EHR Interoperability – Why is it Important?

Interoperability, the ability of Health Information Exchange (HIE) between various systems, devices and applications benefits both, providers and patients. Interoperability within an electronic healthcare record (EHR) creates enhanced patient care. In the current scenario, not every EHR allows quick and easy exchange of information. This creates gaps in sharing valuable patient information (past illness, medication) … Read more

4 main objectives of Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program

  CMS proposes to replace Meaningful Use with “Promoting Interoperability” Program with an aim to reduce redundancies and provide patients access to quality healthcare. The main goal of highlighting Interoperability as a fundamental feature is to ensure that the hospitals and providers are technologically and policy-wise equipped to help create a seamless flow of health data information between … Read more

The 21st Century Cures Act Uplifting Telehealth

On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, President Obama signed the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act into law, to “expedite the discovery, development, and delivery of new treatments and cures and maintain America’s global status as the leader in biomedical innovation”, according to the government fact sheet. The law’s 5 broad goals have seen the most press, funding to the fight … Read more