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    FHIR Rapidly Advancing as Healthcare Data Exchange Standard

    Posted in HL7 News on Thursday, 26 May 2016

    Health Level Seven International’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) application programming interface is making significant progress on the road to becoming a mature standard, with the normative version slated for release early next year.According to HL7’s CEO Chuck Jaffe, MD, the normative version of FHIR will be “backward-compatible with all the existing trial use standards and will be stable enough for large vendors to incorporate into their platforms.” Until then, he said HL7 will continue to refine the draft standard for exchanging healthcare information that is seen as a promising solution to the complex challenges of health IT interoperability facing the industry. Chuck Jaffe, MD “One of the really critical things that has been baked into the FHIR platform is a maturity model, so at any given time you know the level of maturity of a resource,” Jaffe told an audience this week at the WEDI national conference in Salt Lake City.In September 2015, HL7 published Release 2 of the FHIR Draft Standard for Trial Use (DSTU), the culmination of 18 months of extensive work to incorporate changes received from implementation partners. Those suggestions also included those from private sector-led Argonaut Project, whose goal is to accelerate current development efforts...

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    Building better healthcare – One cinderblock at a time

    Posted in HL7 on Thursday, 26 May 2016

    The Walking Gallery assembles at Cinderblocks 3. A few days ago, a group of e-patients gathered in rural Grantsville, Maryland, to share work and ideas, create art, and improve our broken healthcare system. Cinderblocks 3: The Partnership with Patients was the third in a series of conferences organized by artist and activist Regina Holliday. Part of the event was the dedication of a permanent physical structure for The Walking Gallery of Healthcare—a movement in support of patients’ rights through which artists paint patient stories on the backs of jackets that people wear to medical conferences. Though I’m not a “Burner,” Cinderblocks 3 felt more like how I imagine Burning Man than like the typical healthcare conference, and not just because of the fire dancing or the communal painting activity under a tent. At its core was a generous spirit of inclusiveness, and a genuine desire to improve healthcare for all. I feel refreshed and re-energized by being a part of it, and I wanted to share my main takeaways. At the dedication of Salt and Pepper Studios, home of The Walking Gallery. It’s all about the patient. No, really. Though a few years ago this wasn’t remotely the case, nowadays, healthcare...

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    Corepoint Health Boosts HL7 FHIR Data Exchange Capabilities with Latest Release of Corepoint Integration Engine - IT Business Net

    Posted in HL7 News on Wednesday, 27 April 2016

    More Related Stories Company News: Page (1) of 1 - 04/26/16 email article print page   April 26, 2016 -- Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) April 26, 2016 The latest release of Corepoint Integration Engine includes the ability for healthcare providers to transmit and receive patient data using HL7 FHIR, a health data standard that is poised to ?modernize" how health IT applications access and exchange data. HL7 FHIR (pronounced ?fire") is based on technology used outside of healthcare by leading organizations such as Amazon, Twitter, and Facebook. HL7 FHIR is an open-source standard developed by HL7 International. The new FHIR standard utilizes RESTful Web Service APIs (application program interface) and is based on modular components called ?resources." These resources can be combined to solve clinical and administrative problems in a practical way that are also more accessible to patient-facing mobile applications. Major enhancements in version 2016.1 of Corepoint Integration Engine include: RESTful web services Corepoint Health customers now can implement the emerging HL7 FHIR standard using the industry's leading integration engine, Corepoint Integration Engine. Enhancements extend current web services capabilities to natively support REST, allowing more flexibility and peace of mind when connecting to APIs. Remote database support Enhancements allow customers...

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    FHIR rapidly advancing as healthcare data exchange standard - Health Data Management

    Posted in HL7 News on Thursday, 26 May 2016

    Health Level Seven International’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) application programming interface is making significant progress on the road to becoming a mature standard, with the normative version slated for release early next year.According to HL7’s CEO Chuck Jaffe, MD, the normative version of FHIR will be “backward-compatible with all the existing trial use standards and will be stable enough for large vendors to incorporate into their platforms.” Until then, he said HL7 will continue to refine the draft standard for exchanging healthcare information that is seen as a promising solution to the complex challenges of health IT interoperability facing the industry. Chuck Jaffe, MD “One of the really critical things that has been baked into the FHIR platform is a maturity model, so at any given time you know the level of maturity of a resource,” Jaffe told an audience this week at the WEDI national conference in Salt Lake City.In September 2015, HL7 published Release 2 of the FHIR Draft Standard for Trial Use (DSTU), the culmination of 18 months of extensive work to incorporate changes received from implementation partners. Those suggestions also included those from private sector-led Argonaut Project, whose goal is to accelerate current development efforts...

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    Attivo Networks Provides First Deception-based Threat Detection Platform for Internet of Things (IoT) - Dark Reading

    Posted in HL7 News on Tuesday, 24 May 2016

    Detection Platform Addresses Gaps in IoT Security with Real-time Threat Detection and Attack Forensics for Accelerated Incident Response FREMONT, Calif., May 24, 2016— Attivo Networks®, the award-winning leader in deception for cyber security threat detection, today announced an expansion of the Attivo Deception Platform, which provides real-time threat detection and accelerated incident response, to now support the Internet of Thing (IoT) ecosystem. This new enhancement complements the existing Deception Platform that supports user networks, data centers, cloud and ICS-SCADA environments. “Gartner forecasts that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30 percent from 2015”[1], bringing a whole new set of cybersecurity risk and the need for real-time attack detection. IoT systems are network connected devices that collect and exchange data, allowing enterprises to increase efficiency and productivity. IoT networks bring in a diverse amount of connected devices and can introduce multiple points of vulnerabilities in the networks. High-availability and safety are important attributes of IoT deployments and downtime of IoT sensors/network can cause significant damage to an organization and in some cases public safety. Just a few of the security challenges that these devices bring include a dramatic increase in unauthorized access, weak encryption, targeted attacks...

