Health IT Interoperability

Availity to Acquire Diameter Health to Expand Clinical Data Interoperability

What You Should Know: – One of the nation’s largest real-time health information networks Availity announced an agreement to acquire Diameter Health, a national leader in clinical data quality and interoperability. – This strategic deal expands Availity’s clinical portfolio to deliver the strongest integrated clinical and claims data network and interoperability platforms in healthcare.  Streamlining Clinical Data Interoperability …

Availity to Acquire Diameter Health to Expand Clinical Data Interoperability Read More »

Particle Health Raises $25M to Scale Health Data Exchange API Platform

What You Should Know: – Particle Health, a New York-based API platform for advanced healthcare data exchange, , today announced its Series B financing of $25 million led by Canvas Ventures with participation from Menlo Ventures, Story Ventures, and Pruven Capital. The financing brings the organization’s total capital raised to $39.3M. – From a healthcare …

Particle Health Raises $25M to Scale Health Data Exchange API Platform Read More »

Healthcare Interoperability Has Arrived: 3 Ways to Harness the Potential

Shawna Koch Mishael, Head of Healthcare and Biomedical, RN, MBA, SenecaGlobal This year’s HIMSS Conference offered some exciting insights and a renewed focus on data-sharing and interoperability. While the healthcare industry has been extolling the virtues of data interoperability for years until recently it has remained one of the biggest obstacles to providing quality healthcare …

Healthcare Interoperability Has Arrived: 3 Ways to Harness the Potential Read More »

SnapLogic Launches Amazon HealthLake Accelerator to Store, Share Patient Data

What You Should Know: – SnapLogic, a provider of Enterprise Automation, today launched the SnapLogic Accelerator for Amazon HealthLake, which enables healthcare and life sciences organizations to easily ingest a range of raw data into Amazon HealthLake, powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), and transform it into healthcare-related insights and actions. – This new Amazon …

SnapLogic Launches Amazon HealthLake Accelerator to Store, Share Patient Data Read More »

Interoperability: A Powerful Solution to Staffing Challenges Continues to be Overlooked

Cynthia Morton, Executive Vice President for the National Association for the Support of Long-Term Care (NASL) Therasa Bell. Co-founder, President, and Chief Technology Officer at Kno2 (Boise) In our ever-changing world, clinicians nowadays must find more efficient ways to operate with fewer resources. Increased patient loads, reimbursement changes, rule and regulation adjustments and thin margins, …

Interoperability: A Powerful Solution to Staffing Challenges Continues to be Overlooked Read More »

Philips and Prisma Health Partner to Drive Enterprise Interoperability & Imaging Solutions

What You Should Know: – South Carolina’s largest health system Prisma Health adopts Philips software solutions for patient monitoring and enterprise imaging, helping to drive interoperability and data analytics, and deliver on Quadruple Aim. – The partnership reflects today’s growing trend of long-term strategic partnerships (LSPs) within hospitals and health systems to better manage the cost and …

Philips and Prisma Health Partner to Drive Enterprise Interoperability & Imaging Solutions Read More »

Health Gorilla Raises $50M to Expand FHIR-Native Health Interoperability Platform

What You Should Know: – Health Gorilla raises $50 million in Series C funding to securely enable the exchange of actionable and aggregated clinical data. – The new investment will accelerate Health Gorilla’s mission to connect everyone, everywhere, with actionable health data. Health Gorilla, a Sunnyvale, CA-based health interoperability platform, today announced it has raised …

Health Gorilla Raises $50M to Expand FHIR-Native Health Interoperability Platform Read More »

Pharmacy Interoperability Challenges and Needs Under the 21st Century Cures Act

Jason Ausili, Pharm.D., Chief Clinical Officer, FDS Amplicare, now part of EnlivenHealth™ As interoperability provisions from the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act) enter their enforcement phase, pharmacy leaders within the Pharmacy HIT Collaborative (PHIT), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), and …

Pharmacy Interoperability Challenges and Needs Under the 21st Century Cures Act Read More »

CareCloud Launches All-New Interoperability and Data Exchange Solution for Healthcare Organizations

