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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 …

NSA warns China exploits 25 vulnerabilities. US, UK, accuse GRU of high-profile hacks. US anti-trust action against Google. – The CyberWire

NSA warns China exploits 25 vulnerabilities. US, UK, accuse GRU of high-profile hacks. US anti-trust action against Google.  The CyberWire

How VUMC is preparing to meet compliance with HHS' interoperability rules – Becker's Hospital Review

How VUMC is preparing to meet compliance with HHS' interoperability rules  Becker's Hospital Review

Applied Health Analytics Named One of Shortlister's 2020 Top Vendors Four Consecutive Quarters – FOX5 Las Vegas

Applied Health Analytics Named One of Shortlister's 2020 Top Vendors Four Consecutive Quarters  FOX5 Las Vegas

Coronavirus outbreak: Live updates on COVID-19 – Modern Healthcare

Coronavirus outbreak: Live updates on COVID-19  Modern Healthcare

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

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

Follow the Money: Alzheimer's Meds, Single Cell Multi-Omics Technology – Bio-IT World

Follow the Money: Alzheimer's Meds, Single Cell Multi-Omics Technology  Bio-IT World

Saint Peter's Healthcare System and RWJBarnabas Health finalize partnership – Healthcare Finance News

Saint Peter's Healthcare System and RWJBarnabas Health finalize partnership  Healthcare Finance News

EvidenceCare Names Bartholomew as New Chief Executive Officer – PR Web

EvidenceCare Names Bartholomew as New Chief Executive Officer  PR Web

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

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

Frist Cressey leads $15M funding for NYC health tech org – Nashville Post

Frist Cressey leads $15M funding for NYC health tech org  Nashville Post

Bridge Connector raises $25.5 million round led by former Publix CEO's firm – Nashville Business Journal

Bridge Connector raises $25.5 million round led by former Publix CEO's firm  Nashville Business Journal

Intelerad Medical Systems Acquires Radius – Imaging Technology News

Intelerad Medical Systems Acquires Radius  Imaging Technology News

Change Healthcare Unveils Nationwide Cloud-Based Solution for Clinical Data Retrieval – Business Wire

Change Healthcare Unveils Nationwide Cloud-Based Solution for Clinical Data Retrieval  Business Wire

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

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

Pandemic spurs national union activity among hospital workers – Healthcare Dive

Pandemic spurs national union activity among hospital workers  Healthcare Dive

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

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

COVID-19 is forcing rural hospitals to re-think their business models – Healthcare Finance News

COVID-19 is forcing rural hospitals to re-think their business models  Healthcare Finance News

Times News Blog: Latest on local impact of COVID-19 (May 7-July 7) – Kingsport Times News

Times News Blog: Latest on local impact of COVID-19 (May 7-July 7)  Kingsport Times News

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

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

Telecritical Care Expands Telehealth From the ICU to Where It's Needed – mHealthIntelligence.com

Telecritical Care Expands Telehealth From the ICU to Where It's Needed  mHealthIntelligence.com

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

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

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

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

Major Broadcasters Launch NEXTGEN TV On Five Nashville Network-Affiliated Television Stations – PRNewswire

Major Broadcasters Launch NEXTGEN TV On Five Nashville Network-Affiliated Television Stations  PRNewswire

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

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

Morning Briefing for Wednesday, June 10, 2020 – Kaiser Health News

Morning Briefing for Wednesday, June 10, 2020  Kaiser Health News

Nashville Post: The Center for Medical Interoperability is moving closer to setting standards that will drive innovation

Our CEO Ed Cantwell, recently had an opportunity to update the Nashville Post on progress being made by the Center for Medical Interoperability. Click here to see the Nashville Post article (subscriber content).

Nashville Business Journal offers a virtual tour of our headquarters

Via the Nashville Business Journal >> The Nashville Business Journal recently toured The Center for Medical Interoperability office and took some great pictures of our new home.  See the space and discover some of the goals that informed the designs in this virtual tour.

