Carequality News

  • HIE Collaboratives Helping to Advance Health IT Interoperability

    31 August 2017 |

    Health information exchange (HIE) collectives and networks-of-networks including eHealth Exchange, CommonWell, and Surescripts help promote secure health data exchange across healthcare facilities nationwide. Specifically, many networks-of-networks have been successful in promoting standardization through the use of the Carequality technical and legal framework. In 2016, CommonWell signed an agreement with Carequality to implement the Carequality Interoperability Framework to […]

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  • HIMSS, EHRA urge ONC to tap existing models for Trusted Exchange Framework

    28 August 2017 |

    Two health IT groups are calling for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to use existing private sector interoperability models as the agency finalizes guidelines for trusted data exchange. The ONC is currently developing a Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement required under the 21st Century Cures Act to facilitate health data interoperability. […]

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  • EHR Vendors Urge ONC to Build on Existing Standards for Exchange Framework

    25 August 2017 |

    The Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA), which represents 30 electronic health record (EHR) companies, urged the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) to build on existing standards and technology for interoperability, rather than introducing major mid-course changes, with regard to its work on the 21st Century Cures Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement.

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  • What ONC is Asking Itself

    21 August 2017 |

    Anybody in health IT following the work of ONC over the last several months has clearly seen the new leadership’s focus on improving the usability and interoperability of EHRs. But the office’s head, Don Rucker, gave more details on three questions ONC is asking itself as it opens a two-day Technical Interoperability Forum.

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  • WY Medical Center Connects Epic EHR to eHealth Exchange

    11 July 2017 |

    Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) in Wyoming recently connected to the Sequoia Project’s eHealth Exchange using Epic EHR. Connecting to the federal eHealth Exchange gives CRMC access to the largest secure health data sharing network in the country.

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  • Cheyenne Regional Medical Center connects to federal eHealth exchange

    3 July 2017 |

    Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) has recently connected its electronic medical record system to the federal eHealth Exchange, the largest secure health-data sharing network in the nation. Through the eHealth Exchange, CRMC is now able to connect to healthcare organizations and federal agencies that use a variety of electronic medical record systems. This includes the […]

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  • Why EHR Interoperability Requires Health IT Infrastructure

    21 June 2017 |

    Healthcare organizations are still challenged by EHR interoperability and are seeking health IT infrastructure tools to ensure data is accurately, efficiently, and securely shared. Eagle Physicians and Associates and Cone Health announced the successful exchange between the eClinicalWorks cloud-based EHR and the Epic EHR for improved EHR interoperability among multiple locations and health systems. Eagle […]

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  • You’re having a heart attack. What does the ER know about you?

    15 June 2017 |

    Almost all hospitals and physicians in the United States have put their patients’ health records onto computers. But one of the goals of that transition remains a work in progress: building a nationwide system that would make key information about a patient available anywhere — in any hospital, clinic or doctor’s office.

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  • Putting Health IT Interoperability into Action at CommonWell

    6 June 2017 |

    CommonWell is expanding health IT interoperability both in terms of users and capabilities. In a matter of five years, the CommonWell Health Alliance has gone from a concept for advancing health IT interoperability to a means of enabling health data exchange between providers using various EHR technologies.

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  • The long and winding road to patient data interoperability

    29 April 2017 |

    Most of the time when Dr. James Tcheng gets a new patient from outside of Duke Health, he starts with a bundle of paper. After his secretary receives a patient’s records—either directly from another doctor’s office or after a request is faxed—and opens them, Tcheng goes through the information, with a sheet of 8½ x […]

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