What You Should Know: – CareCloud, Inc., a provider of healthcare technology solutions for medical practices and health systems nationwide launches CareCloud Connector, a next-generation interface and data management engine, and the first product within its CareCloud Conductor suite.  – CareCloud Connector enables healthcare organizations with ready-to-use integrations that improve data management and deployment speed while offering better interface visibility …

CareCloud Launches All-New Interoperability and Data Exchange Solution for Healthcare Organizations Read More »

FHIR: The Three S’s of Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources

Daniel Riedel, SVP of Strategic Services at Copado We are in a potential Health Renaissance and innovating at break-neck speed. However, with that acceleration as always, comes risk. We have to be careful with our data. That’s why the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard was established. It’s a bit ironic, but the reason why …

FHIR: The Three S’s of Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources Read More »

An Inside Look at Payer Compliance with CMS’ Patient Access API Rule

John Kelly, Principal Business Advisor, Edifecs The healthcare industry is now closer than ever to its quest for true interoperable data exchange. July 1, 2021 was the enforcement date for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Interoperability and Patient Access final rule. The rule requires that all healthcare payer organizations participating in a CMS program allow members to download and share their data using API’s …

An Inside Look at Payer Compliance with CMS’ Patient Access API Rule Read More »

Information Blocking Rule: 6 Key Takeaways Since Meaningful Use

Leigh Burchell, Vice President of Policy & Government Affairs, Allscripts Information exchange and data availability are now a cost of doing business but establishing a robust strategy for that exchange and compliance with the new regulation from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology takes careful planning. Healthcare organizations can achieve and maintain compliance by …

Information Blocking Rule: 6 Key Takeaways Since Meaningful Use Read More »

Skyflow Secures $45M to Expand Health Data Privacy Vault – HLTH21

What You Should Know:  – Skyflow, a Palo Alto, CA-based customer data privacy company, today announced a $45M Series B financing round led by Insight Partners. Additionally, existing investors Canvas Ventures and Foundation Capital as well as executives from Plaid and Coinbase Board Member Gokul Rajaram invested in the Series B. With this new investment, …

Skyflow Secures $45M to Expand Health Data Privacy Vault – HLTH21 Read More »

Why Healthcare IT Must Embrace Full-Stack Observability for an Increasingly Digital Future

Gregg Ostrowski, Regional CTO of AppDynamics, part of Cisco Long before the pandemic, digital applications were already incredibly important to healthcare organizations, but over the last few years, they have become essential. Applications can assist with scheduling appointments, virtual doctor visits, accessing medical records and conducting tests down to the most complex AI-powered technologies such as medical imaging. As …

Why Healthcare IT Must Embrace Full-Stack Observability for an Increasingly Digital Future Read More »

4 Trends in Senior Care Critical for the Future of Interoperability

Jeremy Delinsky, Chief Operating Officer of Devoted Health When America’s seniors went to their first doctor’s appointment, they couldn’t have imagined that their health history would be stored anywhere but in a manila folder. Now, nine out of every 10 physicians use electronic health records (EHRs), and patient’s health data lives on cloud servers. Though …

4 Trends in Senior Care Critical for the Future of Interoperability Read More »

Real-World Data Flow – The Only Way to Change Value-Based Care?

Manan Sheth, Sr. Technical Product Manager at CitiusTech Healthcare interoperability issues have always been confusing, changing, and difficult to address. The reason why is not straightforward: we have a fragmented health system with a myriad of specialized applications that are not universally used. Instead, we have a system where each organization elects which technology tools …

Real-World Data Flow – The Only Way to Change Value-Based Care? Read More »

DirectTrust Acquires Assets of SAFE Identity to Support Healthcare Interoperability

What You Should Know: – DirectTrust today announced it has acquired the assets of SAFE Identity (including Trust Framework), an industry consortium and certification body supporting identity assurance and cryptography in healthcare.  Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. – The acquisition substantially extends DirectTrust’s capabilities and services and is expected to enable new …

DirectTrust Acquires Assets of SAFE Identity to Support Healthcare Interoperability Read More »

Engagement, Interoperability, and the Future of the Healthcare Tech Stack

Jeff Fuller, Vice President, Analytics Solutions at CipherHealth For all of the advanced clinical technology hospitals across the country leverage to stay on the bleeding edge of innovative patient care, healthcare, as an industry, has been extremely slow to adapt when it comes to implementing modern technology to improve everyday processes—both inside and outside clinical …

