FHIR

By Laura Lovett 11:56 am July 31, 2019
Twenty stakeholders including health and technology giants such as, Apple, Google, Anthem, Microsoft and Humana have announced their plans to test drive a new health record interoperability initiative, which specifically helps connect claims data.  CARIN, a nonprofit dedicated to consumer-directed exchange of health information, has unveiled its Blue Button HL7 FHIR API model and draft...
By Laura Lovett 02:26 pm February 14, 2019
Health data aggregation and centralization platform 1upHealth announced that it has landed $2.38 million in seed funding. The funding round was led by Eniac Ventures, Social Leverage and Meridian Street Capital.  What they do The Boston-based startup lets patients, providers and developers aggregate and share health data — including information from EHRs — through an API. The platform is able to...
By Jonah Comstock 04:00 pm August 29, 2018
Though doctors likely don’t consider their EHR a cutting-edge technology, the EHR space is actually a front line for change and innovation in healthcare. And that change is happening on a number of different axes: interoperability and open standards, personal health records, and the move into public cloud infrastructure are some of the biggest change narratives. Microsoft, which provides...
AHRQ Director Gopal Khanna speaking at Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference at the White House on Tuesday.

AHRQ Director Gopal Khanna speaking at Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference at the White House on Tuesday.

By Tom Sullivan 11:03 am August 14, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC — The Agency for Health Research and Quality and the Social Security Administration here on Monday announced plans for kicking off challenges to identify technologies that solve specific problems. SSA Executive Director of Health IT Jude Soundararajan said here at the White House Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference that in September SSA will launch a GitHub site with its use case...
Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Salesforce representatives speaking at the White House in Washington, D.C.
By Tom Sullivan 03:36 pm August 13, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC – A broad coalition of technology giants took the stage in an unscheduled session at the Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference here in the White House.  Specifically, Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Salesforce came together to pledge to remove interoperability barriers.  Dean Garfield, CEO of the Information Technology Industry Council, lead the session and described the...
Health Wizz pilot app uses a blockchain- and FHIR-enabled EHR aggregator
By Bill Siwicki 11:57 am July 19, 2018
Health Wizz has updated and is piloting its unusual blockchain- and FHIR-enabled EHR aggregator mobile app, which uses blockchain to tokenize data, enabling patients to securely aggregate, organize, share, donate and/or trade their medical records. The idea is to enable individuals to control their health data as easily as they do their online bank accounts to allow better communication between...
By Laura Lovett 04:21 pm June 22, 2018
As the big data revolution continues to rock the healthcare space, there are still questions about how to get a handle on that massive amount of data and make it valuable. It’s a question that is plaguing every group working in the healthcare space, including the developers.  At HL7 FHIR DevDays in Boston, Project Manager at Google Eyal Oren discussed some of the struggles and possible solutions...
By HIMSS TV 04:27 pm 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 04:54 pm 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 02:25 pm 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...