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Continuing the Conversation: Tearing Down Interoperability Barriers - Real Life Impact on Business, Technology & People
Monday, June 5 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM ET | Sponsored by Cerner
Interoperability continues to be an issue that stakeholders across the health and healthcare ecosystem find difficult to address. In this session, our panelists will continue the conversation that began at HIMSS17 on the remaining barriers and opportunities surrounding the complex topic of interoperability. Learn more and Register Now!

Health Story Project Roundtable:
Health Stories Co-Produced: Emerging ISA Use Cases Position Patients as Collaborators
Recording Now Available
The ONC's Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) raises awareness of standards and implementation specifications that stakeholders across the healthcare industry can use to address interoperability needs. ONC is using the ISA to guide innovation that empowers patients within the health information technology (HIT) ecosystem. Watch the Webinar Now!

ONC's Updated Interoperability Standards Advisory Format Creates Ongoing Feedback Loop
Today's health IT environment is constantly changing. New stakeholders are joining the health and healthcare landscape; new standards are emerging with the next solution to solving interoperability; new technologies are entering the market to improve the delivery of care. With all of this change, ONC has recognized... Read more.

Interoperability a Growing Priority of Healthcare Leaders, HIMSS Says
Attendance at the HIMSS Interoperability showcase doubled in 2017, and lengthy visits to the redesigned exhibition space showed healthcare decision-makers' interest in more seamless, standards-based data exchange.

Provider-Owned Health Plans Adopt Interoperability Standards
Three provider-owned health plans have recently completed multiple phases and been awarded CAQH CORE certification. This achievement places the provider-owned health plans at a level that supersedes present regulatory requirements for interoperability and electronic information sharing.

ONC Seeks Improved Interoperability Standards Measurement
ONC recognizes the need to push nationwide interoperability further to the forefront of health IT infrastructure. The federal agency recently published a Proposed Interoperability Standards Measurement Framework to assess the healthcare industry's progress toward implementing health IT interoperability standards and their use in measuring advancement.


HIE Highway

Special June 2017 Quarterly Interoperability & HIE Community Roundtable: Creating a Community of Care:  Lessons from the Trenches
Thursday, June 8 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
Over the last several years, the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership has focused on creating a collaborative, community-wide approach to improving health care for the low-income uninsured and Medicaid population of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. By leveraging the Wisconsin Statewide Health Information Network (WISHIN)... Learn more and Register Now!

Health Data Integrity the Focus of ONC Innovation Challenge
A new ONC contest calls on innovators to develop health data provenance solutions to improve health data integrity in EHR systems and HIE databases.

Anticipating Economic Returns of Rural Telehealth
Rural Americans face a number of very dramatic health challenges. They tend to be older, less affluent, and subject to higher instances of chronic disease than their urban counterparts ... Read more

States Tweak HIEs, Change Consent Models, Rebrand
Among recent developments in interoperable data exchange is a new physician-led health information network in Connecticut.

Sequoia Project, DirectTrust Tout Interoperability Surge
More healthcare providers are signing on to HIE initiatives, there are more EHR transactions and more states covered as connectivity expands for both.

Demystifying Patient Matching Algorithms
To promote the need for better transparency about the performance of patient matching algorithms, ONC is launching the Patient Matching Algorithm Challenge. We expect the result of this challenge will spur the development of innovative new algorithms, benchmark current performance, and help industry coalesce around common metrics for success. Up to 6 cash prizes will be awarded with a total purse of up to $75,000.00


HIMSS Exchange

HIMSS Expands Global Educational Offerings - Acquires Health 2.0 Conferences
The Health 2.0 conferences align new audiences and innovative technologies with HIMSS quality education offerings to support HIMSS's ongoing vision of better health with IT

HIMSS Interoperability Showcase - Early Bird Participation
Wednesday, May 10 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET
The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase has evolved to represent an ecosystem where a variety of standards enables individuals to securely access, contribute, and analyze their own health data. Join us now to learn about our accomplishments at HIMSS17 while learning how to be a part of the project at HIMSS18. We will also review early bird benefits, participation timelines, and more. Join us and become part of the conversation now! #EmpowerHIT

HIMSS Statement on New National Coordinator for ONC – Donald Rucker, MD
Former Siemens Chief Medical Officer Donald Rucker, MD, according to several news reports, has been named as the new National Coordinator for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT ... Read More


 
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UPCOMING EVENTS

May 9
LTPAC Roundtable: Care Coordination and Connected Health

May 10
May 2017 HIMSS CMIO Roundtable

June 12-13
Precision Medicine Summit

June 5
Continuing the Conversation: Tearing Down Interoperability Barriers

June 8
Special June 2017 Quarterly Interoperability & HIE Community Roundtable

June 13
Joint LTPAC and Interoperability & HIE Community Roundtable


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