Interoperability: all articles most popular
December 11, 2014
Edmund Billings, MD

Public APIs as open platform

Interoperability is the current health IT buzzword because it’s the essential ingredient in creating a system that benefits patients, doctors and hospitals. Almost everyone in healthcare is pressing for it and is frustrated, though probably not surprised, that meaningful use did not get us there.
December 04, 2014
Erin McCann

Searching for HIE's value

Health information exchanges face an uncertain future, as new research calls into question their financial sustainability. Three characteristics are needed for the most success.
November 19, 2014
John Halamka, MD

A fall standards update

The November HIT Standards Committee focused on "asynchronous bilateral cutover," the compatibility of different CCDA payloads, healthcare IT that supports long term services and support, an update on the Standards & Interoperability projects, a discussion of data provenance efforts and the HITSC workgroup organization.
November 12, 2014
Edmund Billings, MD

Closed records can cause paralysis

Take a step back from the challenges that surround health information technology interoperability and you will recognize that market forces and a desperately fragmented healthcare system make hospitals and vendors act the way we do.
October 15, 2014
Tom Sullivan

Should we celebrate exchange progress?

Despite all the backlash and criticism, there is evidence that health information is moving. And now industry luminaries are urging ONC committee members to add a more positive bent to the interoperability discussion.
October 01, 2014
Mike Miliard

Poor interoperability, exchange hinders ACOs

Most accountable care organizations have health information technology in place to improve quality and lower costs, but many say difficulties with data exchange are keeping them from reaching their potential.
September 17, 2014
Erin McCann

Making patients the hub of their own health

At National Health IT Week, Washington, D.C., is learning how interoperability and patient engagement "really matter to people's health."
August 06, 2014
Brian Ahier, Medicity

How to find sustainability

The healthcare industry is currently on two parallel tracks: Maintaining the legacy of fee-for-service while embracing the emergence of value-based programs. This environment has created many obstacles to interoperability and health information exchange.
June 25, 2014
Marc Perlman, Oracle Healthcare and Life Sciences

Interoperability and population health

As of April 2014, about 7 million Americans have entered the ranks of the insured under the Affordable Care Act. The national focus has been almost exclusively on enrollment. But with the first cycle behind us, it's time to look toward refinement. How can we make the leap from broader access to improved population health?