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CommonWell Health Alliance
In this HIE inPractice Feature, Jitin Asnaani, Executive Director of CommonWell Health Alliance joins us to discuss the history of CommonWell, current initiatives and challenges that have been overcome. He emphasizes the importance of engaging patients in their care as well as the need to overcome the status quo in order to achieve true interoperability in healthcare.

HIMSS Interoperability & HIE Events

Creating a Community of Care: Lessons from the Trenches Special June 2017 Quarterly Interoperability & HIE Community Roundtable
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)... Register Now!

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. Register Now!

2017 HIMSS Joint LTPAC and Interoperability & HIE Community Roundtable
Tuesday, June 13 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM ET
Dori A. Cross, BSPH and Julia Adler Milstein, PhD from the Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan will be presenting on their recent publication in JAMDA: Investing in Post-Acute Care Transitions: Electronic Information Exchange Between Hospitals and Long-Term Care Facilities. Register Now!

Everything Interoperability

Blockchain and Healthcare Privacy Laws Just Don't Mix
Leaders are intrigued by the digital ledger technology's potential, but intrigue alone won't get it past regulations.

Patient Safety and Information Technology: Improving Information Technology's Role in Providing Safer Care
This Bipartisan Policy Center report explores the intersection of patient safety and IT, assesses progress made, and makes policy recommendations for implementing a health IT framework that both protects patient safety and promotes innovation.

Four Initiatives Advancing Healthcare Interoperability in 2017
This year, healthcare organizations, health IT developers, and federal agencies alike have made a concerted effort to push the industry closer to its goal of true interoperability.

Interoperability Standards Advisory: Helping People Have a Voice in Their Health Story
If you make health IT policy decisions or develop health IT technology for patients and consumers, you need to know what the ISA is and how it is evolving to help people have a voice in creating their health story.

Trump's Budget Slashes ONC by More Than a Third
The President's proposal instructs the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to prioritize interoperability and EHR usability with $22 million less than ONC had in years' past.

HIE Highway

New Approach Helps Health Information Exchanges Cross State Lines
The Patient-Centered Data Home is helping state and regional health information exchanges transcend geographical and political boundaries.

Why a National Patient Identifier May Be Closer to Reality
As healthcare is facing calls for improved interoperability, the long-time congressional stance opposing a unique patient identifier appears to be softening.

The Ongoing Debate around Quality Reporting
One of the most contentious topics among healthcare providers is quality reporting. Advocates say quality reporting inevitably leads to higher levels of care, while critics say it robs them of time that would be better spent seeing patients.

Research Article: The Building Blocks of Interoperability: A Multisite Analysis of Patient Demographic Attributes Available for Matching
Patient matching is a key barrier to achieving interoperability. Patient demographic elements must be consistently collected over time and region to be valuable elements for patient matching. Understanding the relative availability of patient attributes can inform strategies for optimal matching in healthcare.

HIMSS Exchange

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Global Center Still Has Room to Grow
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society is probably the most successful tenant of the Global Center for Health Innovation. Its fourth-floor HIMSS Innovation Center is averaging 1,000 visitors a month.

Solutions and How to Engage Within Interoperability: Perspectives from the Nursing Informatics Community and IHE Part 2
Tuesday, June 6 l 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
The presentation will include the history and current activities at IHE, discuss specific examples of challenges and opportunities to using IHE standards in health system settings, and explain IHE’s applicability to nursing.

UPDATED: #WannaCry #WCry Ransomware: an International Cyber Threat
WannaCry … is widely touted as the world’s first ransomworm (i.e., a type of ransomware with the ability to self-propagate without user intervention or interaction).

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June 5
Continuing the Conversation: Tearing Down Interoperability Barriers

June 6
Solutions and How to Engage Within Interoperability: Perspectives from the Nursing Informatics Community and IHE Part 2

June 8
Special June 2017 Quarterly Interoperability & HIE Community Roundtable

June 9
ONC Direct Exchange Workshop - Washington DC

June 12-13
Precision Medicine Summit

June 12 - July 17
HIMSS18 Call for General Education Proposals Open

June 13
Joint LTPAC and Interoperability & HIE Community Roundtable

June 26-27
Long Term Post Acute Care Summit & HIE Summit - Baltimore, MD

Intel Precision Medicine: HIMSS Learning Center. The Precision Medicine Channel. Customized solutions for a new era of healthcare. Sponsored by Intel. Register now >>

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