Direct Contracting and Healthcare Interoperability

Who will disrupt healthcare? Those who can make the system simple, convenient and affordable, says Jay Beck, who spoke at a recent HIMSS...

A Seamless Switch: Migrating from an Open Source Engine to Corepoint

Up until recently, the pathology lab at a Midwestern university medical center used an open-source integration engine that was incurring increased moments of unexpected failure. They had other ongoing issues with their engine on top of downtime.

Improving Patient Care in the Emergency Department

Everything moves quickly in the emergency department. It has to—people’s lives are at stake. So if something prevents a medical...

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Improving Patient Care in the Emergency Department

Improving Patient Care in the Emergency Department

Everything moves quickly in the emergency department. It has to—people’s lives are at stake. So if something prevents a medical professional from receiving critical patient data, it creates real problems. With that in mind, the Senior Integration Engineer at a 436-bed...

Interoperability in Healthcare: What the Proposed ONC, CMS Rule Changes Mean

Interoperability in Healthcare: What the Proposed ONC, CMS Rule Changes Mean

In an effort to implement part of the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released updated proposed rules to advance...

Three Challenges FHIR 4 Faces

Three Challenges FHIR 4 Faces

In January 2019, HL7 published the fourth release of their FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) standard. While this release was notable due to the standard passing the normative ballot — meaning future changes will be backward compatible —...

Part II: FHIR 4 Workflow and Technology

Part II: FHIR 4 Workflow and Technology

Part I: FHIR 4 Terminology and Data Models detailed the ways FHIR 4 helps solve for healthcare interoperability in terms of terminology and data models. In this second installment, workflow and technology take front stage. And while HL7 FHIR supports data...

Part I: FHIR 4 Terminology and Data Models

Part I: FHIR 4 Terminology and Data Models

FHIR 4, the latest iteration of the HL7 interoperability standard, made its much-anticipated debut earlier this year, bringing several new components, as well as stability and backward compatibility.In part one of this blog series, we will discuss two of...

The Changing Landscape of Healthcare

The Changing Landscape of Healthcare

The digitization of healthcare data governed most of the last decade, but now the industry has reached a turning point. In the coming years, there will be a concerted effort toward bending costs and better understanding patients’ needs.As a result, provider...

Azure API for FHIR Expands Possibilities for FHIR Workflows

Azure API for FHIR Expands Possibilities for FHIR Workflows

Microsoft recently announced the availability of the Azure API for FHIR®. The Azure API for FHIR provides an enterprise-grade FHIR repository that a user can provision and start using in minimal time. With high performance and low latency, it provides implementers...

DocuTAP: Connecting Urgent Care Clinics to CareQuality

DocuTAP: Connecting Urgent Care Clinics to CareQuality

Healthcare organizations must continually confront a changing and challenging landscape, and the need for interoperability remains a priority for all. This was the case for DocuTAP, one of Corepoint Health’s vendor clients, when they made the decision to connect their on-demand care focused EMR and practice management software with CareQuality for sharing clinical documentation.

Enhancing IT Support at Children’s of Alabama

Enhancing IT Support at Children’s of Alabama

The world of healthcare IT rarely sleeps. Critical data is exchanged around the clock so patients can receive the timely, urgent care they need. And if something halts or delays this process, an organization’s resources, finances, and ability to deliver patient care can take a major hit.

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