Tag Archives: data

AHA asks FCC to ease data requirements for telehealth pilot

While the Federal Communications Commission’s proposed $ 100 million telehealth pilot program is a critical step towards advancing connected care, the FCC must limit the data collection and reporting requirements on healthcare providers if the initiative is to succeed. That’s the contention of the American Hospital Association, which submitted written comments to the FCC on… Read More »

How to solve the ‘Goldilocks’ dilemma of health data sharing?

The healthcare industry – and that means everyone: vendors, providers, payers, policymakers, patients – finds itself at an interesting crossroads these days when it comes to data sharing. First, there’s more imperative to share healthcare information than ever. Federal health IT policy has made wider interoperability its highest goal, and prioritized consumer-mediated exchange, via mobile… Read More »

Mercy Technology Services creates nationwide data network with SAP

Mercy Technology Services, the information technology division of the St. Louis-based health system, has unveiled what it calls a data orchestration and insights network. The nationwide effort aims to help with analytics to inform new evidence-based approaches to care delivery. WHY IT MATTERSThe network, developed with help from vendor SAP seeks to help healthcare stakeholders… Read More »

CMS pilot taps FHIR to give clinicians access to claims data

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is launching a pilot program that leverages HL7’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources standard to enable clinicians to access claims data directly within their workflow. At Tuesday’s White House Blue Button Developers Conference, CMS announced the Data at the Point of Care pilot, part of the Trump administration’s 2018… Read More »

VUMC pilot to use voice commands to retrieve EHR data

What if clinicians could use voice commands to retrieve information from electronic health records in the same effortless way that consumers use virtual assistants like Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri? It’s a future vision for medicine in which natural language recognition systems could revolutionize how physicians interact with EHRs by making the platforms as responsive… Read More »