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April 21, 2016
Catherine Marenghi

Interoperability in Human Terms

Interoperability is more than technical jargon or a government mandate.
January 14, 2016

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October 07, 2015
Russell Leftwich, MD

Semantic interoperability, or my semester living with an undocumented alien

The importance of semantic interoperability is magnified as we enter an era of exchange of data and analysis of data at the level of discrete data elements removed from their original context.
August 12, 2015
Edward Chung, MD

From opposition to cooperation: Payers join the care team

The complexity of modern healthcare demands a multifunctional, multidisciplinary team that can help patients navigate not just their illness, but also the dizzying medical systems that patients face after leaving acute care.
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
Neil Versel

The PHR paradox

Rather than just getting more cheerleading for a technology that has been disappointing for years, attendees at the AMIA annual conference heard a refreshingly frank assessment of the slow uptake of personal health records.
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.
November 05, 2014
Erin McCann

The exchange and big data: Intimately intertwined

You want genomic analysis and big data to take off? Don't count on it until interoperability becomes more than just a plan tossed about in federal HIT policy meetings.