Engagement, Interoperability, and the Future of the Healthcare Tech Stack Read More »

Smile CDR Raises $20M to Expand FHIR-Driven Data Liberation Platform for Interoperability

What You Should Know: – Smile CDR Inc. (Smile CDR), a Toronto-based health data storage and integration company, announced it has raised $20 million in Series A funding led by 30 North Group, a Seattle-based family office, and UPMC Enterprises. – Founded in 2016, Smile CDR offers a suite of services that allow health systems, …

Smile CDR Raises $20M to Expand FHIR-Driven Data Liberation Platform for Interoperability Read More »

Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare Launches Azure Healthcare APIs

What You Should Know: – Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare announced it is expanding its portfolio of interoperability data services for the health and life sciences industry with Azure Healthcare APIs. – Built for the requirements of Protected Health Information (PHI), Azure Healthcare APIs enable customers with a platform as a service (PaaS) to ingest, manage, and persist data in the Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare. Anyone working with health data can …

Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare Launches Azure Healthcare APIs Read More »

Jonathan Bush’s Second Venture Zus Health Launches with $34M for Health Data Interoperability Platform

What You Should Know:    – Former athenahealth founder and CEO Jonathan Bush, today announced the launch of Zus Health (“Zus” pronounced Zoos like the father of Athena) focused on creating the industry’s first shared development platform backed by a shared data record. – The company is launching with the close of $34M in Series …

Jonathan Bush’s Second Venture Zus Health Launches with $34M for Health Data Interoperability Platform Read More »

What Population Health Management Providers Need to Know About HITRUST CSF Certification

Bob Dupuis, VP of Enterprise Architecture and Security at Arcadia Healthcare companies continue to implement value-based care and population health management initiatives to coordinate healthcare delivery and improve the quality and value of patient care. These initiatives depend on the ability to access, aggregate, and analyze massive amounts of patient data, often coming from hundreds …

What Population Health Management Providers Need to Know About HITRUST CSF Certification Read More »

UCSF, Philips Partner to Enhance Digital Patient Experience & Interoperability

What You Should Know: – Today, Philips announced its collaboration with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) to develop technology that will enable a more streamlined patient experience and set a new standard for healthcare delivery. – As part of the strategic collaboration, UCSF will use Philips HealthSuite Digital Platform to enable patient care personalization and make it …

UCSF, Philips Partner to Enhance Digital Patient Experience & Interoperability Read More »

Why Healthcare Data Won’t Magically Create Value-Based Care

Irv Lichtenwald, President & CEO of Medsphere Systems Corporation The conversation about transitioning the American healthcare system from fee for service (FFS) to value-based care (aka, pay for performance) has been going on for more than 15 years. Still, it felt like time travel to come across a Health Affairs book review from 2006 by the late …

Why Healthcare Data Won’t Magically Create Value-Based Care Read More »

Top 3 Ways to Justify Interoperability Spend & Power Your Physician Alignment Strategy

Dr. Peter S. Tippett, CEO of careMESH For decades, interoperability has been a dirty word for hospitals and health systems. No matter how much they have worked at it, paid for it, and thrown IT resources at it, return on investment has been difficult to prove. This has been especially true when executing a community …

Top 3 Ways to Justify Interoperability Spend & Power Your Physician Alignment Strategy Read More »

Innovation, Interoperability Accelerated Healthcare Digital Transformation in 2020

What You Should Know: – In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the digital transformation of healthcare accelerated in 2020 with increased adoption of interoperable tools to support innovations in care management, price transparency and specialty medications, according to the Surescripts 2020 National Progress Report.  – The data, which represents 98% of the U.S. population, reveals how the digital transformation of healthcare …

Innovation, Interoperability Accelerated Healthcare Digital Transformation in 2020 Read More »

Health Gorilla Nabs $15M to Expand FHIR-based APIs for Digital Health

What You Should Know:  – Health Gorilla raises $15M to scale its FHIR-based API solutions for digital health and expand into new markets.  – Health Gorilla will introduce new APIs to enable consumer access to medical records, payer-to-payer data sharing, and data quality assessments.  Health Gorilla, a Sunnyvale, CA-based provider of healthcare APIs, today announced …

