Topic: Application Programming Interface
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.
An "economically significant" proposed rule on information blocking is at OMB for review, but it could be several weeks before it's public.
Six of the world's biggest tech companies want to help healthcare improve interoperability.
Apple is opening up its Health Records platform to app developers, cutting down the time and effort it takes to pull in medical data.
For now, CMS is "encouraging" MA sponsors to connect with Blue Button 2.0, but it's considering rulemaking that would make that a requirement.
More than two dozen organizations have put patient records on the iPhone as part of an effort that is expected to expand.
Once seen as elusive, cumbersome and even impossible, electronic data exchange is finally coming into its own.