexpected entrants that will shape the healthcare industry well beyond 2018.

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

Pacific Partnership 2019 Concludes Mission Stop in Philippines – DVIDS

Pacific Partnership 2019 Concludes Mission Stop in Philippines  DVIDSTACLOBAN, Philippines – Senior mission leadership, host nation and partner nation personnel attended the closing ceremony of the second Pacific Partnership …

Pacific Partnership 2019 Conducts Field Training Exercise in Philippines – DVIDS

Pacific Partnership 2019 Conducts Field Training Exercise in Philippines  DVIDSTACLOBAN, Philippines – Humanitarian assistance and disaster relief planners, medical personnel and engineers from Pacific Partnership 2019 (PP19) came …

U.S. Forces and Allies Train Side by Side – DVIDS

U.S. Forces and Allies Train Side by Side  DVIDSU.S., Kuwait, and Qatari army forces gathered at Task Force Sabah, a Kuwait Army training site, to train side by side to learn the U.S. Army's Tactical Combat …

Radiology Information System Market Scrutinized In New Research By 2025 – TechnoBleak

Radiology Information System Market Scrutinized In New Research By 2025  TechnoBleakThe radiology information system has ability to handle massive amount of data in the forms of images, demographics, clinical information, patient history, billing, …

What you don't know about your health data will make you sick – Fast Company

What you don't know about your health data will make you sick  Fast CompanyYou can't opt out of a shadowy system that's hungry to know everything about your health—and without knowing it, you may have opted-in to share even more.

Healthcare's data-driven migration to hybrid cloud – MedCity News

Healthcare's data-driven migration to hybrid cloud  MedCity NewsHealthcare's delayed hybrid cloud adoption is finally well underway, with the sector predicted to double from 19 to 37 percent hybrid cloud penetration by 2020.

ESO Enters into Exclusive Partnership with NarcBox to Help Agencies and Departments Manage Narcotic Distribution and Tracking – Associated Press

ESO Enters into Exclusive Partnership with NarcBox to Help Agencies and Departments Manage Narcotic Distribution and Tracking  Associated PressThis *content* is a press release from our partner Business Wire. The AP newsroom and editorial departments were not involved in its creation.

Iowa HIE Upgrades Alert System to Boost Care Coordination – EHRIntelligence.com

Iowa HIE Upgrades Alert System to Boost Care Coordination  EHRIntelligence.comMarch 21, 2019 – The Iowa Health Information Network (IHIN) recently teamed up with PatientPing to implement a new real-time alert system to improve care …

Cambia Forms Da Vinci Tie-Ups to Boost Healthcare Interoperability – HITInfrastructure.com

Cambia Forms Da Vinci Tie-Ups to Boost Healthcare Interoperability  HITInfrastructure.comCambia Health Solutions has formed partnerships to provide healthcare interoperability for prior authorizations, medication reconciliation as part of the Da Vinci …

AMIA: Interoperability Must Extend to Patient Generated Health Data – EHRIntelligence.com

AMIA: Interoperability Must Extend to Patient Generated Health Data  EHRIntelligence.comAMIA emphasized the importance of streamlining interoperability for devices that collect patient generated health data in a letter to NITRD.

InterSystems IRIS for Health Empowers MediWay Technology to Accelerate the Digital Transformation of Healthcare in China – Associated Press

InterSystems IRIS for Health Empowers MediWay Technology to Accelerate the Digital Transformation of Healthcare in China  Associated PressThis *content* is a press release from our partner Business Wire. The AP newsroom and editorial departments were not involved in its creation.

Data Proliferation Fuels Need for Healthcare Interoperability – HITInfrastructure.com

Data Proliferation Fuels Need for Healthcare Interoperability  HITInfrastructure.comHealthcare interoperability is growing in importance as the amount of heath data proliferates and the free flow of data becomes essential for better healthcare.

