Interoperability

Bill Sorrells, Director – CTO, Information Services, Dayton Children's Hospital

Interoperability: Are we over the hump?

By Bill Sorrells, Director – CTO, Information Services, Dayton Children's Hospital Interoperability between health IT systems is a major challenge for hospitals and health systems today…still. In the early years of building health information exchanges (HIEs), getting healthcare organizations to ...
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Dan Howard, CIO, San Ysidro Health

Healthcare Interoperability: Why is it still a challenge?

By Dan Howard, CIO, San Ysidro Health Some of you may remember the 1982 blockbuster movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, in which a young boy named Elliot finds an alien visitor from another planet stranded in his backyard. Like most kids, ...
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Dennis Sutterfield, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Interoperability-In the rush to comply are we providing value to our patients and how do they know?

By Dennis Sutterfield, VP & CIO, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University Healthcare organizations need an explicit plan for sharing PHI that provides a foundation of trust for patients while simultaneously inspiring confidence for clinical teams. This plan meets a federal ...
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Kristin L. Preihs, MPH, CHES, CQIA, Director of Clinical Quality & Funded Partnerships, The American Hospital Association (AHA)

A PATIENT-CENTERED FRAMEWORK FOR HEALTH SYSTEM INTEROPERABILITY

By Kristin L. Preihs, MPH, CHES, CQIA, Director of Clinical Quality & Funded Partnerships, The American Hospital Association (AHA) I started my career in a rural public health department in southern Illinois, where interoperability often relied on impromptu phone calls ...
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Jonathan Kaufmann, CMIO, Bayhealth Medical Center

Interoperability Starts Locally

By Jonathan Kaufmann, CMIO, Bayhealth Medical Center “Hey, please stop sending me four copies of the same lab result, you’re killing me.” It’s not unusual for me to receive a text like this from a colleague on a Monday morning ...
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By Brian Dobosh, VP Digital Systems and IT&S, RWJBarnabas Health

Interoperability: Are you Frankenstein or an Onion?

By Brian Dobosh, VP Digital Systems and IT&S, RWJBarnabas Health In my sixteen-year career at RWJBarnabas Health, I have seen the dawn of the modern-day Electronic Health Record (EHR). The health system has grown significantly since 2006 through mergers, acquisitions, ...
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Scott Sirdevan, CEO, Vorro

Vorro: Where Interoperability is a Will

A leading hospital in the acute-care market was actively working on its initiative to improvise operational efficiency and reduce medication errors by installing Automated Dispensing Cabinets (ADCs) across all their hospitals. However, their legacy Hospital Information System (HIS) would not ...
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Nasim Rezanejad, MD, MS, Physician Solutions Analyst III, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Importance of Interoperability in the Digital Era of Healthcare

By Nasim Rezanejad, MD, MS, Physician Solutions Analyst III, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Interoperability sits behind the scenes making sure that different systems can talk to each other and exchange data. It makes sure ...
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Ylan Kazi, CDO, Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Evolving Into a Data-Driven Culture

By Ylan Kazi, CDO, Children's Mercy Kansas City Most organizations are attempting to evolve into a data-driven culture. The manner and process in which they do that is variable and leads to poor results. There is a focus on the ...
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By W.Glenn Hilburn, VP-IT, Grady Health System

Transforming Patient Care through Interoperability Requires a Final Step

By W.Glenn Hilburn, VP-IT, Grady Health System For the past decade, interoperability has been a keystone to digital transformation within healthcare. Most, if not all, healthcare organizations have matured in their use of electronic health records and network-connected medical devices ...
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