Kindling Fast-Health Interoperability Resources

John Halamka, MD, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Today, at the HL7 Policy Conference, Chuck Jaffe announced The Argonaut Project, an effort to accelerate Fast Health Interoperability Resources (FHIR) in response to the 2013 JASON report, A Robust Health Data Infrastructure, the 2014 JASON report, Data for Individual Health, and the JASON Task Force recommendations. In a vendor neutral approach, Cerner, Epic, Meditech, Athena, McKesson, The Advisory Board […]

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Survey: CIOs Question The Value Proposition Of Integration

Connecting with providers is a key priority for CIOs

As more health systems transition to an ACO model, CIOs face mounting pressures to align with independent practices and to create an integrated platform across the system. But for those organizations that aren’t there yet, some are beginning to question whether it’s all worth it. According to the November healthsystemCIO.com SnapSurvey, the large majority (83 […]

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Russell Branzell, President & CEO, CHIME, Chapter 1

Russell Branzell, President & CEO, CHIME

Thoughts on MU final rule
“Let’s just create a little flexibility.”
Addressing AHIMA
Patient identifiers — “It’s going to take some revolutionary action.”
Interoperability timelines
IT staff burnout
“We cannot adapt to this much change as fast as we can deploy the technology.”

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The Future Of Data Standards

John Halamka, MD, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

In 2009, I wrote about The Genius of the AND  in thinking about the different standards requirements of “Blue Button” versus “transitions of care.” We accepted CCR and CCD for the first stage of Meaningful Use as a means of buying time to allow the CCDA to be more fully defined. In 2014, we’re faced with […]

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Survey: CIOs Say ACOs Great On Paper, But Not In Practice

ACOs Are Great On Paper, But Is That Enough?

When it comes to accountable care and other shared savings organizations, CIOs support the overall premise, but when it comes to application, it’s often a different story. In the August healthsystemCIO.com Snap Survey, nearly half (47 percent) of respondents said their organization is participating in an ACO and 13 percent are in the process of […]

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