Interoperability

Portrait of Alicia Morton, DNP, RN-BC

Advancing Interoperable Social Determinants of Health Data

Alicia Morton, DNP, RN-BC | December 12, 2019

The ability to capture, use, and exchange many aspects of electronic health information has greatly advanced with the increased adoption of health information technology (health IT). Yet the use of data reflecting social determinants of health (SDOH) – the conditions in which people live, learn, work, and play – remains much more limited across healthcare. There is a growing recognition across healthcare that by capturing and accessing SDOH data during the course of care,

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3 Global Health IT Takeaways You Need to Know – Reflections from ONC 3rd Interoperability Forum

Aisha Hasan | November 12, 2019

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) engages in several global health IT projects from a United States government perspective. ONC works with global counterparts to share experiences, and ensure alignment between global interoperability efforts and the United States’ approaches to interoperability. This includes working through worldwide partnerships, bi-lateral and multi-lateral engagements, global networks, and memoranda of understanding. Through these engagements, we focus on advancing common health data standards for global interoperability, enhancing individuals’ access to their data,

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ClinicalBox Improves Surgery through Enhanced Prior Authorization and Clinical Coordination

Chris Muir | August 19, 2019

One in an occasional series of ‘Where-are-they-now?’ posts about ONC Challenge Winners
We recently checked in with  ClinicalBox  and Lowell General Hospital about their progress since being selected as one of six winners of ONC’s 2015 Market Research and Development (R&D) Pilot Challenge in 2015.* This challenge broke down the barriers between promising start ups and healthcare stakeholders by helping early stage health information technology (health IT) companies connect with healthcare organizations that were willing to host pilot programs.

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Healthcare Directories Workshop Focuses on Secure Validation of Clinician Data

Daniel Chaput | August 13, 2019

For patients, healthcare providers, and health plans (among other stakeholders) who need trustworthy, actionable information, the advantages of validated “healthcare directories” are wide ranging and will play an increasing part in our nation’s interoperability infrastructure. Healthcare directories play a critical role in enabling identification of individual providers and provider organizations, as well as characteristics about them, their relationships, and the means by which to access and exchange health information among them electronically. Healthcare directories support a variety of use cases,

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