HIEs to the Rescue

April 3, 2018
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From hurricanes to system outages, health information exchange systems prepare healthcare communities for any crisis. Dan Porreca, Executive Director of HEALTHeLINK, discusses how local HIEs and health systems build networks on personal trust and knowledge, sharing data that’s needed the most at the time. More at the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) and the HEALTHeLINK site. Recorded at HIMSS 2018. 

What’s a Maturity Model?

January 2, 2018
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As healthcare organizations incorporate new tech, they grow toward operational maturity, becoming interoperable and open in sharing cross-functional data. Philip Bradley of HIMSS Analytics defines maturity models for healthcare and the global trends shaping EMRAM (Electronic Medical Adoption Models). Part One of a two-part series.

Explaining Blockchain Today

November 14, 2017
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Blockchain is a huge buzzword, especially in healthcare. But what is blockchain, and why does it matter? Futurist Garry Golden discusses the exact meaning of blockchain, how it changes the use of data and the possible impact on health IT, payers and providers. Part One of a two-part series. 

An Open Community: Why Health Organizations Must Care About Interoperability

September 14, 2017
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Healthcare is changing rapidly. Exciting innovations are ahead. Industry thought leaders Tina Joros and Erik Kins discuss staying open, interoperable and connected as our technology shifts. This first episode of Allscripts On Call lays the foundation for learning about the future of healthcare.