Carequality News

  • ONC Observes Carequality in Action; Data Exchange Across Networks Triples in 60 Days

    26 October 2016 |

    ONC Coordinator Dr. Washington Visits Carequality Participants in St. Louis Nationwide Patient Data Exchange Across Networks Triples in 60 Days ST. LOUIS, MO. (October 26, 2016) – On Tuesday, Dr. Vindell Washington, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, visited St. Louis-area healthcare clinics and a long-term care nursing facility to see real-world health data sharing […]

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  • 5 Questions with Gary Singer, MD Midwest Nephrology Associates

    28 September 2016 |

    Gary Singer, MD is the owner of Midwest Nephrology Associates in Missouri. The practice, which uses EClinicalWorks and PHR technology from Healow, achieved Stage 2 of Meaningful Use last year and is still actively participating in the program. It employs three physicians, one NP, one practice manager, and five staff members to care for an […]

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  • Interoperability: Ripe for Disruption?

    26 September 2016 |

    Interoperability has, well, interoperability problems. Standards are being developed but EHRs are still under-delivering. And once data sharing picks up, more challenges will arise than we understand today. Multiple tipping points are ahead.

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  • Judy Faulkner Focuses on Epic’s Future in Annual Users Group Address

    21 September 2016 |

    Faulkner’s address was strikingly forward-looking. For the last 15 minutes of the speech, Faulkner talked about the future of not just Epic, but of the health of human beings as a whole — from the potential impacts of self-driving cars, to the future of monitoring patients through wearable technology and things like “smart pills.” Faulkner […]

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  • New ONC Chief Vindell Washington, MD: ‘Time to Pivot Toward Information Sharing’

    20 September 2016 |

    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has seen its influence and agenda-setting power evolve somewhat over the past decade, but one thing is clear, said its newest chief, Vindell Washington, MD: The agency has helped bring the industry to “a place that is, quite frankly, astounding.”

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  • In Briefing with Trade Press, Dr. Vindell Washington Affirms ONC’s Data Sharing Priorities

    19 September 2016 |

    During a small gathering with health IT trade press on Sept. 19, Vindell Washington, M.D., newly-appointed National Coordinator for Health IT, reiterated the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC) overarching goal to improve healthcare interoperability through a variety of initiatives.

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  • McKesson Makes Push for Healthcare Interoperability

    19 September 2016 |

    McKesson Health Solutions announced the launch of a healthcare interoperability platform, the Intelligence Hub, with the aim of automating and streamlining claims reimbursement for providers, payers, and vendors.

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  • SSM Health, DoD Enter Electronic Patient Record Exchange Agreement

    16 September 2016 |

    The Defense Department and nonprofit health system SSM Health have partnered to exchange electronic health records of DoD’s active-duty service members, civilian employees, retirees and dependents.

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  • SSM Partnering with DOD to Exchange Patient Information

    16 September 2016 |

    SSM Health has formed a partnership with the Department of Defense to allow for electronic patient information exchange between the organizations. Through the partnership, St. Louis-based SSM facilities will be able to securely access patient records of DOD active duty military and civilian employees, retirees and dependents who have received care at DOD health care […]

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  • Carequality Interoperability Network Has Gone Live

    16 August 2016 |

    The Carequality interoperability network is now operational, with data exchanges occurring in four states and poised to expand further, the Sequoia Project announced Tuesday […]

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