Health Gorilla Nabs $15M to Expand FHIR-based APIs for Digital Health Read More »

6 HIEs Form New Consortium to Drive Population Health Improvements Via Data Sharing Interoperability

What You Should Know: – A group of six health information exchanges (HIE) announced today their formation of the Consortium for State and Regional Interoperability (CSRI). – The 501(c)(3) CRSI aims to help drive individual and population health improvements across the nation through robust and innovative sharing of health information. – Collective, CRSI connects over …

6 HIEs Form New Consortium to Drive Population Health Improvements Via Data Sharing Interoperability Read More »

CHIME-KLAS Report Reveals 10 Key EMR Interoperability Trends

What You Should Know: – New CHIME-KLAS interoperability report reveals steady progress in some areas related to interoperability and leaps forward in others. – A total of 67% of provider organizations reported they often or nearly always had access to needed records in 2020, up from 28% in 2017. Providers noted improvements in functionality and …

CHIME-KLAS Report Reveals 10 Key EMR Interoperability Trends Read More »

Onyx, AMA Innovations Form Collaboration to Build FHIR-Based Messaging

What You Should Know: – Onyx and AMA Innovations partner to rethink ways FHIR-based messaging technology can improve links between healthcare and community-based organizations. – As part of the collaboration, both organizations will jointly target grant opportunities through HHS’ Administration for Community Living’s Social Care Referrals Challenge Program. Onyx Technology LLC and AMA Innovations Inc., …

Onyx, AMA Innovations Form Collaboration to Build FHIR-Based Messaging Read More »

Traditional RESTful APIs Will Not Solve Healthcare’s Biggest Interoperability Problems

Brian Platz, Co-CEO and Co-Chairman of Fluree Interoperability is a big discussion in health care, with new regulations requiring interoperability for patient data. Most approaches follow the typical RESTful API approach that has become the standard method for data exchange. Yet Health Level Seven (HL7), with its new Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard for …

Traditional RESTful APIs Will Not Solve Healthcare’s Biggest Interoperability Problems Read More »

How to Capitalize on Digital Health Momentum in 2021

Adam Sabloff, Founder and CEO of VirtualHealth As we re-examine the healthcare system in the wake of the pandemic, we are continually identifying opportunities to rebuild parts of the system to new and improved specifications. One critical facet is digital health, where we continue to struggle with what should really be table stakes: the ability …

How to Capitalize on Digital Health Momentum in 2021 Read More »

CIO: 3 Rules for Meeting ONC/CMS Interoperability, While Improving Cybersecurity

Scott Galbari, CTO, Lyniate Drew Ivan, Chief Product and Strategy Officer, Lyniate Healthcare data security has been a growing concern for CIOs for the last year or so, as hackers are increasingly targeting health information. Now, with a global pandemic forcing a shift to telemedicine and remote work, and new rules from the ONC and …

CIO: 3 Rules for Meeting ONC/CMS Interoperability, While Improving Cybersecurity Read More »

5 Steps for Interoperability Excellence for Healthcare Providers

Shanti Wilson, Consultant, Freed Associates  As if 2020 couldn’t be any more challenging for healthcare providers, new federal rules on interoperability and patient access, granting patients direct access to their healthcare data, begin taking effect this November and continue into 2022. These rules, while ultimately beneficial to patients, bring an additional level of operational complexity to …

5 Steps for Interoperability Excellence for Healthcare Providers Read More »

CommonHealth App Connects to 230 Health Systems to Share Health Data – including COVID Test and Vaccine Status

What You Should Know: – CommonHealth has connected to 230 health systems in the United States, allowing patients to gather, manage and share their health and test data, including COVID test and vaccination status. By the end of this month, CommonHealth will connect to more than 340 health systems – CommonHealth extends the health data …

CommonHealth App Connects to 230 Health Systems to Share Health Data – including COVID Test and Vaccine Status Read More »

Google Cloud Launches Healthcare Interoperability Readiness Program

What You Should Know: – Google Cloud launches Healthcare Interoperability Readiness Program to help healthcare organizations achieve healthcare data interoperability. Today, Google Cloud launched the Google Cloud Healthcare Interoperability Readiness Program, helping organizations achieve data interoperability in advance of upcoming HHS deadlines and to enable future innovation. Alongside partners like Bain, BCG, Deloitte, HCL, KPMG, …

