Think of a highway where there is no guidance to regulate how drivers must operate while on it. It would be chaotic and dangerous, to say the least. The same is true for the information networks that health care providers and patients traverse daily. The Sequoia Project is a mission-driven non-profit focused on the real-world implementation of secure and efficient health data sharing nationwide. Interoperability on this scale is a multifaceted challenge, so The Sequoia Project has several, complimentary solutions.
Back in the day, did you ever hand-deliver an x-ray to your doctor’s office – to make sure they had the right images to diagnose your case and provide the best treatment?
The automation of the patient’s health record has seen considerable procedural and technological changes from its commencement
IHE International and HL7 are working in coordination to expedite the development and adoption of HL7 FHIR. Today, IHE has 18 IHE Profiles that leverage FHIR technology.
If it’s the end of January, you can only find our team of engineers and developers in one place: Cleveland – digging deep into interoperability testing at the IHE North American Connectathon. As the only event of its kind with around 500 participants annually, we take part in an unprecedented opportunity for health IT vendors from across the marketplace to test real-world scenarios, uncover interoperability challenges, and then work together to identify and test solutions. Our company has come to rely on this as one of the most integral parts of our product development cycle.
IHE USA provided written comments to the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology in response to the 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory. Read more.
The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) are launching several joint initiatives in 2017 that will focus on improving the ways health IT systems share information. The two organizations share the mission of improving interoperability and overseeing conformity testing and certification of products worldwide. IHE’s primary domain is in clinical healthcare settings and exchange of health information across enterprise, while PCHAlliance focuses on home and remote health settings.
IHE Connectathons provide participants (and their clients) the ability to use the IHE Profiles to exchange Healthcare information with many different vendors in a collaborative environment. “These great opportunities to work together with other Healthcare IT vendors in a collaborative environment, engineer-to-engineer,” said Qvera’s CTO Ron Shapiro. “Face-to-face meetings have a way of facilitating problem solving in an incredibly efficient manner. We’ve solved problems in minutes instead of months outside the Connectathon events.”
Surescripts, the nation’s leading health information network, will offer electronic health records (EHR) software vendors free access to its National Record Locator Service (NRLS) until 2019. A number of leading EHR vendors, including Aprima, eClinicalWorks (eCW), Epic, Greenway Health, and NextGen Healthcare have already agreed to offer the capability to their users. NRLS provides care teams with access to a more complete picture of a patient’s care history regardless of where care was delivered and through any EHR vendor.
IHE USA submitted comments on ONC’s Final 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA), specifically Section V, Questions 9-13. Here are the comments IHE USA submitted to ONC. You can read the full comments online.
IHE provides solutions for interoperability, but the industry needs more clinical experts to help guide standards development and advocate the use of established standards in healthcare.
HL7® and IHE, citing a long history of successful collaboration, announced that they have renewed their cooperation agreement to advance the goal of interoperability of health information...
On June 3, 2016, IHE USA submitted written comments to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in response to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA); Request for Information (RFI) Regarding Assessing Interoperability for MACRA...
IHE International is proud to offer a unique global event connecting health IT stakeholders. The IHE World Summit 2016 brought together key thought leaders on standards, interoperability, information exchange and electronic health records from around the world.