What a former member of the Soviet bloc has to offer Nashville’s health leaders

Via Nashville Business Journal » When looking for technological advancements, few look to the former USSR, but one of Nashville’s health care leaders did exactly that when searching for a way to solve what is one of the industry’s biggest problems: interoperability. Ed Cantwell, CEO of the Center for Medical Interoperability, recently visited Estonia to […]

Center for Medical Interoperability Moves to New HQ

Via Nashville Medical News » In April, the Center for Medical Interoperability opened its new Nashville headquarters and a one-of-a-kind testing and certification lab in the oneC1TY development off of Charlotte Pike. The new facility’s striking interior was designed around the theme of “Follow the Flow of Data.” The center is a 501(c)(3) cooperative research and development […]

4 Initiatives Advancing Healthcare Interoperability in 2017

Via EHR Intelligence » Healthcare organizations and health IT developers have cemented their commitment to achieving true interoperability through multi-stakeholder initiatives in 2017. Healthcare interoperability has been a priority for vendors and providers since the advent of health data exchange. Timely access to accurate health information regardless of health IT system or location improves provider […]

The long and winding road to patient data interoperability

Via Modern Healthcare » Most of the time when Dr. James Tcheng gets a new patient from outside of Duke Health, he starts with a bundle of paper. After his secretary receives a patient’s records—either directly from another doctor’s office or after a request is faxed—and opens them, Tcheng goes through the information, with a […]

With revenue up, Cerner remains unaffected by ACA uncertainty

Via Modern Healthcare » Cerner Corp. posted strong financial growth in the first quarter despite the continued uncertainty surrounding the Affordable Care Act and healthcare industry, the company said Thursday. One of the nation’s largest health information technology vendors, Cerner is well positioned to help the healthcare industry lower costs through delivery reform, said Cerner […]

Can Nashville’s health care leaders solve one of the industry’s biggest challenges? They better

Via Nashville Business Journal » If you’re thinking about the future of health care, you should be mindful of Steve Jobs. Whether that comes in the form of optimism or wariness depends on your perspective. For Charlie Martin, a veteran hospital company CEO and the head of investment firm Martin Ventures, Jobs’ innovative ability is emblematic of […]

Health Care of the Future: Interoperability

Via HCA Today Blog » Today I had the honor of delivering the keynote speech at the Nashville Business Journal’s Health Care of the Future event at the Music City Center. It was a challenge to tackle this vast subject in just 15 minutes. Following is the text of my speech, which focuses on three […]

Center for Medical Interoperability Opens Headquarters in Nashville

Via HealthcareInformatics.com » The Center for Medical Interoperability officially opened its headquarters this week and launched a testing and certification laboratory with the aim of improving patient safety and care. The center is a 501(c)(3) cooperative research and development lab founded by health systems to simplify and advance data sharing among medical technologies and systems. The center’s […]

Nashville’s health care moonshot is ready for its moment

Via Nashville Business Journal » He’s got the hospitals on his side. He’s been courting the vendors. Now he’s ready to see what they can do together. “He” is Ed Cantwell, CEO of the Center for Medical Interoperability, a new Nashville-based nonprofit that has brought together some of the industry’s biggest power players to improve the […]

Center for Medical Interoperability Opens Headquarters and Unique Lab to Speed Seamless Flow of Patient Medical Data

Lab dedicated to breaking down data barriers that prevent doctors from having quick, complete access to patient information   Nashville, TN (April 6, 2017) – The Center for Medical Interoperability (“The Center”) has opened its headquarters and launched a one-of-a-kind testing and certification laboratory that will improve patient safety and care. The Center is dedicated […]

Center opens to tackle interoperability challenges in healthcare

Via Health Data Management » Nashville is home to a new 16,000-square-foot Center for Medical Interoperability that will be focused on simplifying and advancing health data sharing across technologies and systems. Thursday is the grand opening of the center, which is a membership-based organization that includes what is described as the first-of-its-kind testing and certification laboratory […]

Ascension Health, Vanderbilt UMC unveil Center for Medical Interoperability HQ

Via Becker’s Hospital Review » The Center for Medical Interoperability on April 6 opened its headquarters in Nashville, Tenn. The center is a joint initiative of Nashville-based Hospital Corporation of America; Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems; Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health; St. Louis-based Ascension Health; and Nashville-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center, among other U.S. healthcare providers. […]

A millionaire’s mission: Stop hospitals from killing their patients by medical error

Via Fox News » IRVINE, Calif. — Joe Kiani likes to point out that the most worn spot on most medical monitoring devices is the mute button. He’s out to change that — and, he hopes, to stop the epidemic of preventable hospital death that kills tens of thousands of Americans each year. It’s not […]

