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  • VA keeps eyes on the prize: Interoperability for Veterans 1

    Paul Black
    April 18, 2018

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) understands the importance of seamless data exchange for these patients and their families – no matter where or when they see a clinician. Read more…

  • Interoperability’s new reality

    Tina Joros
    March 23, 2018

    The concept of interoperability is everywhere. We are moving beyond a 1:1, linear approach, to a robust network that enables us to move data in more directions than ever before Read more…

  • When it comes to interoperability, we need to think big

    Paul Black
    March 02, 2018

    KLAS released a report this week that looks at interoperability through a specific lens: connectivity through “plug-and-play” services. To make progress, we must continue to think big and not settle for a narrow perspective. Read more…

  • Interoperability for all

    Paul Black
    February 14, 2018

    Interoperability is the foundation for advancing healthcare. To do what’s best for patients, providers need to coordinate care across the entire continuum. And no one should settle for less. Read more…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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