Google Cloud Launches Healthcare Interoperability Readiness Program Read More »

COVID-19: How Can Payers Prepare for Mandates and Support Pandemic Relief Efforts

Elizabeth Bierbower, Former President of Humana’s Group & Specialty Division Healthcare can achieve optimum efficiency when patients are at the center of care. When patients have the necessary information to navigate their care journey, they will choose the path to high-quality care at the lowest costs. Cost-sharing and insurance premiums are rising consistently since the …

COVID-19: How Can Payers Prepare for Mandates and Support Pandemic Relief Efforts Read More »

KLAS: Epic, NextGen, Cerner Best at Making Outside Patient Data Usable

What You Should Know: – New KLAS report finds acute and ambulatory care EMR vendors Cerner, Epic and NextGen are best at making outside patient data usable for clinicians (data from outside the clinician’s health system). – KLAS report examines adoption and usability among advanced users of the main acute and ambulatory care EMR vendors. …

KLAS: Epic, NextGen, Cerner Best at Making Outside Patient Data Usable Read More »

To Solve Healthcare Interoperability, We Must ‘Solve the Surround’

Peter S. Tippett, MD, Ph.D., Founder & CEO of careMesh Interoperability in healthcare is a national disgrace. After more than three decades of effort, billions of dollars in incentives and investments, State and Federal regulations, and tens of thousands of articles and studies on making all of this work — we are only slightly better …

To Solve Healthcare Interoperability, We Must ‘Solve the Surround’ Read More »

Human API Raises $20M+ to Scale User-Controlled Health Data Ecosystem

What You Should Know: – Human API, the consumer-controlled health data platform announced it has closed a Series C round of $20M+ this week. – Human API’s consumer-controlled platform gives users a streamlined means of accessing and sharing their personal health records with physicians, trusted startups and enterprises, and insurers. – The platform harnesses a …

Human API Raises $20M+ to Scale User-Controlled Health Data Ecosystem Read More »

CommonWell Enables Payer Access to Nationwide Interoperability Network

What You Should Know:   – CommonWell Health Alliance enables payer access with the addition of a new service provider, DataFile Exchange to support the operational services specific to the Payment and Health Care Operations use case. CommonWell Health Alliance today announced it is extending its interoperability services to enable additional use cases beyond treatment …

CommonWell Enables Payer Access to Nationwide Interoperability Network Read More »

Fresenius Kidney Care Rolls Out National Data Exchange Network

What You Should Know: – Fresenius Kidney Care, the dialysis services division of Fresenius Medical Care North America, rolled out CommonWell health data exchange services to its dialysis facilities nationwide. – This initiative is a significant stride towards better-coordinated care for patients requiring life-sustaining dialysis for kidney failure and will enable the real-time exchange of critical …

Fresenius Kidney Care Rolls Out National Data Exchange Network Read More »

Redox Adds Data on Demand, Single Sign-On Access to Interoperability Platform

What You Should Know: – Redox adds data on demand and single sign-on access features to its cloud interoperability platform to help to simplify the process of developing software for healthcare. – Both new features are now available to all customers on the Redox platform. Redox Inc., a Madison, WI-based interoperability platform for healthcare data …

Redox Adds Data on Demand, Single Sign-On Access to Interoperability Platform Read More »

Microsoft Releases Public Preview of Azure IoT Connector for FHIR to Empower Health Teams

What You Should Know: – Microsoft released the public preview of Azure IoT Connector for FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources), the latest update to the Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare. – The Azure IoT Connector for FHIR makes it easy for health developers to set up a pipeline to manage protected health information (PHI) from IoT …

Microsoft Releases Public Preview of Azure IoT Connector for FHIR to Empower Health Teams Read More »

Top 3 Priority Areas for Healthcare CIOs in the Age of COVID-19

What You Should Know: – In the age of COVID-19, healthcare CIOs cite interoperability, cybersecurity, and operationalizing SDOH data priorities as top three priority areas, according to the third annual LexisNexis focus group of CHIME executives. – The survey results also highlighted the importance of a team approach with support across the organization in helping CIOs …

Top 3 Priority Areas for Healthcare CIOs in the Age of COVID-19 Read More »