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