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Epic, athenahealth among first five vendors to adopt Carequality interoperability framework

Five major electronic health record vendors--athenahealth, eClinicalWorks, Epic, NextGen Healthcare and Surescripts--are the first implementers to adopt the enhanced data sharing practices under the new Carequality interoperability framework.

AHRQ: Despite uptick, HIE use still 'low'

The use of health information exchange is increasing, but overall use remains "low," according to a new report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Stakeholders to Congress: Don't delay MU Stage 3 without fixing interoperability

Nine organizations, including Intel, athenahealth and the National Alliance on Mental Illness, are warning congressional leaders not to change or pause Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use program without also making reforms to improve the interoperable use of health IT.

ABA 15: Electronic health records, data analytics integral to payment reform

EHRs and data analysis will play an ever increasing and evolving role beyond the Meaningful Use program as Medicare moves to new health care delivery payment models.

ABA 15: Telemedicine movement gaining steam

Telemedicine will become increasingly important as the healthcare system moves away from fee for service reimbursement and towards value based care, according to experts speaking at the American Bar Association Health Law Section's Annual Washington Health Law Summit this week.

All-payer database lawsuit before Supreme Court could hurt HIEs

A lawsuit currently before the United States Supreme Court about state imposition of all-payer claims databases could have significant adverse effects on health information exchanges, according to a perspective article in the  New England Journal of Medicine.

Arizona HIE partnership aims to help providers with value based contracting

Arizona's health information exchange, Arizona Health-eConnection, is demonstrating a new way to evolve to meet consumer needs by partnering to help providers coordinate care and participate in value based initiatives.

Should the DoD be entitled to its own definition of interoperability?

I think we've stumbled upon one the biggest barriers to interoperability between the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): there's no real consensus on...

Epic refutes Mother Jones' accusations on lack of interoperability

Electronic health record vendor Epic Systems has written a letter to the editor of  Mother Jones  magazine refuting statements made in a story published by the latter about Epic products' lack of interoperability with other EHR systems.

DoD: Joint legacy viewer provides 'interoperability' with VA

The Department of Defense claims to have met the interoperability requirements for electronic health records as called for in the National Defense Authorization Act.