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From smart hospitals to Artificial Intelligence-enabled health solutions, the healthcare industry is experiencing a significant paradigm shift. While the industry has made progressions in diagnosis and patient care, creating a secure, unified healthcare system still takes the back seat.

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Major Challenges remain for Health IT Interoperability – Fedscoop

The road to the seamless sharing of patient data across the digital health care spectrum is not measured in miles or meters, but in the continued collaborative efforts of the public and private sectors to build and regulate networks for the free flow of information.

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Physicians Anticipated to Increasingly Use Patient-Generated Health Data in Treatments

Stats indicate that both providers and patients are increasingly using technology in healthcare. While providers are more focused on engagement & efficiency, patients use digital health to manage their health. None of the studies reveal clearly that there’s an integration of data from devices used by patients with provider systems.


Health IT Interoperability Among CHIME Chronic Care Concerns

  The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), in a letter sent last week to leadership of the Senate Finance Committee’s Chronic Care Working Group, emphasized four areas of focus in determining policies to improve healthcare for chronically ill patients.


53% of Consumers Can’t Access Electronic Health Data

  In a survey by HealthMine, it was noted that 53% of consumers say they can’t access all of their electronic health data from a computer. The survey was conducted on 502 U.S. consumers; data were collected via an opt-in panel.


Providers press for delay, flexibility in EHR rule

  The federal government’s $31.7 billion electronic health-record ( EHR ) incentive payment program needs to be refocused on promoting interoperability of electronic health-record systems, improving their usability and enhancing outcomes instead of measuring processes, according to comments on the feds’ latest round of program rules.

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