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May 23, 2018
Chris Nerney

Connected care disconnect persists

Healthcare providers and patients agree that connected care technologies can improve outcomes, yet actual use lags behind.
May 22, 2018
Chris Nerney

New study explores interoperability barriers to coordinated state health efforts

Frequently changing regulations, inconsistent metrics for identifying patients, and outdated technology cited as major challenges to data sharing.
May 17, 2018

The Catalyst: Data Analytics and the Evolution of Modern-Day Health Plans

Alongside the well-structured claims data they have about member encounters, health plans are looking to incorporate non-traditional data as well.
May 17, 2018
Chris Nerney

The complex EHR mess that hinders interoperability

HIMSS Analytics data shows the average hospital relies on 16 different EHR platforms.
May 16, 2018
Chris Nerney

Sequoia Project restructures in bid to improve interoperability efforts

Non-profit organization's two major initiatives -- the eHealth Exchange and Carequality -- to become separate operating entities.
May 15, 2018
Chris Nerney

Senators urge FCC to raise rural health program spending cap

Funding for the Rural Health Care Program is capped at $400 million annually, but the senators want that spending limit raised because of increased demand.
May 11, 2018
Chris Nerney

The economic inevitability of telemedicine

Consumers are paying a greater share of their healthcare costs, and they expect providers to offer telehealth and other digital services.
May 10, 2018

Integrating EMS into the Healthcare System

The antiquated approach of EMS sharing patient health information (PHI) via radio or hard copy reports with hospitals often results in physicians not receiving all of the necessary information in a timely manner.
May 09, 2018
Chris Nerney

Interoperability chain must include patients

Consumers must play a central role in ensuring the accessibility of their health data to authorized recipients.
May 08, 2018
Chris Nerney

Surescripts report underscores the spread of interoperability

Health network alliance facilitates 13.7 billion secure health data transactions in 2017, more than twice the 6 billion transactions in 2013.