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...

Healthcare Disaster Recovery Plans: Staying Connected During Catastrophe

Are you familiar with the adage “Hope for the best and prepare for the worst”? How about “If you fail to plan, you are...

Three Challenges FHIR 4 Faces

In January 2019, HL7 published the fourth release of their FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) standard. While...

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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 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

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 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...

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

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.

HL7 FHIR Release 4

HL7 recently announced it has published release 4 (R4) of the HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard. HL7 FHIR® is an emerging standard that combines the best features from HL7 V2, HL7 V3, and HL7 CDA, while leveraging the latest...

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