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HIMSS18. Where IT connects for health. March 5 - 9 2018 in Las Vegas.
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Featured VIRTUAL EVENT
Winter 2018 Quarterly Interoperability & HIE Community Roundtable
Wednesday, January 17 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM ET

  SHIEC Patient-Centered Data Home (PCDH) National Initiative
David Kendrick, MD, MPH, FACP
Founder and CEO, MyHealth Access Network
 
  HIMSS Interoperability Call to Action and Environmental Scan
Evelyn Gallego, MBA, MPH, CPHIMS
CEO, EMI Advisors
Chair, HIMSS Interoperability & HIE Committee


HIE Highway

Blog: Transforming Workflows through Health Information Exchange
HIMSS Analytics recognizes Union Hospital of Cecil County for their status as a Stage 7 hospital, as tracked by the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM)SM
How were they able to reach this stage?

Opinion: Why a National Patient Identifier Won't Solve Matching Concerns
For years, the question of how to accurately identify individuals in a complicated healthcare ecosystem has been a perplexing one for healthcare IT leaders.
What other solutions can help improve patient matching?

Survey: Consumers Split on Role of EHR Use in Improving Patient Safety
While a little over half of surveyed western New Yorkers reported that EHR use has a positive impact on patient safety, 18 percent stated EHR use in hospitals makes them feel less safe.
What do these results mean?


Everything Interoperability

Blog: New Stakeholders and Resources: What to Expect for 2018 Interoperability Standards Advisory
As we look toward 2018, ONC is planning to expand the ISA further than before, with the additions of new stakeholders and resources to improve usability and recently requested feedback on these additions.
What other changes might be in store?

Analysis: The Biggest Interoperability Holdup? There's No Business Case for It
Although many organizations claim interoperability is a major focus, progress is slow, at best. For HL7® CEO Charles Jaffe, the reason is a lack of financial reward, as for-profit vendors can't be expected to "connect everyone on their own dime."
How do we build trust?

Report: Opioid Commission Report Highlights Interoperability Shortcomings
Health IT Now, a coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers and insurers, is calling for a strong national focus on modernizing prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP) in response to the opioid crisis.
What efforts can be made to improve data sharing?


HIMSS Exchange


HIMSS18: HIMSS/SHIEC Interoperability & HIE Symposium: Facilitating Person-Centered Interoperable HIE to Manage Complex Populations
There have been major advancements in interoperability, standards development and health information exchange, but significant barriers remain to fully access, capture and manage the health of complex populations. Grounded in a real-world scenario involving a complex patient, explore the future of interoperability and its impact on digital health and realizing a true person-centered health system.
Registration for this HIMSS18 Preconference Symposium is open!

Blog: Explore Opportunities to Improve Health IT Workflows at IHE USA Plug-a-thon
IHE USA is launching a Plug-a-thon event with several tracks focused on new, emerging technologies. Plug-a-thons extend the continuum of testing activities to explore and validate the industry's potential use and ultimately conformance assessment to these information technology standards or profiles.
Explore the full continuum of testing venues for Health IT.

 
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UPCOMING EVENTS

December 12
Helping Healthcare Organizations Discover, Control, and Secure Connected Devices

December 21
Privacy and Information Security. How can we help?

Januray 15-19
IHE North American Connectathon

January 17
Winter 2018 Quarterly Interoperability & HIE Community Roundtable

February 5
February 2018 Health Story Project Roundtable


IN THE NEWS

Rural Hospitals are Facing Down Connectivity Obstacles as They Deploy Telemedicine 

AMIA Seeks Better Standards Testing, Update to Interoperability Map

Colorado's Health IT Roadmap

Blockchain beyond EHRs: Transforming value-based payment, precision medicine, patient-centric care

HHS names three members to Health IT Advisory Committee

CHIME halts its $1M patient ID matching challenge

ONC Contest Winners Find Innovative Algorithms to Fix Patient Matching Problem

Halamka Named Editor of Blockchain Journal

Seema Verma Promises CMS is Focusing on Interoperability, Patient Empowerment


HIMSS18. Where IT connects for health. March 5 - 9 2018 in Las Vegas.


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