Carequality News

  • 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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  • Sequoia Project, DirectTrust tout Interoperability Surge

    27 April 2017 |

    Two major interoperability groups, Sequoia Project and DirectTrust, are exchanging more health records and connecting more provider sites than ever, the companies announced this week. The Sequoia Project – whose members include Carequality, eHealth Exchange, and RSNA Image Share Validation – marked its fifth anniversary by touting across-the-board growth: The number of health organizations participating […]

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  • The Sequoia Project Celebrates Five Years with Significant Growth in Enabling Seamless, Nationwide Health Data Exchange

    26 April 2017 |

    Growth Marked by Increases in Participation, Number of Health Records Exchanged and Connectivity Expansion in All 50 States Vienna, VA – April 26, 2017 – The Sequoia Project, the leading independent advocate for nationwide health data sharing, celebrates its fifth anniversary this month by announcing that its initiatives – Carequality, eHealth Exchange, and RSNA Image […]

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  • Document exchange firm Kno2 partners with ImageTrend

    20 April 2017 |

    Kno2, a company that optimizes patient document exchange, has partnered with ImageTrend, a developer of software solutions, data analytics and services for emergency medical services (EMS), hospitals, community paramedicing (CP), critical care, fire and preparedness. ImageTrend will integrate Kno2’s interoperability platform with ImageTrend Elite and Health Information Hub (HIH) to expand choices for achieving rapid, […]

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  • Top Ten Tech Trends 2017: Slow FHIR: Will a Much-Hyped Standard Turbo-Charge Interoperability—Or Maybe Not Quite?

    21 March 2017 |

    Industry leaders see a landscape filled with complexity, when it comes to FHIR’s potential for facilitating rapid progress towards healthcare IT interoperability Depending on whom you talk to, the U.S. healthcare system is either A) “totally on fire” with FHIR (the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources draft standard); B) awash with overblown hype on the potential […]

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  • National Record Locator Service Adds Vendors To Expand Nationwide Interoperability

    17 March 2017 |

    Surescripts has announced its National Record Locator Service (NRLS) is now live at 14 major health systems nationwide, allowing providers to locate and share records for 230 million patients in real time and boosting interoperability. The NRLS system enables providers to see where patients have previously received care and retrieves medical records regardless of geography.

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  • At HIMSS17, unlock the power of your data

    6 February 2017 |

    “Data is the currency of the next century,” says Brian Ahier. And nowhere are health data and data management processes discussed, analyzed and examined more than at the annual HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition.

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  • Healthcare’s Latest Interoperability Push

    17 January 2017 |

    Recent collaboration among big-name EHR vendors signals a new push towards greater health information exchange, although barriers in the market still remain Across the healthcare ecosystem, it’s hardly a secret that providers struggle to get pertinent medical information from exchange partners who use a different electronic health record (EHR) from their own. And if the […]

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