Analysis of Healthcare Data Interoperability Market applications and companies active in the industry – Fractovia News

Analysis of Healthcare Data Interoperability Market applications and companies active in the industry  Fractovia NewsHealthcare Data Interoperability Market size is projected to experience significant growth from 2019 to 2025. Innovations in healthcare data interoperability …

Healthcare Cybersecurity Market analysis research and trends report for 2018-2024 – Fractovia News

Healthcare Cybersecurity Market analysis research and trends report for 2018-2024  Fractovia NewsHealthcare Data Interoperability Market size is projected to experience significant growth from 2019 to 2025. Innovations in healthcare data interoperability …

Electronic Health Records' Side Effects: Fraud, Burnout And Headaches : Shots – Health News – NPR

Electronic Health Records' Side Effects: Fraud, Burnout And Headaches : Shots – Health News  NPRA decade ago, the U.S. government claimed that ditching paper medical charts for electronic records would make health care better, safer and cheaper.

Why It's Important to Stay Informed About Health IT Regulations – HealthTech Magazine

Why It's Important to Stay Informed About Health IT Regulations  HealthTech MagazineNavigating state and federal rules and proposals is difficult, but keeping pace can be invaluable.

UPMC’s Cloud-Based OS Boosts Healthcare Interoperability – HITInfrastructure.com

UPMC’s Cloud-Based OS Boosts Healthcare Interoperability  HITInfrastructure.comThe University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is investing in a cloud-based healthcare operating system to improve healthcare interoperability and break down …

Several MA Hospitals Sign for MEDITECH Web-Based EHR Implementation – EHRIntelligence.com

Several MA Hospitals Sign for MEDITECH Web-Based EHR Implementation  EHRIntelligence.comMEDITECH is strengthening its presence in the EHR market with several recent EHR implementation contract wins in Massachusetts.

HL7 Standards Could Open Health IT Infrastructure to Cyberattacks – HITInfrastructure.com

HL7 Standards Could Open Health IT Infrastructure to Cyberattacks  HITInfrastructure.comThe HL7 standards, key for healthcare interoperability, could open up healthcare infrastructure to cyberattacks, warned researchers at the University of California …

Unsecured Medical Records Put Patients' Health at Risk – DARKDaily.com – Laboratory News

Unsecured Medical Records Put Patients' Health at Risk  DARKDaily.com – Laboratory NewsResearchers at the University of California San Diego demonstrate how cyberhackers can easily access and manipulate patient medical records.

Brazil Riverine Medical Mission 2019-1 Concludes > US Southern Command > News – U.S. Southern Command

Brazil Riverine Medical Mission 2019-1 Concludes > US Southern Command > News  U.S. Southern CommandFour U.S. Navy physicians embarked aboard Brazilian Navy hospital ship NAsH Carlos Chagas (U 19) completed a month-long mission with their Brazilian Navy …

Early Phase EHR Adopters Focus on Health IT Infrastructure – HITInfrastructure.com

Early Phase EHR Adopters Focus on Health IT Infrastructure  HITInfrastructure.comHealthcare organizations in the early phase of EHR adoption are focused primarily on health IT infrastructure, such as interoperability and data security, …

CMS hires its first chief healthcare informatics officer – MedCity News

CMS hires its first chief healthcare informatics officer  MedCity NewsThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has named Dr. Mark Roche as the agency's first chief healthcare informatics officer where he will be helping to …

ONC Proposed Rule ‘Turning Point’ for Healthcare Interoperability – HITInfrastructure.com

ONC Proposed Rule ‘Turning Point’ for Healthcare Interoperability  HITInfrastructure.comThe ONC proposed rule supporting the use of the HL7 FHIR standards for healthcare APIs is a “turning point” for healthcare interoperability, judged …

Sequoia Project launches information-blocking work group – ModernHealthcare.com

Sequoia Project launches information-blocking work group  ModernHealthcare.comThe Sequoia Project, a healthcare interoperability not-for-profit, is convening a new workgroup focused on information-blocking. The move follows the release of …