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EHR vendor Cerner has unveiled a production version of Health Level Sevens Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) framework for information sharing based on the latest web standards. The companys customers will beta test Substitutable Medical Applications and Reusable Technologies (SMART)an application programming interface on FHIR applicationsin Cerners Millennium EHR system, with an initial catalog of SMART on FHIR apps generally available by the end of the year.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the final Stage 3 meaningful use rule is fully embracing application programming interfaces (APIs) for electronic health records to enable patients to view, download and transmit their health information, potentially replacing patient portals.
Consumer access and use of electronic health information is growing. However, additional progress is needed in this area, particularly in increasing patient engagement, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
The HHS Office for Civil Rights, once again, is promising that its expanded HIPAA privacy/security/breach notification audit program will soon start.
Aaron Hayden is an information systems analyst with CliftonLarsonAllen, a large certified public accounting firm. Hes also an ethical hacker, one of 40 in the organization. And they are 100 percent successful hacking any business, except a bank.
Top health information security risks havent changed much in 10 years; theft or loss of data is still No. 1 in the number of incidents, Mac McMillan, CEO of IT security and compliance services firm CynergisTek said at the AHIMA Convention in New Orleans. But the entire security landscape has changed.
New contract signings that health information technology vendors announced during the week of September 21.
The various terms used to describe the epochal shift in healthcare population-driven healthcare, value-based healthcare, consumer-directed healthcare, to name just a few have one thing in common: everybody's expectations about more efficient care are higher.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on Monday released the final Federal Health IT Strategic Plan for 2015-2020, aimed at modernizing the nations health IT infrastructure beyond just electronic health records.
Physicians and consumers differ significantly and broadly in their views about emerging medical technology, with more enthusiasm and support expressed by consumers rather than clinicians.
Healthcare organizations struggling to better consolidate, organize and manage their structured and unstructured data may want to consider use of an enterprise clinical archive, a standards-based, centralized repository for all hospital data. Here are the six ways in which an enterprise archive can resolve data management challenges.
Providers, insurers and consumers trying to better understand the mobile health app market have a daunting task: There are more than 165,000 mhealth apps. A 63-page report from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics walks industry stakeholders through the availability and use of mHealth apps from the Apple and Google stores.
You only need to skim the news to know there are immense changes underway in our countrys healthcare system. This has been spurred on not only by technology, but also the new healthcare economy due to the influx of consumers under the Affordable Care Act. While the $3.8 trillion U.S. healthcare industry stretches to adapt to these changes, there are unquestionably issues that our industry must confront.
As part of the Obama administrations Precision Medicine Initiative, an advisory committee recommends the National Institutes of Health leverage electronic health records and mobile healthcare technologies to gather data from a research cohort of one million or more Americans.
A physicians stolen laptop that wasnt properly backed up is compelling LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans to take the unusual step of publicly identifying the physician to better ensure all affected patients may be identified.