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    Open MRI of Allentown Selects eRAD's MU2-Certified RIS - GlobeNewswire (press release)

    Posted in HL7 News on Tuesday, 24 May 2016

    GREENVILLE, S.C., May 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- eRAD, a division of RadNet, Inc., and a leading provider of standards-based, web-centric radiology image and data management solutions, announced today that Open MRI of Allentown, d/b/a Allentown Diagnostic Imaging (ADI), has selected eRAD’s RIS and supporting modules as part of a strategic expansion. ADI, based in Allentown, Penn., recognized the growth opportunity in automating more of its clinical and business workflow. eRAD’s Insurance Verification module, for example, allows the front desk and scheduling operations to run more efficiently. With seamless integration to eRAD RIS, the module delivers accurate, real-time verification of patient insurance information, including co-pay, deductibles, co-insurance, coverage and eligibility. “The automated verification feature is a significant enhancement to our current process which will provide a cost savings as well as increased efficiency,” said Lori Caffrey, Director of Operations. “It allows our staff to focus on other priorities and patient care.” ADI can use eRAD RIS to qualify for Meaningful Use Stage 2 federal incentive payments. eRAD supports its customers with an attestation roadmap and makes compliance simple with feature sets in the interface, plus reports and performance auditing. “So much of what we’re planning—from the automated sharing of electronic reports...

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    [#HITsm Chat 5.27.16] Quality in Healthcare

    Posted in HL7 on Tuesday, 24 May 2016

    Moderated by Bennett Lauber, Chief Experience Officer, Usability People, LLC, #HITsm takes a look at “Usability Gaps in Health IT” on May 20 at 11 am CT. Original linkOriginal author: Health Standards...

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    Open MRI of Allentown Selects eRAD's MU2-Certified RIS - PharmiWeb.com (press release)

    Posted in HL7 News on Tuesday, 24 May 2016

    GREENVILLE, S.C., May 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- eRAD, a division of RadNet, Inc., and a leading provider of standards-based, web-centric radiology image and data management solutions, announced today that Open MRI of Allentown, d/b/a Allentown Diagnostic Imaging (ADI), has selected eRAD’s RIS and supporting modules as part of a strategic expansion. ADI, based in Allentown, Penn., recognized the growth opportunity in automating more of its clinical and business workflow. eRAD’s Insurance Verification module, for example, allows the front desk and scheduling operations to run more efficiently. With seamless integration to eRAD RIS, the module delivers accurate, real-time verification of patient insurance information, including co-pay, deductibles, co-insurance, coverage and eligibility. “The automated verification feature is a significant enhancement to our current process which will provide a cost savings as well as increased efficiency,” said Lori Caffrey, Director of Operations. “It allows our staff to focus on other priorities and patient care.” ADI can use eRAD RIS to qualify for Meaningful Use Stage 2 federal incentive payments. eRAD supports its customers with an attestation roadmap and makes compliance simple with feature sets in the interface, plus reports and performance auditing. “So much of what we’re planning—from the automated sharing of electronic reports through...

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    Carestream to demonstrate imaging platforms at SIIM - DOTmed.com

    Posted in HL7 News on Tuesday, 24 May 2016

    May 24, 2016, Carestream -- Carestream will demonstrate its ability to support deconstructed and unified enterprise imaging platforms at the 2016 SIIM (Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine) conference being held June 29-July 1 in Portland. Carestream’s standards-based, modular platform offers interoperability that allows users to choose one or multiple modules to satisfy their enterprise imaging needs. Carestream’s Clinical Collaboration Platform offers modules for diagnostic viewing, interactive multi-media radiology report creation/distribution, vendor-neutral archiving (VNA), an enterprise viewer for sharing imaging data with clinicians, a patient portal and a web-based, mobile module to capture, manage and share non-DICOM clinical data directly from an electronic medical record (EMR) system. Story Continues Below Advertisement Ad Statistics Times Displayed: 46915Times Visited: 239 Ultrasound Tables that help you save! Save time, save money, save resources - a solution for every specialty! The Build-a-Bed aproach allows you to choose and pay for only the features you need. Click above to contact us today. “We have customers looking for a unified enterprise imaging platform as well as a deconstructed model based on their current enterprise needs,” said Kiran Krishnamurthy, Carestream’s Worldwide Product Line Manager for Healthcare Information Solutions. “Carestream is able to support both deployment models with...

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    Hl7News created a new blog post, Stop innovating healthcare

    Stop innovating healthcare

    Posted in HL7 on Tuesday, 24 May 2016

      Are you tired of the word “innovation?” If so, you’re not alone. Aeon recently published a fantastic piece on innovation, tracing its origins, history, and growth through present day. The central thesis is that innovation culture is overrated, mainly because it overlooks and undervalues work that is less exciting but more important. You may know of some self-described innovators who operate with the tunnel vision of self-justification; whether an innovative approach is effective or efficient or useful does not matter as much as the fact that it’s an innovative approach, so it’s worth trying. Below are a few excerpts from the Aeon piece that bear consideration for all of us working in the healthcare industry. Healthcare is in a tumultuous transition phase, and we need to begin reigning in our own innovation culture. We’re heading towards an outcomes-driven future, shaped deeply by both technology and policy. The success of this shift will depend on the next generation of clinical and business leaders; their ability to envision and drive meaningful reforms will depend on a collective self-awareness of what is working and what is not. “Maintenance and repair, the building of infrastructures, the mundane labour that goes into sustaining functioning and...

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