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August 15, 2017
Chris Nerney

Using Direct Messaging, FHIR together to improve data sharing

Joint white paper explores how combining the two interoperability specs can benefit healthcare providers and patients.
August 10, 2017
Chris Nerney

Healthcare providers finally may be getting serious about cybersecurity

“Organizations with a CISO or other senior security leader tend to adopt holistic cybersecurity practices and perspectives in critical areas."
August 10, 2017
Todd Winey

Precisely Speaking – Part 2

In my previous post, I explored how the definition of personalized and precision medicine have been changing over time to more accurately reflect the reality of how the healthcare data growth is improving medicine. This post examines how a new understand of precision medicine is being created through technology and informatics.
August 09, 2017
Chris Nerney

ONC solicits public input on Cures Act trusted exchange framework

Comments sought through August 25 on standardization, transparency, non-discrimination, patient safety, access, choice, and more.
August 08, 2017
Chris Nerney

How including 'social determinants' in EHRs can improve patient care

Kaiser Health News: "Research has begun to show that a person’s ZIP code can be as important to her health as her genetic code."
August 04, 2017
Chris Nerney

CMS approves 90-day reporting for meaningful use

Final rule eases quality measure reporting burden for participants in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs.
August 03, 2017
Turner Billingsley, MD

Time to Remove the Clutter

While it’s true that we’ve gone from incomplete paper records to electronic health records (EHRs), one problem that has resulted is too much irrelevant information.
August 02, 2017
Chris Nerney

Connected care increases hacker danger

"Healthcare providers tend to under-prioritize security and privacy. However, software vendors are making life pretty difficult on their customers in this area.”
August 01, 2017
Chris Nerney

Getting more patients to use portals

"Most providers have some sort of HIE, or some type of access to community data. It's past time to figure out how to use that."
July 27, 2017
Chris Nerney

ONC seeks members for health IT advisory panel

Health Information Technology Advisory Committee will recommend action on policies, standards, implementation specifications, and more.