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ONC releases comments on its draft interoperability roadmap

The final tally is in--nearly 250 comments were submitted on ONC's draft interoperability roadmap, an impressive number for a document that was not part of formal rulemaking.

Surescripts: Health data transactions outnumber American Express, PayPal

Electronic prescribing continues to gain ground in the U.S., with Surescripts processing 6.5 billion healthcare data transactions in 2014, according to its 2014 progress report.

We need to get to the root of the coordination of care problem

Why is there still such as disconnect between the Meaningful Use program's vision of interoperability and its use in the real world?

Patient-centered medical homes don't maximize HIT to coordinate care

Physicians practicing in patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) still depend on non-health IT methods of coordinating care, and their use of electronic health records for supporting coordinated care were not aligned with their priorities, according to a new study from the  Annals of Family Medicine.

HIT Policy Committee workgroups: Stage 3 rule in need of fine-tuning

The Health IT Policy Committee workgroups agree with much, but not all of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' suggestions in its proposed rule implementing Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use program.

San Diego hospitals to use opt-out patient consent for HIE

Three of the largest health systems in the San Diego area--Sharp Healthcare, Scripps Health and UC San Diego--will use the patient opt-out consent method for participating in the local health information exchange (HIE), San Diego Health Connect announced this week.

Legislators grill Karen DeSalvo on interoperability

The issue of poor interoperability between electronic health record systems took center stage at a Senate hearing Tuesday focusing on the promise of precision medicine.

Proposed skilled nursing facility payment rule: Health IT, HIE 'essential'

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is continuing its strategy to  nudge non-Meaningful Use providers to adopt electronic health records and participate in health information exchanges (HIEs), this time via its proposed 2016 payment rule for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).

Payers need predictive analytics to better manage risk

In today's post-Affordable Care Act  business-to-consumer insurance market, payers will sink or swim based on their ability to adopt analytics, according to  LifeHealthPro.

Surescripts launches patient record locator service

Surescripts is taking a new step to increase interoperability, implementing its national record locator service with vendors Epic, eClinicalWorks and Greenway Health to locate patients' electronic records stored in any health care location.