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Putting the “P’ in Interoperability: Patient Pains and Perspective

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Wednesday, 17 December 2014 17:21

As we mentioned in our last article on the Benefits and Challenges of Interoperability, hospital systems have struggled to achieve an integrated and connected IT system for storing and communicating critical patient data. In this second installment of our three-part series, we’re addressing current challenges from the perspective of the patient. We’ll take a closer look at how finding and implementing an integrated IT system can benefit the patient’s health care experience, as well as how the current interoperability challenges are impacting patients and caregivers in many ways.

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Learning from Health Information Exchanges

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Wednesday, 17 December 2014 00:00

Learning from Healthcare Information Exchanges
Some health institutions have begun implementing private or state-designed Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) in order to increase interoperability and fulfill meaningful use requirements for Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs. According to a report conducted by MarketsandMarkets, the total data exchange market is expected to reach $878 million by 2018. However, healthcare providers are still struggling to determine which route (private or public HIE) is the best route for the long haul.

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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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