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INTEROPERABILITY INBOX
30 Most Technologically Advanced Hospitals in the World
Medical research is constantly pushing the boundaries of healthcare and redefining what is and isn’t possible. Keeping pace with this vigorous progress, hospitals across the globe are continually updating their equipment and services in order to offer the latest in high-tech medical care. From specialist cancer centers with state-of-the-art digital imaging scanners, to multi-disciplinary mega-hospitals featuring cutting-edge medical robots, these are 30 of the most technologically advanced hospitals in the world.

HIMSS EXCHANGE
Physician Community EHR Usability Pain Point Survey Results
Usability is one of the major factors – possibly the most important factor – hindering widespread adoption of EHRs. The HIMSS Physician Community developed a survey targeting working physicians who utilize EHR systems on a regular basis to give insight on EHR usability. Access the results by clicking the headline above.

Register for the July Physician Webinar "Improving the Health of High Risk Populations with Mobile Technology"
ED visits represent only 2-7% of healthcare spending in the US. While the ED visit is not the issue, some patients do not have other sources of care or have unmanaged chronic problems that force them to become users of high cost healthcare resources. Utilizing mHealth has shown strong potential in preventing long-term healthcare use by these patients and improving the health of high-risk populations. Join us on Thursday, July 17 at 1:00 p.m. CT.

HIE HIGHWAY
Health Information Exchange among U.S. Non-Federal Acute Care Hospitals: 2008-2013
In 2013, more than six in ten hospitals electronically exchanged health information with providers outside of their system. This brief updates analysis from 2012, and describes trends in electronic health information exchange among non-federal acute care hospitals from 2008 to 2013.

HIMSS and NACCHO Introduce Public Health & HIE Toolkit
To assist public health organizations better understand and use health information exchange, HIMSS and the National Association of County and City Health Officials National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) have collaborated to produce the Public Health & HIE Toolkit. “The Public Health & HIE Toolkit is the first of its kind, created to help users identify and put into context many of the HIE concepts, technologies and practices that will be important in the decision-making process when choosing their HIE solution,” said Joyce Sensmeier, MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAAN, Vice President, Informatics, HIMSS.

Why HIE hinges on terminology standards
Healthcare industry recognizes the need for standardized terminologies that can act as “universal adapters” to facilitate the flow of data and achieve interoperability among multiple organizations using disparate systems. Arriving at a consensus about exactly what they should be, however, is the difficult part. While multiple terminology standards (for example, SNOMED CT, CPT and LOINC) already exist, not all of them have been widely adopted and implemented.
 
Interoperability Interchange*
DISCUSSION: How Do We Bridge the Divide Between Programmer and Healthcare Professional?
By John Lynn
The reason I think there’s usually a big divide between the healthcare people and the tech people is that it’s a real challenge for these two groups to connect. The healthcare people don’t want to talk about Battlestar Gallactica and Game of Thrones and the tech people don’t want to talk about Dancing with the Stars and The Voice. Yet, this is what needs to happen to build trust between the two different groups. It’s a rare breed that enjoys both.

TECHNOLOGY: The Doctor Will See You Now: Google Announces “Glass at Work” Partners
By Malarie Gokey
Google may not be able to convince the average consumer that Glass is useful, but it’s certainly doing a good job with doctors and businesses. Google announced that it has added several new partners to the “Glass at Work” program, including APX, Augmedix, Crowdoptic, GuidiGo and Wearable Intelligence.

*The views expressed in the above Interoperability Interchange opinion section are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of HIMSS.

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Solutions Central
Security 101 - Risk Analysis of ePHI
A security risk assessment is required under the HIPAA Security Rule. Learn about planning, conducting and reviewing the risks and vulnerabilities in your healthcare organization, and how regular risk assessments can protect your practice and your patient data. Watch this 8 minute HHS video on the risk levels of electronic private health information (ePHI).


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Information Xchange
features extended coverage of all aspects pertaining to interoperability and standards leading to health information exchange. Published on the first Thursday of the month, this newsletter provides the latest industry news, case studies and expert interviews. Information Xchange is a complimentary resource for HIMSS members, organizations, government agencies and anyone involved and interested in today's interoperability, standards and information exchange activities.

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Information Xchange Team
Joyce E. Sensmeier, MS, RN, BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAAN, Vice President, Informatics, jsensmeier@himss.org
Julie Moffitt, Senior Coordinator, Informatics, jmoffitt@himss.org
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