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Blog posts tagged with interoperability

  • What’s happening with FHIR®? 2

    Jeff Danford
    March 15, 2017

    Since we posted our beginner’s guide to Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) more than a year ago, we’ve seen a lot of change with this standard for health data exchange. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and answers. Read more…

  • Top 3 headlines from HIMSS 2017

    Ann Marie Beasley
    February 28, 2017

    HIMSS 2017, the largest industry event in the U.S., drew more than 42,000 healthcare IT professionals to Orlando, Florida, last week. After hundreds of conversations with clients, partners and colleagues, we’re even more energized to achieve our vision of building open, connected communities of health. Of the many phenomenal insights and events during the week, there are three major highlights that bear repeating. Read more…

  • Israel: A case study in national connectivity for better health

    Martha Thorne
    February 02, 2017

    The desire to aggregate patient information from disparate sources, do it quickly and present it in a way that made sense to caregivers gave rise to the Ofek Network, powered by the Allscripts dbMotion™ Solution, across Clalit Health Services (Tel Aviv, Israel). Featured in a new case study, this health network connects multiple organizations and disparate systems that serve Israel’s 8.3 million residents. Read more…

  • Want to improve shared C-CDA content? Try the new scorecard

    George E Cole
    August 16, 2016

    Across the Healthcare IT industry, from providers to software developers, and even into the U.S. Senate, we continue to hear that the content of shared Consolidated CDA (C-CDA) documents, in spite of improved guides and constraints, are not meaningfully useful. There continues to be wide divergence of documents across the vendor and provider communities. For example we have heard: Read more…

  • Pop Health Forum discussions offer hopeful outlook for interoperability

    Martha Thorne
    July 12, 2016

    At the 2016 Pop Health Forum, healthcare providers delved into one of the industry’s most pressing issues: How do we meet demand on the fee-for-service side while simultaneously controlling risk on the value-based-care side? Allscripts Vice President of Solutions Management Jim Bresee helped address that question in this video: Read more…

  • Singapore hospitals to use APIs to integrate devices with Allscripts Sunrise™

    Erik Kins
    March 02, 2016

    Using Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to exchange data with an electronic health record (EHR) is a good step toward better interoperability. Some of our clients are having early success in using Allscripts Open APIs with Allscripts Sunrise™ to integrate with other software and devices. Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS), together with Eastern Health Alliance (EHA), started using Allscripts Open APIs with Sunrise in January 2016. NantHealth’s VitalsConX solution enables the capture of Read more…

  • Canadian health authority begins accessing provincial clinical data

    Jennifer MacGregor
    February 17, 2016

    Fraser Health Authority (Surrey, British Columbia, Canada) uses multiple clinical systems to deliver patient care to more than 1.6 million patients annually. Connectivity across care settings is important, as is connecting with provincial repositories of clinical data. Fraser Health recently used Allscripts dbMotion™ Solution to achieve a milestone in its progress toward better connectivity. As of January 2016, Fraser Health clinicians can query the Provincial Laboratory Information Read more…

  • Preparing for interoperability? More information you need to know about FHIR

    George E Cole
    February 09, 2016

    How does FHIR relate to the API requirement for 2015 certification? To achieve 2015 certification, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) requires EHRs to be able to retrieve patient data using APIs. ONC did not specify FHIR as a requirement for the API certification, categorizing FHIR in the 2016 Draft Interoperability Standards Advisory as piloted with low adoption. However, ONC’s documentation reflects FHIR in its phrasing and direction, so it’s clear that ONC is generally supportive of the evolving standard. Read more…

  • Q&A: A beginner’s guide to FHIR 1

    George E Cole Jr
    January 06, 2016

    Interest in FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) is growing as the standard for exchanging healthcare information takes shape. What is it and what will it mean for healthcare providers? Here are some frequently asked questions and answers. Read more…

  • One health system’s journey with a private health information exchange

    Martha Thorne
    December 15, 2015

    The University Health System (UHS) hospital is at the center of the healthcare community in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A., where many ambulatory providers use EHR systems from other vendors. To encourage clinical collaboration, UHS knew that the next step was a private health information exchange (HIE). In 2014, UHS implemented Allscripts dbMotion™ Solution as its private HIE. In a recent case study and video, Chief Information Officer Bill Phillips describes the organization’s journey: Read more…

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