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Patients at Community Health Systems facilities can now get health records through their iPhones – Brentwood Home Page

Patients at Community Health Systems facilities can now get health records through their iPhones  Brentwood Home PageBy MATT BLOIS. Patients at Community Health Systems facilities will now be able to access their health records through an application on the iPhone.

210+ healthcare revenue cycle companies to know | 2019 – Becker's Hospital Review

210+ healthcare revenue cycle companies to know | 2019  Becker's Hospital ReviewHospitals, health systems, physician practices and healthcare organizations are experiencing increasingly complex revenue cycles, working with government …

Middle Tennessee tech industry driven by health care – Nashville Post

Middle Tennessee tech industry driven by health care  Nashville PostThe Nashville Tech Council released a report Thursday citing one-third of the 38,000 tech job openings in Middle Tennessee were derived from the region's …

Interoperability-focused startup Bridge Connector nabs $10M – MedCity News

Interoperability-focused startup Bridge Connector nabs $10M  MedCity NewsThe company intends to use the funding, which came from Axioma Ventures, to advance its technology, differentiate product verticals and grow its sales, …

Nashville startup raises $10M from former Publix CEO's firm – Nashville Business Journal

Nashville startup raises $10M from former Publix CEO's firm  Nashville Business JournalHealth-tech startup Bridge Connector has raised a new $10 million round of funding, bringing the total amount raised by the 13-month-old company to $20 …

Bridge Connector lands another $10M in funding – Nashville Post

Bridge Connector lands another $10M in funding  Nashville PostHealth data integration startup Bridge Connector has raised another $10 million from its main investor, money that will go toward sustaining the company's …

HealthVerity wants to enable healthcare's big data future – MedCity News

HealthVerity wants to enable healthcare's big data future  MedCity NewsPhiladelphia-based health data management startup HealthVerity recently raised a $25 million Series C financing round led by Foresite Capital.

Unlocked: Meet the NBJ's 2019 Health Care Awards winners – Nashville Business Journal

Unlocked: Meet the NBJ's 2019 Health Care Awards winners  Nashville Business JournalThe Nashville Business Journal is pleased to announce this year's winners of the Health Care Awards.

Vanderbilt EHR to undergo first major upgrade since 2017 go-live – Health Data Management

Vanderbilt EHR to undergo first major upgrade since 2017 go-live  Health Data ManagementVanderbilt University Medical Center will implement changes to its Epic electronic health record system on April 7—the most extensive update since it was …

HealthStream Announces First Cohort of Companies Integrating with hStream™ – Associated Press

HealthStream Announces First Cohort of Companies Integrating with hStream™  Associated PressPress release *content* from Business Wire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.

Austin health care exec says Nashville needs to find its 'hunger' – or suffer the consequences – Nashville Business Journal

Austin health care exec says Nashville needs to find its 'hunger' – or suffer the consequences  Nashville Business JournalFor [Nashville], one of the big challenges is, you have strengths in health care but where's the hunger? You've got to find what your'e hungry for,” said Dr.

Healthcare Payments Innovator MAPay Tackles Inefficiencies in Global Healthcare Transactions – PRNewswire

Healthcare Payments Innovator MAPay Tackles Inefficiencies in Global Healthcare Transactions  PRNewswirePHILADELPHIA, April 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — MAPay, LLC, a global healthcare technology firm, has deployed a transformational healthcare payment network …

Louisiana Health Data Exchange Pilot Uses CommonWell-Carequality Link – HITInfrastructure.com

Louisiana Health Data Exchange Pilot Uses CommonWell-Carequality Link  HITInfrastructure.comTwo Louisiana healthcare providers have undertaken a collaborative health data exchange pilot program as part of the CommonWell-Carequality partnership, …

Centene to acquire WellCare Health Plans in a deal valued at $17.3 billion – MedCity News

Centene to acquire WellCare Health Plans in a deal valued at $17.3 billion  MedCity NewsSt. Louis, Missouri-based insurer Centene is acquiring WellCare Health Plans in a deal meant to boost the company's scale and business opportunities in the …

Nashville-based Change Healthcare files for $100 million IPO – MedCity News

Nashville-based Change Healthcare files for $100 million IPO  MedCity NewsAs part of an effort to pay down its more than $5 billion debt load, Nashville, Tennessee-based health IT company Change Healthcare filed prospectus papers to …

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.

