Topic: Application Programming Interface
Healthcare stakeholders are concerned that compliance with interoperability rules will be costly and onerous and might stifle technology innovation.
We spoke with industry veterans at the recent HIMSS Conference in Orlando about why we still don't have true interoperability in healthcare.
Federal healthcare officials put industry stakeholders on notice this week that patient data belongs to patients, and efforts to block patients' access to their data will not be tolerated.
HHS’ new provisions around advancing interoperability and giving patients easier access to their health data center on open APIs and FHIR.
The HIMSS conference may be the barometer of the health IT industry, and this year’s event seems strategically focused on interoperability.
Healthcare industry groups want ONC and CMS to focus on EHR usability, interoperability and alignment of workflow and documentation requirements.
ONC's Donald Rucker, M.D., said he was "extremely optimistic" that provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act would push interoperability forward.
A new draft strategy includes 42 recommendations aimed at reporting requirements, documentation and usability.
App stores have all the ingredients for interoperability: competition, connectivity and choice. Healthcare should take note.
IBM buys open source cloud vendor Red Hat for $34 billion; and new data shows more acute care hospitals are interoperable.