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Creating interoperable IT systems in healthcare

Before creating interoperable IT systems in healthcare, it is important to understand the meaning of interoperability. ‘Conceptual interoperability’ and ‘Data Information Knowledge Wisdom (DIKW) Pyramid’ are two terms used in a more generic context to indicate the exchange of data/information and its usage between different systems. DIKW Pyramid provides the basic difference between data and [...]

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Testing the way healthcare communicates

The evolution of communication has led to widespread sharing of ideas, knowledge, and information through various types of media (spoken language, written alphabet, printing press, telephone, and internet) that facilitate interaction among different people or organizations. Sharing information creates a well-informed community, effectively spreads knowledge and ideas, and propagates understanding of our environment.

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Enabling interoperability in healthcare

Secure, efficient, and timely exchange of health data is vital for realizing benefits such as real-time access to the information, reduced healthcare costs, and improved care coordination and quality. It also facilitates economical and statistical analysis of data, and early recognition of disease outbreaks and biosurveillance. Shilpa N Vaidya, Research Analyst, Health IT NEWS.Direct! inteviews [...]

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NEWS: A new health IT certification program to enable secure interoperability in healthcare

In a move that underscores the importance of interoperability in healthcare, Mechanicsburg, PA-based ICSA labs, and Chicago, IL-based Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise-USA (IHE USA), a not-for-profit organization promoting standard–based interoperability in healthcare, have collaborated on a new program that certifies products to complement prevailing IHE integration profiles for establishing secure interoperability among various systems and [...]

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UMass Memorial Health Care contracts Informatica and MedCPU to lower preventable hospital readmissions

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have initiated the Hospital Readmissions Reduction (HRR) Program that reduces reimbursements to hospitals that have an increased readmission rate. Aligning with this initiative of lowering avoidable readmissions, UMass Memorial Health Care (UMMHC) has roped-in Informatica Corporation, a data integration software provider, and MedCPU Inc., a provider of [...]

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Norway government awards five-year national EHR contract to Accenture

Accenture has been awarded a five-year contract to develop and deploy a national EHR system by the Norwegian Directorate of Health, an agency governed by the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services, is responsible for executing health polices, regulations and statutes, and monitoring public health and care services. For Accenture, this is another feather [...]

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Nuance aids healthcare industry tread ICD-10 transition through two acquisitions

With the transition to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10) codes affecting all aspects of the documentation process, especially documentation accuracy, coder productivity, and physician workflow, provider organizations are turning towards clinical documentation improvement (CDI) tools, to ensure that there is no compromise on the operating margins and patient care time. In tune [...]

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Russian healthcare IT spending to reach $882.0 million by 2017

A recent Frost & Sullivan research finds information and communication technology (ICT) to play a major role in the development of the Russian healthcare industry, and a top priority for investments.

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ICD-10 a cause of concern for physicians: Nuesoft survey

A recent survey conducted by Nuesoft Technologies finds that 96% of healthcare professionals are concerned about the bearing the migration to International Classification of Diseases version 10 (ICD-10) may have on their practices.

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Accenture to implement TTP’s clinical software to enable ‘One Patient, One Record’ at Airedale NHS Trust

West Yorkshire-based Airedale National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust has awarded a three-year contract to Accenture and TTP for deploying a hospital system that will enable physicians to access 1.1 million patient records.

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mhealth + Telehealth World 2013

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