Vanderbilt medical center adds mobile app for EHR access during in-flight patient care – Becker's Hospital Review

Vanderbilt medical center adds mobile app for EHR access during in-flight patient care  Becker's Hospital ReviewVanderbilt LifeFlight, Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center's critical air transport *service*, uses Epic's mobile app that lets nurses and …

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 …

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 …

2019 In Charge – Health Care – Nashville Post

2019 In Charge – Health Care  Nashville PostThe 2019 edition of the wide-ranging In Charge compendium of Middle Tennessee's top business, political and civic leaders is our 10th. Like those before it, …

2019 In Charge – Management Consulting – Nashville Post

2019 In Charge – Management Consulting  Nashville PostThe 2019 edition of the wide-ranging In Charge compendium of Middle Tennessee's top business, political and civic leaders is our 10th. Like those before it, …

Guidewell acquires Nashville-based OnLife Health to expand engagement service lines – MedCity News

Guidewell acquires Nashville-based OnLife Health to expand engagement service lines  MedCity NewsGuidewell Connect previously acquired population health management company PopHealthCare in 2017 to expand its capabilities to care for patients suffering …

Bridge Connector hires three execs – Nashville Post

Bridge Connector hires three execs  Nashville PostHealth data integration firm Bridge Connector leaders have added three execs to their sales, human resources and information technology teams — a step …

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 …

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

Cpoe Market Industry Analysis on Top Key Players, Revenue Growth and Business Development Forecast – Titan Chronicle

Cpoe Market Industry Analysis on Top Key Players, Revenue Growth and Business Development Forecast  Titan ChronicleA computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system is a healthcare information system used to capture, store, manage, and transmit a medical practitioner's …

Interoperability fund seeks to improve HIE in six states – Health Data Management

Interoperability fund seeks to improve HIE in six states  Health Data ManagementThe Physicians Foundation is looking to provide grants totaling $500000 to help medical practices share clinical data with other providers via health information …

Report: Health plans need to streamline data efforts to reap benefits – Health Data Management

Report: Health plans need to streamline data efforts to reap benefits  Health Data ManagementHealth plans now gather and report data for quality reporting, claims reporting and to conduct risk adjustment analysis, but typically these various data …

Infusion Pump Software Market worth $1044 million by 2024 – MENAFN.COM

Infusion Pump Software Market worth $1044 million by 2024  MENAFN.COM(MENAFN – iCrowdNewsWire) iCrowd Newswire – May 21, 2019According to the new market research reportInfusion Pump Software Marketby Type (DERS, Int.

ETSI Releases SmartBAN Specification – Machine Design

ETSI Releases SmartBAN Specification  Machine DesignThe ETSI Technical Committee Smart BAN recently published ETSI TS 103 327, a standard for Smart Body Area Networks. It establishes standardized *service* …

Washington Healthcare Update May 2019 #3 | McGuireWoods Consulting – JD Supra

Washington Healthcare Update May 2019 #3 | McGuireWoods Consulting  JD SupraThis week in Washington: House to hold hearings on surprise medical billing, drug pricing transparency and a single-payer health system.

Life Image, Bialogics partner to bring analytics to imaging – Health Data Management

Life Image, Bialogics partner to bring analytics to imaging  Health Data ManagementA global network for sharing clinical and imaging data and a provider of business intelligence analytics plan to work together to aid providers in accessing …

NantHealth Discusses the Importance of Medical Device Integration at Vitalis 2019 – Yahoo Finance

NantHealth Discusses the Importance of Medical Device Integration at Vitalis 2019  Yahoo FinanceMembers of the NantHealth Connected Care Team to Participate in Several Presentations Regarding Medical Device Integration and Interoperability.

Efforts to protect patients from cyberattacks grow – Alton Telegraph

Efforts to protect patients from cyberattacks grow  Alton TelegraphStrapped to a stretcher, surrounded by medics, nurses and doctors, a middle-aged man was about to play patient zero in what America's health care industry …

Byrne Says Aging Health IT Infrastructure Complicates VA EHR Rollout – HITInfrastructure.com

Byrne Says Aging Health IT Infrastructure Complicates VA EHR Rollout  HITInfrastructure.comJames Byrne, VA acting deputy secretary, told a Senate panel that the aging health IT infrastructure at VA facilities might complicate implementation of his …

Life Image and Bialogics Analytics Partner to Enable Provider Organizations to Optimize Operations, Interoperability – Finger Lakes Times

Life Image and Bialogics Analytics Partner to Enable Provider Organizations to Optimize Operations, Interoperability  Finger Lakes TimesNEWTON, Mass. & TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 21, 2019–. Life Image, the world's largest global network for sharing clinical and imaging data that is …

