Posts about: interoperability

PODCAST: Mariann Yeager, CEO of The Sequoia Project, Discusses Health Data Exchange Challenges and Opportunities

In the following RosettaHealth podcast interview, Mariann Yeager, CEO of The Sequoia Project, discusses her organization’s role in advancing interoperability, patient matching strategies, and the future of health data exchange.

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Topics: health data sharing, Health IT Interoperability, interoperability

Health Data Analytics Providers: Top 5 Reasons to Leverage Cloud-Based Interoperability

In the health data analytics arena, providing data  accessibility, analysis, and reporting to a wide-range of healthcare organizations is paramount. However, meeting this mission requires building big health data interoperability and transport solutions, which can be costly and cumbersome to develop.

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Topics: data access, cloud-based, interoperability, security, HISP, healthcare, RosettaHealth, MU3

DirectTrust’s Take on TEFCA and Future of Interoperability

With the ONC releasing the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) for public comment earlier this month, many are applauding how this new framework will finally break down the barriers of health data exchange.

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Topics: health data sharing, HITExchange, interoperability

Going from “Good to Great” in the HIT Interoperability Arena

What is the connection between the classic business book, “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap ... and Others Don't” and HIT Interoperability?  

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Topics: HIT, Health IT Interoperability, interoperability

Expanding and Maintaining the RosettaHealth Platform with Zero Downtime

Our SaaS-based solution, which makes electronic health record exchange affordable and ubiquitous, has grown substantially from its beginnings three years ago.

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Topics: cloud-based SaaS, SaaS-based solution, HIE, health information exchange, interoperability, scalable solution, secure solution, standards-based solution

Internet Health Management Magazine: Multi-Lingual Solutions for Effective Patient Data Transfer

When it comes to doing business internationally, global companies can only be successful when employees and teams effectively speak different languages, and understand the cultural differences in various regions around the globe.  

Likewise, if you want to move Health IT data between systems, today’s organizations need the right translator to make this possible. While this is not a problem of “language” per se, the issue is with systems not being able to effectively talk to each other. 

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Topics: magazine article, Big Data, data transport, data access, interoperability, SaaS, cloud-based SaaS

Building your Health IT House

There was a time when most Americans built their own homes.  Think of log cabins being crafted by hardy individuals -- cutting the trees, hewing logs and fitting the doors.  Now, that method is a romantic idea, but almost nobody does that any more.
 Unless you have a lot of free time on your hands — you don’t build your own home.  Even more, the people you hire to build your home don’t build it — they usually subcontract to specialists (plumbers, electricians, HVAC, etc.).

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Topics: HealthIT, interoperability, interfaces, HL7, standards, SaaS, cloud-based, IHE, Direct secure messaging

Data Transport: The Other Component of Interoperability

I was at a recent HIT conference, and noted that several speakers talked about interoperability. What each of them failed to say was that transport is a big barrier. Their interoperability emphasis was on the complexity of payload – the data that will be exchanged - ranging from identifying and matching patients, reconciling coding (LOINC –vs- SNOMED), defining minimal datasets, etc. Each of these speakers failed to mention the other component of interoperability (What is interoperability?).

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Topics: interoperability, data exchange, Data, Post-Acute Care Facilities, LTPAC, data transport

The Coming Revolution in Health Data — Ubiquity

In 2010 I was diagnosed with kidney cancer.  A bone scan indicated that the cancer may have metastasized to the bone. A surgery was scheduled to remove and biopsy part of a rib in question.  The surgeon was to review the bone scan before surgery, but he didn’t. That information didn’t get to him, and he removed another part of my rib.

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Topics: ACO, Accountable Care Organizations, Data, healthcare, health information exchange, access, data exchange, health data, care organizations, cloud-based, SaaS, enabling technology, secure messaging, EHR, population health, health data exchange, Direct secure messaging, readmission, cloud-based SaaS, FHIR, hospital, incentive, interoperability

2016 Health IT Focus: The Future of Patient-Centered Health

It’s that time again. The cherry blossoms having peaked, the DC metropolitan area is counting down the days until the 17-year Cicadas pop their beady, red eyes out of the ground, and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) is hosting their Annual Meeting. This meeting provides an opportunity for an expansive array of public and private sector partners to review and discuss ways to leverage health IT. The goal: to achieve better care, smarter spending, and healthier people. 

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Topics: interoperability, patient-centered care, HealthIT, Big Data