Tag Archives: Interoperability

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 »

Vocera to focus on clinician well-being and IT interoperability at HIMSS19

Clinical communications vendor Vocera will be focusing on a variety of trends at HIMSS19. Two big ones for the developer of voice technology will be elevating the well-being of care teams and patients, and promoting interoperability. When it comes to the first goal, Vocera says it supports the so-called Quadruple Aim of healthcare: improving quality… Read More »

Cybersecurity, Telehealth and Interoperability “Top of Mind” for IT Execs in 2019

As health system leaders look ahead to the challenges and opportunities of the coming year, they are increasing their spending to defend against cyberattacks, expressing optimism about reimbursement for telehealth services, and feeling anxiety about Apple, Amazon and Google entering the health care space, according to a new survey. The second annual survey, conducted by… Read More »