February 09, 2018
Chris Nerney

Nationwide prescription history data-sharing network combats drug abuse

PMP InterConnect allows physicians to "make more informed decisions before prescribing an opioid."
February 02, 2018
Chris Nerney

ONC learning resource explores how APIs support healthcare interoperability

Application programming interfaces enable patients, providers, and researchers to securely access and share data.
January 24, 2018
Chris Nerney

New York State HIE shows robust growth in 2017

HealthlinkNY expanded both provider participation and patient consents by 65 percent last year.
January 23, 2018
Chris Nerney

VA moves to fast-track data sharing with community providers

Revision to confidentiality regulations would allow VA to immediately release records to community providers without patients' written consent on paper.
January 02, 2018
Chris Nerney

Trouble in Vermont: State’s HIE struggling, review shows

The organization behind the state of Vermont’s health information exchange (HIE) has vowed to make changes in the wake of a critical independent review that revealed administrative and financial...
December 20, 2017
Chris Nerney

Mayo Clinic shows the promise of telemedicine

Enhanced intensive care unit employs video technology and advanced software to connect Mayo clinicians at main campus with colleagues at regional facilities.
December 18, 2017
Chris Nerney

ONC unveils framework for reducing patient misidentification

"Patient demographic data is often of poor data quality, resulting in both inaccurate matching of patient records and low match rates."
December 15, 2017
Chris Nerney

MIT innovation center initiative aims to streamline drug development pipeline

“Our goal is to integrate emerging but fragmented innovations in policy, process, and technology into a system that works better for everyone, and especially for patients.”
December 07, 2017
Chris Nerney

Hospitals to slowly adopt "smart" technologies

Frost & Sullivan report cites interoperability, security concerns as barriers to smart technology adoption.
December 05, 2017
Chris Nerney

Barriers to interoperability are barriers to value-based care

Unless the healthcare industry can remove the obstacles to data sharing between providers, value-based care will suffer.