Livongo Announces Launch of New Book, "Decoding Health Signals: Silicon Valley's Consumer-First Approach to a New Era of Health" – Yahoo Finance

Livongo Announces Launch of New Book, "Decoding Health Signals: Silicon Valley's Consumer-First Approach to a New Era of Health"  Yahoo FinanceMOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Livongo, the leading Applied Health Signals company empowering people with chronic conditions to …

Healthcare Cloud Computing Market Global Strategic Business Report ClearData Networks, CareCloud, AthenaHealth, CareStream Health, Dell, GNAX Health – openPR

Healthcare Cloud Computing Market Global Strategic Business Report ClearData Networks, CareCloud, AthenaHealth, CareStream Health, Dell, GNAX Health  openPRCloud computing, often referred to as 'the cloud', is a method to store and access the data and programs over the internet. The cloud computing is the delivery of …

How the Evolution of Blockchain Impacts the Healthcare Sector – Healthcare Tech Outlook

How the Evolution of Blockchain Impacts the Healthcare Sector  Healthcare Tech OutlookBlockchain is widely needed in the healthcare sector. Blockchain eliminates the need for an administrator as the transmitting data will be encrypted using…

AI in health: the launch of the French Health Data Hub – Lexology

AI in health: the launch of the French Health Data Hub  LexologyThe French Office parlementaire d'évaluation des choix scientifiques (the Office) has published a report on artificial intelligence and health data…

Nevada HIE Launches New Health IT Tool to Boost Interoperability – EHRIntelligence.com

Nevada HIE Launches New Health IT Tool to Boost Interoperability  EHRIntelligence.comMay 20, 2019 – Nevada's statewide health information exchange (HIE), HealtHIE Nevada, recently partnered with RosettaHealth to enhance interoperability and …

Taking a look at poll manifestos – Express Healthcare

Taking a look at poll manifestos  Express HealthcareProf Nandimath, NLSIU and Dr Alexander Thomas, AHPI draw strategies for India's future healthcare plans. As the worlds largest democracy gets underway to …

Arizona's alarming doctor shortage and what we're doing to fix it – AZ Big Media

Arizona's alarming doctor shortage and what we're doing to fix it  AZ Big MediaYou might as well just say, “Ahhhhhhh,” right now because your jaw is about to drop. The unemployment rate recently hit a 49-year low of 3.7 percent. Any idea …

Condusiv: Optimizing System Infrastructure is Healthcare Data's Most Urgent Issue – PR Web

Condusiv: Optimizing System Infrastructure is Healthcare Data's Most Urgent Issue  PR WebHealthcare data is at a crossroads: share information now and standardize later, or vice-versa? Condusiv Technologies' James D'Arezzo sees this as a false …

FDA Warns Against the Use of Unauthorized Devices for Diabetes Management – FDA.gov

FDA Warns Against the Use of Unauthorized Devices for Diabetes Management  FDA.govToday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning patients and health care professionals of risks associated with the use of unapproved or unauthorized …

How Cloud Fax Enables Healthcare Interoperability – HealthITSecurity.com

How Cloud Fax Enables Healthcare Interoperability  HealthITSecurity.comMay 17, 2019 – In 2015, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) published a roadmap for achieving nationwide …

The Physicians Foundation launches interoperability fund in association with 6 state medical societies – MedCity News

The Physicians Foundation launches interoperability fund in association with 6 state medical societies  MedCity NewsIn association with six state medical societies, The Physicians Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on advancing the work of practicing doctors, has …

'App economy' may ease health-record access, quality reporting – ModernHealthcare.com

'App economy' may ease health-record access, quality reporting  ModernHealthcare.comONC Chief Dr. Donald Rucker discussed how APIs could fuel healthcare's "app economy" during remarks at Modern Healthcare's Healthcare Transformation …

Physicians Foundation launches interoperability fund for state HIEs – Becker's Hospital Review

Physicians Foundation launches interoperability fund for state HIEs  Becker's Hospital ReviewThe Physicians Foundation, a national nonprofit organization that supports physician workflow and patient care, is forming a fund dedicated to improving EHR …

Hospital Executives Push For Progress in Patient Matching Accuracy – EHRIntelligence.com

Hospital Executives Push For Progress in Patient Matching Accuracy  EHRIntelligence.comPatient matching accuracy rates are far too low to support effective health data exchange, according to executives from 18 hospitals, physicians' offices, and …