ONC: Hospitals making strides on EHRs, interoperability, but work remains

ONC: Hospitals making strides on EHRs, interoperability, but work remains

In 2014, just 78 percent of hospitals were able to send electronic patient information to other providers, and only 56 percent were able to receive it, according to American Hospital Association data. In 2017, those number had increased substantially to 88 percent and 74 percent, respectively. WHY IT MATTERSThose numbers were cited by National Coordinator […]

Sequoia Project launches new public-private interoperability initiative

Sequoia Project launches new public-private interoperability initiative

The Sequoia Project is opening up a new front on its push to solve interoperability. As a public-private collaboration comprising experts from disparate spheres of healthcare and technology, the new group, Interoperability Matters, aims to draw on their expertise to find new approaches to data sharing. WHY IT MATTERSInteroperability is a large and complex challenge, […]

Lucia Savage

A world where iPhones can’t connect to Androids? Welcome to interoperability 101

Healthcare has been waiting with bated breath for the Office of the National Coordinator’s rule on information blocking, as part of the 21st Century Cures Act. As the former ONC Privacy Officer, Lucia Savage worked closely on that rule during her tenure. I sat down with Savage after Academy Health’s inaugural Health Data Policy and […]

Steve Wretling speaking at a HIMSS event

Interoperability needs an architecture in addition to APIs, HIMSS CTIO Steve Wretling says

Interoperability: There’s a lot happening right now. FHIR, as in Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources. Open APIs. Blue Button 2.0. Carequality and CommonWell reaching a milestone this summer in terms of exchanging Continuity of Care Documents.   At the same time, however, a thorny reality persists: The average hospital has 16 disparate EMRs in place among […]