Direct Contracting and Healthcare Interoperability

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 DFW Luncheon. Beck is the Vice President of Strategic Growth for Texas Health Resources.Beck’s presentation focused on private...
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...
How Patient Generated Health Data Affects Interoperability

How Patient Generated Health Data Affects Interoperability

Healthcare organizations are swimming in it. Patients are becoming increasingly empowered with it. And investors are pouring millions of dollars into medical devices and apps that will generate even more of it. It is patient generated health data (PGHD), and it has...
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 — FHIR 4 still...
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 movement on...
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 five axes...
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...
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