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May 07, 2014
Ephraim Schwartz

A new breed of exchange for care coordination

At some point in the not-so-distant future, if a patient takes a prescription only half the time and the outcome is poor, the physician won't get paid in full. When that day comes, healthcare organizations will start to ask who is responsible.
September 10, 2014
Ephraim Schwartz

Why haven't medical practices embraced HIE?

A fundamental promise of EHRs has always been interoperability. The idea being that patients and their doctors can have the same reference points as they discuss healthcare strategies in order to reduce care gaps.
October 29, 2014
Mike Miliard

Is the post-EHR era here?

When announcing his company's seismic $1.3 billion acquisition of Siemens Health Services this past summer, Cerner CEO Neal Patterson noted the deal was meant, in part, to help the electronic health record giant chart a course for the "post-meaningful use" era.
December 08, 2017
Chris Nerney

How will the CVS-Aetna merger impact U.S. healthcare?

Plan to leverage connected technologies to help patients aligns with consumer desire for lower costs, one-stop shopping.
November 19, 2014
Neil Versel

The PHR paradox

Rather than just getting more cheerleading for a technology that has been disappointing for years, attendees at the AMIA annual conference heard a refreshingly frank assessment of the slow uptake of personal health records.
October 13, 2016
Kathleen Aller

A cable car named interoperability: New KLAS study takes the clinician view

It was a fitting metaphor: A group of healthcare providers, health IT vendors, interoperability experts, and our KLAS hosts were on a tram ride up and down the mountain at Snowbird, where we had gathered for the second KLAS Cornerstone Summit on interoperability measurement.
December 11, 2014
Edmund Billings, MD

Public APIs as open platform

Interoperability is the current health IT buzzword because it’s the essential ingredient in creating a system that benefits patients, doctors and hospitals. Almost everyone in healthcare is pressing for it and is frustrated, though probably not surprised, that meaningful use did not get us there.
December 04, 2014
Erin McCann

Searching for HIE's value

Health information exchanges face an uncertain future, as new research calls into question their financial sustainability. Three characteristics are needed for the most success.
October 01, 2014
Mike Miliard

Poor interoperability, exchange hinders ACOs

Most accountable care organizations have health information technology in place to improve quality and lower costs, but many say difficulties with data exchange are keeping them from reaching their potential.
November 12, 2014
Edmund Billings, MD

Closed records can cause paralysis

Take a step back from the challenges that surround health information technology interoperability and you will recognize that market forces and a desperately fragmented healthcare system make hospitals and vendors act the way we do.

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