CEO Ed Cantwell Featured in InCharge Healthcare 2017: The Continuum of Care

Via Nashville Medical News » View the 2017 edition of InCharge Healthcare » As our healthcare delivery system continues to evolve and transform, there is an increasing focus on communication, connection and engagement at every point along the continuum of care. Certainly, the top executives featured on this year’s cover represent not only excellence in […]

Trusted Wireless Health – A New Approach to Medical Grade Wireless

Via ICT Today » Several current trends give cause to rethink the design of wireless systems in medical buildings. Increasingly, patients are bringing in their connected smart devices and expecting the hospital to provide wireless internet services for free. Studies conducted over the last six years show that guest traffic in these facilities has risen […]

Blockchain and health care’s future

Via Nashville Post » Disruptive database technology could be industry savior Beyond the country music tropes and Bible Belt platitudes, Nashville should be best known for its place in the health care industry. Headquartered in the city are 16 publicly traded health care companies with a combined $73 billion in global revenue, according to an […]

Nashville Health Care Council Panel Calls for Leadership, Accountability in Addressing Cyber Threats

Via Businesswire » NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With cyber security breaches becoming an ever-growing issue for health care companies, the Nashville Health Care Council welcomed a panel of experts to discuss strategies for preventing such attacks. Though data invasions can be disastrous for health care organizations, the industry has so far struggled to put processes into place […]

Center for Medical Interoperability names CEO

Via Nashville Post >> A local health industry group aiming to overhaul how medical technologies talk to each other has named a new CEO. The Nashville-based Center for Medical Interoperability has announced the promotion of Ed Cantwell (pictured) to chief executive officer. Involved since the center’s founding, Cantwell previously served as its executive director. Prior […]

Center for Medical Interoperability names Ed Cantwell as CEO

  Nashville, TN (October 27, 2016) – The Center for Medical Interoperability, an organization of health systems dedicated to improving health care by advancing the seamless flow of information among medical technologies, is pleased to announce the promotion of Ed Cantwell to Chief Executive Officer. Involved since the Center’s founding, Cantwell previously served as its […]

ONC offers help navigating complex EHR contracts, post-go-live usability

Via Healthcare IT News » The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has put out new guidance for choosing EHRs and understanding the fine print of vendor contracts. The EHR contract guide – subtitle: Selecting Wisely, Negotiating Terms, and Understanding the Fine Print – aims to help providers that are purchasing new systems better understand […]

Will MACRA spark interoperability advancements?

The Center for Medical Interoperability introduced a new maturity model and HIMSS publicly commented that focusing on technical interoperability is not enough in the industry-wide move toward value-based care and alternative payment models. The rule on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) will be released early this fall. But even before […]

From the Editor: How Nashville will save health care

HCA Holdings Inc. and Community Health Systems Inc. control a large chunk of the nation’s hospital beds. That gives them significant power to change the health care industry. So when the two Middle Tennessee hospital giants — and rivals — come together on something, the industry takes notice.   That’s why a new nonprofit group […]

The tech doesn’t talk: Nashville needs to fix it

Two hundred thousand people die every year because of a failure to communicate. A trillion dollars is wasted every year. That’s how health care experts set the stage when they talk about one of the biggest concerns facing the industry today: a lack of interoperability. Yes, it’s a big word. And it’s one that means […]


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Coast Guard medevacs injured Navy Sailor near Chesapeake Bay  wtkr.com

Global Infusion Pump Software Market 2025 Scope and Opportunities Analysis in Pandamic Crisis: BD, B. Braun, Baxter, ICU Medical, Terumo Medical, etc. – PRnews Leader

Global Infusion Pump Software Market 2025 Scope and Opportunities Analysis in Pandamic Crisis: BD, B. Braun, Baxter, ICU Medical, Terumo Medical, etc.  PRnews Leader

Interoperability Blockchain Technology in 2021 – Verna Magazine

Interoperability Blockchain Technology in 2021  Verna Magazine

NextGen Healthcare (NXGN) Q2 2021 Earnings Call Transcript – The Motley Fool

NextGen Healthcare (NXGN) Q2 2021 Earnings Call Transcript  The Motley Fool

Operating Room Management Market by Solution, Delivery Mode, End User, Region – Global Forecast to 2025 – PRNewswire

Operating Room Management Market by Solution, Delivery Mode, End User, Region – Global Forecast to 2025  PRNewswire

