Posts Tagged with interoperability

by adgrooms on November 7, 2019

EHR systems aren’t very good at communicating with each other yet. Getting systems to communicate with each other is a common technology problem, but it’s still a little strange that on the cusp of 2020, with all of the technological advancements available to medicine, and the US government push into EHRs that we still don’t have ubiquitous communication between systems. Why is that?

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by adgrooms on October 29, 2019

We have written about interoperability in medicine in previous posts. Our technical experience includes interoperability projects, but we have not worked on interoperability in Healthcare yet. We wanted to get a better understanding of the current state of interoperability in Healthcare and how it relates to the larger fields of communications and standards. We want to understand the unique ...

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by adgrooms on October 22, 2019

We recently looked at how blockchain can benefit healthcare. From EHRs to the pharmaceutical supply chain, blockchain could have a profound impact in the coming years. It could advance interoperability, give patients ownership of their health information, and significantly reduce fraud, reducing costs and improving patient outcomes throughout the healthcare industry. But how does blockchain ...

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by adgrooms on October 16, 2019

Data blocking, also known as data siloing, has been a practice across industries that deal with large amounts of data. Information that is related and should be shared between different organizational teams are instead held in a "silo", limiting access and discouraging collaboration. Allowing the free flow of data throughout an organization, on the other hand, can improve the accuracy of the ...

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by adgrooms on October 11, 2019

Government regulations have changed the healthcare landscape in recent history. The introduction of EHRs has had a profound effect on doctors and patients, good and bad. Due to regulation, security concerns, and a conservative IT approach in healthcare, the market been dominated by a few big EHR companies, and they are fighting to keep their share. This has led to information blocking and ...

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