Interoperability Testing: Where the Rubber Hits the Road
Despite the government’s sustained efforts to increase interoperability among health IT systems, ONC officials acknowledge that critical information is still not being routinely shared in transitions of care. A major reason for the low level of interoperability is the expense of interconnecting disparate EHR systems, something that standardization can help alleviate. Read the white paper.
Patient Engagement: A Primer
Four essential ideas on patient engagement, which is seen to hold immense potential in reforming patient care, but is exceptionally challenging to attain. Read more on HISTalk Connect.
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Beyond EHRs: Information Exchange and Your Practice
The 2013 Summit Series will bring together some of the best resources in eight New York State regions to help answer questions about how EHRs and your Regional Health Information Exchange (RHIO) can benefit your organization. Leadership and representatives from the RHIO, the NYS DOH, and current RHIO members will answer real questions about the capabilities of the health information exchange services offered by the RHIO. Ask questions. Get answers. Get connected.
National HIE State Ranking and Rating Released, New York Leads the Pack
The new federal dashboard measuring the progress of health IT across the country is now available. See the stats and graphics here.
Greenhouse Effect: How Accelerators are Seeding Digital Health Innovation
Accelerators help digital health entrepreneurs start up and build their innovations by providing capital, guidance, and business support. This new report by the California Healthcare Foundation looks at the rise of accelerators and examines the challenges for the accelerator model in health care. Read it here.