Q&A: João Bocas Shares the Latest on Wearables in Healthcare – HealthTech Magazine

Q&A: João Bocas Shares the Latest on Wearables in Healthcare  HealthTech Magazine

SAE publishes 'groundbreaking' documents for wireless EV charging – Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International

SAE publishes 'groundbreaking' documents for wireless EV charging  Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International

Global Interoperability Testing Service Market latest demand by 2020-2025 with leading players & COVID-19 Analysis – TechnoWeekly

Global Interoperability Testing Service Market latest demand by 2020-2025 with leading players & COVID-19 Analysis  TechnoWeekly

Blockchain Technology in Healthcare Market Research Report – Forecast to 2029 (Includes Business Impact of COVID-19) – Eurowire

Blockchain Technology in Healthcare Market Research Report – Forecast to 2029 (Includes Business Impact of COVID-19)  Eurowire

Healthcare Automatic Identification and Data Capture (HAIDC) Market Demand, Growth, Opportunities and Analysis Of Top Key Player Forecast To 2029 – PRnews Leader

Healthcare Automatic Identification and Data Capture (HAIDC) Market Demand, Growth, Opportunities and Analysis Of Top Key Player Forecast To 2029  PRnews Leader

Healthcare Interoperability Solutions Market Trend, Growth, COVID-19 Impact, Current Industry Figures and Forecast 2026 – PRnews Leader

Healthcare Interoperability Solutions Market Trend, Growth, COVID-19 Impact, Current Industry Figures and Forecast 2026  PRnews Leader

A tale of two technologies – Pulse+IT

A tale of two technologies  Pulse+IT

SAE International Publishes Two New Documents Enabling Commercialization of Wireless Charging for Electric Vehicles – CleanTechnica

SAE International Publishes Two New Documents Enabling Commercialization of Wireless Charging for Electric Vehicles  CleanTechnica

NextGen Healthcare CEO says providers just realized they've moved into 'consumer land.' Here's how he aims to help. – FierceHealthcare

NextGen Healthcare CEO says providers just realized they've moved into 'consumer land.' Here's how he aims to help.  FierceHealthcare

Chutes & Ladders—Cook County Health nabs new CEO from NYC Health + Hospitals; Blue Cross NC promotes CMO – FierceHealthcare

Chutes & Ladders—Cook County Health nabs new CEO from NYC Health + Hospitals; Blue Cross NC promotes CMO  FierceHealthcare

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

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

Healthcare Middleware Market: Hyper Growth Predicted in the Next Five Years, How? – openPR

Healthcare Middleware Market: Hyper Growth Predicted in the Next Five Years, How?  openPR

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

Vital Signs: Digital Health Law Update | Fall 2020  Lexology

Humana Taps Cohere Health to Modernize Prior Authorizations for Musculoskeletal Treatment – HIT Consultant

Humana Taps Cohere Health to Modernize Prior Authorizations for Musculoskeletal Treatment  HIT Consultant

Healthcare Blockchain Market by Overview, Manufacturing Cost Structure Analysis, Growth Opportunities & Restraints to 2026 – Eurowire

Healthcare Blockchain Market by Overview, Manufacturing Cost Structure Analysis, Growth Opportunities & Restraints to 2026  Eurowire

5 Trends Driving The Future of Healthcare Real Estate in 2020 & Beyond – HIT Consultant

5 Trends Driving The Future of Healthcare Real Estate in 2020 & Beyond  HIT Consultant

Mediphore Set to Revolutionize Healthcare Industry with Newly-Patented Technology – Odessa American

Mediphore Set to Revolutionize Healthcare Industry with Newly-Patented Technology  Odessa American

Blockchain For Healthcare Market 2020 Demand Analysis and Projected Huge Growth by IBM Corporation, Microsoft, Guardtime, PokitDok, Inc., Gem, Hashed Health – re:Jerusalem

Blockchain For Healthcare Market 2020 Demand Analysis and Projected Huge Growth by IBM Corporation, Microsoft, Guardtime, PokitDok, Inc., Gem, Hashed Health  re:Jerusalem

SAE International publishes new J2954 wireless charging standard – Green Car Congress

SAE International publishes new J2954 wireless charging standard  Green Car Congress

ONC Information Blocking Requirements: What You Need to Know | Insights – JD Supra

ONC Information Blocking Requirements: What You Need to Know | Insights  JD Supra