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Benefits and Challenges of Interoperability

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Wednesday, 19 November 2014 19:05

How are you Tackling Interoperability?
Currently, providers, patients and payers use healthcare data in silos, with no incentives to share information. The healthcare industry, in its quest to meaningfully exchange and interpret shared data, continues to make strides toward interoperability, which can provide a better overall picture of the patient’s health, and lead to better diagnoses, care and treatment. However, the industry must resolve many challenges in order to truly achieve health care system interoperability.

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Integration Challenges in the Post-Acute Care Environment

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Wednesday, 19 November 2014 08:11

Getting with IT

Technology Challenges in the Long-term and Post-Acute Care Industries:
While larger health organizations and physician practices continue to integrate healthcare information technology into their operations, the long-term post-acute care (LTPAC) industry has been slow to adopt for many reasons. With the increased need for LTPAC services due to the aging population and prevalence of acute conditions such as diabetes, cancer and other chronic illnesses, these providers must begin actively engaging in the health information exchange to continue to deliver seamless, quality patient care.

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The Business Case for HL7

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Monday, 27 October 2014 18:17

Forecasting the Adoption of Electronic Health Information Sharing
We’ve been watching the progress made since the 2009 HITECH Act regarding the implementation of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems in the U.S. Hospital systems have made a great first start, but efforts have been slow in the level of electronic information sharing across the entire healthcare sector. We still are years away from achieving the standards of interoperability as set forth in the vision of Health Level Seven International (HL7) vision and strategic initiatives for the exchange, integration, sharing and analysis of health data. We’ll get there eventually, but it may be a long and winding road ahead.

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Implementing an HL7 Interface

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Monday, 27 October 2014 17:58

Working Toward a more Integrated Patient Information System

Health care systems that started introducing Electronic Health Records (EMRs) may now be looking to move into the next phase of HL7 Integration, which involves working toward a single interface for exchanging electronic patient data. However, with the complexity involved in moving forward with this initiative, integration leaders may grow overwhelmed and confused on where to start and what type of system to implement.

Here are some suggestions for how you can move toward creating a new system to manage your growth while working toward the new standards.

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Top 3 Solutions for Interoperability and Senior Community EMRs

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Friday, 26 September 2014 17:56

The statistics are startling. When multiple physicians treat a patient following a hospital discharge, information is missing 78 percent of the time. Another study found 60 percent of medication errors occur during transition from one health care provider to another.

Many of these transitions occur in elder care. Senior communities, which include long-term and post-acute (LTPAC) services, are increasingly adopting electronic medical records and using tablets, cell phones, and other devices to conduct e-prescribing and documentation. However, only a small number have interoperability with other health care providers in the community, producing challenges in admissions, transfers, discharges and hospital readmissions.

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