In this HealthcareITNews interview, Russell Leftwich, MD, senior clinical advisor of interoperability at InterSystems and member of the HL7 board of directors, says IT professionals need to have a strategy for integrating the spec with existing standards into a hybrid model.
Electricity is a utility. It's necessary. And people are willing to pay because it allows us to do more impactful things. As this insightful blog posits, perhaps Health Information Exchanges should work in a similar way.
New payment models require much closer coordination among hospitals, physicians and the post-acute support providers needed to get patients healthier at a lower cost with equal or better quality. As this blog post discusses, most physicians and hospitals still need to go through practice and workflow transformation to deliver on the anticipated outcomes.
As the number of hospital IT systems balloons into what's virtually uncountable, the need-and challenges-for interoperability has never been greater. In this video recorded at HIMSS17, Dr. Leftwich explores the future of real-time connectivity.
Learn how a user-friendly patient portal, based on comprehensive HIE data, helps improve care and the experience of care for patients and their families. The Hixny RHIO's secure, user-friendly patient portal, "Hixny For You", allows patients to view, download, and transmit their own medical records.
Hixny leverages HIE and a patient engagement platform to help providers and patients connect and coordinate care.
For the last several years, Foothold Technology has participated in the InterSystems Global Summit, where leaders convene to discuss and learn how to tackle healthcare and IT challenges.
This Silicon Valley company could revolutionize health insurance for self-insured employers. Read "Collective Health: Re-defining health insurance through technology and design".
Watch this video to learn how London-based Coordinate My Care (CMC) has improved the urgent care process by making sure patient wishes for end-of-life are heard by everyone on the care team.
A well-designed eHealth strategy is a critical element of the effort to design sustainable healthcare models for the future. Read "Creating Sustainable 21st Century Health Systems: eHealth and Health Information Technology" for background and tips on moving forward.