FHIR

By HIMSS TV May 10, 2018
Dan Gottleib, who leads the Smart Health IT project at Boston Children's, and Verily's Josh Mandel talk about FHIR, SMART and the concept of "substitute ability" as a means to improve interoperability.
By Jonah Comstock May 4, 2018
Through SMART, FHIR, and the Argonaut Project, standardized APIs for EHR data interoperability are finally starting to show serious signs of traction. That means the health industry will start to see more complete records, better care, and more robust data sets that can power machine learning algorithm. But it also means more data in the hands of patients, and more responsibility for developers...
By Matthew Holt May 4, 2018
Matthew Holt is co-chair of Health 2.0. At the Dev4Health conference in Cleveland on Monday andTuesday, he and Health 2.0 cofounder Indu Subaiya presented their assessment of the drivers of the new interoperability in healthcare. This is a summary of some of their remarks, and Holt's other observations from the conference. If you are interested in this topic please take the ongoing Health 2.0 EMR...
By Jonah Comstock March 29, 2018
Correction: A previous version of this article misstated Dr. Paul Testa's title. That has since been corrected.  Just two months after announcing the beta, Apple is now launching its Apple Health Records feature into the wild, the company announced in a blog post today. The feature will aggregate existing patient-generated data in a user's Health app with data from their EHR — if the user is a...
By Laura Lovett March 13, 2018
As the US government continues its push to make data more accessible and give patients control of their EHRs, private companies are stepping up hoping to fill the gap.  Today Boston-based 1upHealth, a health data aggregation and centralization platform, was named one of the two phase 2 winners of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's “Oh the Places Data Goes:...
By Laura Lovett March 6, 2018
Health 2.0 co-founder Indu Subaiya said she sees healthcare as a living, learning, interconnected system, and the future of healthcare innovation will come from collaboration.  “In this world where health happens everywhere, we are thinking a lot of this metaphor of a cell and the fact that a cell membrane in permeable,” Subaiya said during her keynote address at the Innovation Symposium at...
By Jonah Comstock January 24, 2018
Correction: A previous version of this article said that Gliimpse founder Anil Sethi was still at Apple. In fact, he left the company last year. After many months of rumors, Apple announced today that it is launching a personal health record (PHR) feature with iOS 11.3, the beta of which launched today to users in Apple's iOS Developer Program. The feature, called Health Records, will aggregate...
By Jack McCarthy January 16, 2017
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced winners in two categories of contests designed to make it easier to retrieve and share healthcare information. The ONC handed out cash prizes in its Consumer Health Data Aggregator Challenge and the Provider User Experience Challenge. “We are thrilled to recognize new tools that make it easier for individuals...
By Jonah Comstock December 14, 2016
National Coordinator Dr. Vindell Washington may have been dealt a relatively short stint in the role, but he’s set on doing as much as he can in the time he has to advance to ONC’s interests of data sharing and interoperability. Washington was on hand at the Connected Health Conference this week in National Harbor, Maryland to show off a demonstration of the FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability...

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