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Identifying a patient normally means going by their Social Security number—but what if that patient is a newborn who doesn’t have one yet? The Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) laid out its suggested solution at a presentation at the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) conference in Los Angeles.

Interoperability between healthcare systems continues to be a struggle with only 30 percent of hospitals being able to find, send, receive and integrate patient information from outside systems. Finding were published in Health Affairs.

Epic has introduced Share Everywhere, allowing for the sharing of electronic health records (EHRs) across all systems.

It’s been quite a long time since anyone except Stephen Lieber was been president and CEO of The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), but he’ll soon be handing over the reins after 17 years to Harold “Hal” Wolf III, an alum of Kaiser Permanente and the Chartis Group as well as a HIMSS board member.

Interactive patient systems (IPS) keep patient engaged and knowledgeable about their own care but have yet to reach their full potential. In a recent KLAS report, researchers examine current IPS vendors in their performance and how they plan to improve their systems.

 

Recent Headlines

HHS awards Vynca $25,000 in Patient Matching Algorithm Challenge

The HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has announced the winners of its Patient Matching Algorithm Challenge.

Regenstrief Institute awarded grant to study HIE in emergency department

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has awarded the Regenstrief Institute with funding to study whether a health information exchange (HIE) improves patient outcomes in the emergency department (ED).

AHIMA17: New ID standards needed for newborns to enhance interoperability

Identifying a patient normally means going by their Social Security number—but what if that patient is a newborn who doesn’t have one yet? The Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) laid out its suggested solution at a presentation at the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) conference in Los Angeles.

Interoperability, EHR integration top priorities for skilled nursing facilities

Electronic health records (EHRs) have become an integral part of high-quality care, yet organizations struggle with the sharing of patient data across systems. A brief from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology examines key measures in EHR integration and interoperability from skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) in 2016.

Only 30% of hospitals can fully share EHRs

Interoperability between healthcare systems continues to be a struggle with only 30 percent of hospitals being able to find, send, receive and integrate patient information from outside systems. Finding were published in Health Affairs.

Change Healthcare announces blockchain solution for healthcare

Change Healthcare, one of the largest independent healthcare IT companies in the U.S., has announced the launch of a blockchain solution for healthcare.

Mayo Clinic integrates symptom checker into patient portal

Mayo clinic has announced the integration of its Ask Mayo Clinic online symptom checker through Epic’s patient portal, MyChart.

Epic eyes improved interoperability with Share Everywhere system

Epic has introduced Share Everywhere, allowing for the sharing of electronic health records (EHRs) across all systems.

HIEs could save billions in Medicare spending

Health information exchanges (HIEs) could save billions in Medicare and Medicaid spending, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Notre Dame.

Q&A with next HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf: 'Absolute gap' between IT vendors, providers

It’s been quite a long time since anyone except Stephen Lieber was been president and CEO of The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), but he’ll soon be handing over the reins after 17 years to Harold “Hal” Wolf III, an alum of Kaiser Permanente and the Chartis Group as well as a HIMSS board member.

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