Once seen as elusive, cumbersome and even impossible, electronic data exchange is finally coming into its own.

There are plenty of missed opportunities buried in the chaos of the annual HIMSS conference. Not to worry: Here's a quick recap of what we covered.

The former vice president wants more teeth behind federal interoperability efforts, while physicians say Amazon and Apple will drive interoperability.

A new study out of UCSF shows an Apple Watch-AI combination can accurately predict Afib in a subset of patients, but real-world challenges remain.

President Trump's opioid plan includes a nationally interoperable PDMP, a provision that drew support from health IT and drug experts.

Four patient safety groups want ONC and AHRQ to support a National Health IT Safety Collaborative, plus Amazon hires a former FDA official.

After Nemours unveiled a new asthma app in January, one of the system's top surgeons convinced developers to speed up the launch of a new cardiac app.

Although health IT fraud is a relatively new area, federal prosecutors at HIMSS encouraged industry incumbents to focus on compliance.

MedPAC said the cost of telehealth coverage is not a significant consideration for commercial plans and urged CMS to pilot test approaches through CMMI.

CMS plans to make further changes this year to MACRA to ease the reporting burden for hospital-employed doctors.