Interoperability

Feds soon to release proposed requirements for health data interoperability

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A proposed plan on how healthcare organizations can better exchange data is expected to be released before the end of the month, according to a top federal health official.

A case for interoperability: Electronic lynchpin for long-term success

A case for interoperability: Electronic lynchpin for long-term success

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As an owner-operator, you likely are on information overload when it comes to electronic health record (EHR) systems.

Interoperability is more important than ever

Interoperability is more important than ever

While hospital administrators or doctors may say that a note is a note, an assessment is an assessment, or a chart is a chart, they aren't acknowledging the uniqueness of the post-acute care environment—for example, how charts get audited is a completely different process, which means the information needs to be documented differently.

McKesson Intelligence Hub enables interoperability

McKesson Health Solutions has debuted its McKesson Intelligence Hub™, a platform for enabling interoperability and sharing business intelligence through different healthcare applications.

Lawmakers recommend $10M advisory panel to improve health data interoperability

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Lawmakers have proposed changes that would significantly alter the way sensitive health data is prepared, managed and exchanged.

Interoperability pressured

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Congress is getting more involved in healthcare interoperability. Lawmakers have proposed legislation calling for changes to the process in order to speed up and broaden provider inclusion by the end of 2018.

New EHR bills would improve interoperability

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On the heels of a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services pledge to ease electronic health record implementation reporting rules several weeks ago, newly introduced legislation would facilitate greater interoperability among various EHR systems and promote the transparency of Medicare and Medicaid health data to fuel efficiency and cut costs.

Also in the news for Nov. 5, 2014 . . .

Supreme Court hears arguments over whether Omnicare misled investors ... Hospice medical director faces up to 20 years in prison for improper patient certifications ... Lack of interoperability is hindering accountable care organizations, ONC report says

Also in the news for Oct. 20, 2014 . . .

Obama appoints Ebola czar ... Ventas CEO ranked in world's top 100 by Harvard Business Review ... ONC issues update on progress toward interoperability roadmap

No ACOs have reliable interoperability with external organizations, survey finds

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A widespread lack of interoperable technology threatens the Accountable Care Organization model, according to recently released survey results.

Interoperability in senior living: Making it a reality

Interoperability in senior living: Making it a reality

Don't expect one company to complete all of your needs. Before you select your favorite clinical system, talk with suppliers about what accounting systems are already integrated and how these systems can reduce cost and risk

Interoperability experts see bright future including LTC

Interoperability experts see bright future including LTC

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In the 10 years since the Bush Administration launched its healthcare interoperability initiative by creating the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, a lot of progress has been made toward the goal of an interconnected healthcare continuum.

Referrals at risk

Referrals at risk

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Interoperability for technology solutions is crucial for long-term care providers.

HealthMEDX and Spectrum Health achieve interoperability

Spectrum Health has integrated HealthMEDX in order to exchange patient information between its inpatient and post-acute facilities.

Oct. 1 webcast discusses providers achieving quality through medical records interoperability

Creating a seamless flow of demographic and clinical patient information between acute and post-acute facilities will be critical for future long-term care success. McKnight's will host a webcast Oct. 1 to help bring providers the latest on achieving quality through electronic medical records interoperability. The free event will begin at 2 p.m. Eastern. The title of the session is, "Driving Care Coordination: Efficiencies & Quality Through LTPAC EMR Interoperability with Referral Partners."

How to do it ... Resident security

Resident safety and security are two of the most pressing topics for administrators and nurses in long-term care settings. In fact, all departments should be included when considering how to build a safety strategy, experts note. Here, they advise on how to coordinate and customize plans for optimal effectiveness.

'Reboot' health information program to achieve better acute, post-acute care coordination, report says

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The federal program to encourage adoption of health information technology is seriously troubled and should be reexamined, according to a report released Wednesday by six Republican senators.

Information technology interoperability: How to get it right in LTPAC

Information technology interoperability: How to get it right in LTPAC

To enhance facility communications with other providers and vendors while improving patient care, one of the most important information technology considerations must be interoperability. There are varying degrees of sophistication for both vendors and providers. If the right level isn't reached, caregiving and facility efficiency could suffer.