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Blog posts tagged with interoperability

  • The interoperable healthcare our Veterans deserve 4

    Paul Black
    October 30, 2017

    We owe our Veterans and service members respect, gratitude and an effective healthcare system that delivers seamless care to them and their families, no matter where they see a healthcare professional. Read more…

  • Introducing our new podcast series: Allscripts On Call 2

    Ann Marie Beasley
    September 15, 2017

    Allscripts On Call will share insights on industry trends, help tell our clients’ stories and introduce new voices to the conversation. Read more…

  • Why health IT has failed patients 11

    Paul Black
    May 08, 2017

    The health IT industry will succeed only when it recognizes that what truly matters – the sole reason health IT exists – is to ensure better care for patients. Read more…

  • Why do clinicians resist interoperability? 1

    Jennifer Bolduc MD
    May 04, 2017

    For clinicians, interoperability is the ability to immediately access, view and use relevant patient information, including that which exists in other systems, from their own electronic health record (EHR). Interoperability is vital, but it remains an unmet challenge in health care. We all agree it is important, so how do we advance connected care across settings? We must first understand a clinician’s perspective. To that end, I offer “A Day in the life of Dr. Jen:” Read more…

  • Interoperability: Bringing narrative data back to the forefront 1

    George Cole
    March 21, 2017

    When will we be able to move to systems of cognitive understanding and the exchange of full narrative and so-called unstructured data? I believe that we are on the cusp of that time, and that there is good reason to place more and more emphasis on the narrative aspects of health care. Read more…

  • 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…

  • How will the 21st Century Cures Act affect health IT?

    Leigh Burchell
    December 13, 2016

    After many months of debate and years of more broadly discussing some of the related concepts, the 21stCentury Cures Act (H.R. 34) passed the House and Senate last week, and was signed by the President today. It is a massive piece of legislation, 996 pages in length, and it will have a tremendous impact on medical innovation across the health sector. Read more…

  • 5 tips for interoperability success in the "merger mania" era

    Martha Thorne
    December 08, 2016

    The shift to value-based care has caused a number of mergers, acquisitions and strategic partnerships, prompting experts to call 2016 the year of “merger mania” in health care. While these strategies offer benefits and economies of scale, they also introduce new challenges when it comes to integrating clinical data. Read more…

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