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Readying for Interoperability Step 4

Readying for Interoperability Step 4

  Develop Your Long-Term Integration Roadmap In our fourth and final step of our blog series, “4 Steps to Evaluating Your Interoperability Readiness”, we will explore what it takes to create a dynamic technology roadmap. At this point in our process, we’ve taken a...

Got Patient Dupes?

Got Patient Dupes?

When name and birthdate aren’t enough, it’s eMPI to the rescue. When your hospital or healthcare facility has multiple records for a singular patient, you have what we like to refer to as “patient dupes.” This costly mishap is a result of necessary systems in place to...

What’s New in Healthcare and Technology?

What’s New in Healthcare and Technology?

Webinar: Technology that Empowers Healthcare industry leaders have been pursuing advanced technology initiatives for over a decade now, and the results are mixed, at best: In a recent survey, only 9% of providers “reported they’ve fully implemented products that meet...

Why Interoperability (Still) Matters

Why Interoperability (Still) Matters

A follow-up to the 2015 AHA report Interoperability is the final destination on a long road of confusion that has plagued the healthcare industry. Today, interoperability doesn’t only matter – it’s vital to the call for healthcare providers and payers to offer...

Readying for Interoperability Step 3

Readying for Interoperability Step 3

Measure Performance and Value In previous posts, we shared steps aimed at readying your organization for interoperability. We’ve gone into greater detail on step one here and step two here. Now we are ready to dig further into step three to measure the performance and...

Readying for Interoperability Step 2

Readying for Interoperability Step 2

Evaluate Highest Potential Value A lot has changed since the fantastic article by David M. Cutler, “Where Are the Health Care Entrepreneurs? The Failure of Organizational Innovation in Health Care,” published in April 2010. There, Cutler maintains that volume-based...

Readying for Interoperability Step 1

Readying for Interoperability Step 1

Finding Conversion Opportunities to API In my blog post “4 Steps to Evaluating Your Interoperability Readiness” I’ve set up a list of steps that hospitals, vendors and other healthcare organizations can follow to migrate legacy systems using HL7 v. 2 to new standards...

Recent Blogs

Who Really Pays for Lack of Healthcare Data Interoperability?

It’s more personal than you think. Last May, Karen DeSalvo, MD, and former ONC chief argued that many interoperability discussions fail to consider an important party: the patient. EHRs have the ability to save lives, allowing providers access to crucial information...

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