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  • There is a great deal of discussion on the subject of interoperability lately. Continuing the theme of an upgrade to this important notion leads me to today’s post. Interoperability 2.0 can best be achieved through collaboration. No single entity has the capacity to ensure seamless, ubiquitous, nationwide interoperability. However, if we all work together we can make some great strides. The HITECH...

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  • AUTHORS: Eric Crawford, Director of Product Management, and Adam Bell, Senior Director, Advisory Services Department Part 3: Innovation through Workflow IntegrationThe SDoH burden score helps healthcare providers to understand holistic population profiles so that care providers can better address the needs of a population. In order to be truly effective, these profiles need to be available to the ...

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  • Last week we continued our three-part blog series by reviewing how data can be organized once it’s consumed within the healthcare data platform, so as to add value and be more useful to stakeholders.  To conclude the series, let’s consider “interoperability 2.0” concepts in terms of how data can ultimately be shared from a healthcare data platform.    Part 3:  Interoperability 2.0 relative to how ...

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  • Last week I had the esteemed privilege of attending the EHR Interoperability Meeting at the White House with Seema Verma, CMS Administrator, and Don Rucker MD, National Coordinator at ONC. The attendees represented payer organizations, and the discussion was focused on the barriers of interoperability and how we can band together to overcome them. Below are my responses to the major questions aske...

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  • For close to ten years now, the healthcare industry has largely traded paper silos of medical records for digital ones called EHRs.  Similarly, initial attempts at interoperability, designed to offer baseline standards for exchanging healthcare data, have traded floods of faxes for floods of HL7 transactions and CCDs.  How do we move forward toward a new generation of interoperability, where bette...

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  • For close to ten years now, the healthcare industry has largely traded paper silos of medical records for digital ones called EHRs.  Similarly, initial attempts at interoperability, designed to offer baseline standards for exchanging healthcare data, have traded floods of faxes for floods of HL7 transactions and CCDs.  How do we move forward toward a new generation of interoperability, where bette...

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  • I have been talking and writing a lot about the concept of Interoperability 2.0 as I see a strong need for an upgrade to our interoperability capabilities in the healthcare industry. 2018 is going to see interoperability come even more to the forefront as regulatory action, pressure from value based payment and delivery models, and deeper partnerships between physicians and payers bring the needs ...

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  • The lack of interoperability between competing EHR and related health IT systems has become a huge challenge – especially now that industry transformation from volume-based to value-based care delivery is accelerating.The essential problem: inaccessible patient data on incompatible digital silos across care communities results in incomplete data aggregation. And without access to comprehensive pat...

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  • Data exchange is a marathon, not a sprint. As organizations work to meet value-based care goals and ready themselves for better population health management, data exchange – and especially clinical data – becomes ever more critical. While 91 percent of organizations are collecting data from their electronic health record (EHR), most data is not organized in a meaningful way.

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  • If you ever played the telephone game as a kid, then you understand that even though we speak the same language it’s easy for words to get lost in translation. Just one garbled word can lead to a whole lot of misunderstanding. Of course, everyone laughs in the game when they hear the original statement versus the often hilariously different phrase at the end.

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  • Brian Ahier is an award-winning digital evangelist and nationally known expert on health information technology. He received the 2016 Digital Health Evangelist award by Rock Health, Goldman Sachs, Square 1 Bank, and Fenwick & West. He has written numerous articles for a wide variety of industry leading publications including Healthcare IT News, Health Data Management, Executive Insights, and O’Rei...

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