Tag Archives: Interoperability

Why interoperability matters to the current and future state of healthcare

In the modern world of healthcare, it’s critical for technology to be interoperable. Different EHR systems must have the ability to exchange information between providers. Offering better workflows, improved clarity, and better patient care, true interoperability between systems, however, remains elusive. Fundamentally, interoperability delivers the opportunity for better care coordination and lower healthcare costs. The… Read More »

The good, the bad, and the hopeful in new interoperability plans from Washington

By CLAUDIA WILLIAMS Robust exchange of health information is absolutely critical to improving health care quality and lowering costs. In the last few months, government leaders at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have advanced ambitious policies to make interoperability a reality. Overall, this is a great thing. However, there are places… Read More »

MGMA to ONC: consider cost, complexity of compliance with new interoperability rules

The Medical Group Management Association is the latest industry group to offer feedback to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services about their proposed interoperability rules. WHY IT MATTERSMGMA has big concerns about the cost, administrative burden the rules could put on physician practices, as well… Read More »

Health plans in the catbird seat for pushing provider interoperability

Health plans are in a central position to improve interoperability, especially through the use of payment models that require certain standards for how providers exchange data. The growing shift to value-based care can be the impetus for the push to data exchange, says Vindell Washington, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer of Blue… Read More »

HIMSS19: CMS innovation center could jumpstart interoperability models

Dive Brief: CMS may move to push early adoption of infrastructure​ promoting transparency and stymieing data blocking, Adam Boehler, the head of the agency’s payment model testing and innovation center, hinted Wednesday. Speaking at HIMSS19, the head of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation said the center’s models could “drive [transparency initiatives] sooner” than… Read More »