Tag: interoperability

5 Ways Interoperability Can Benefit Home-Based Care

By: Navin Gupta, VP, Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty, MatrixCare The digital age has created an overhaul of technology within the healthcare industry – transforming health records into collections of electronic data that should simplify administration processes for providers everywhere. But just because health records have gone digital, doesn’t mean it makes communication any […]

Improving interoperability a goal for one-third of home health agencies, research shows

With the advancement of technology in the digital era, many providers want more access to electronic referrals. Many home health agencies plan to focus on closing the gap between what referring providers want and what agencies provide in terms of interoperability, according to the results of a survey from Brightree. Home health agencies’ interoperability proposals […]

Interoperability and post-acute implications

Editor’s note: This post has been republished with permission from the author, Reg’s blog. CMS stance/policy on interoperability among providers and the resultant debate are rather interesting. I encourage clients and readers to tune-in on this subject as the positive and negative implications are sweeping. Interoperability in this context means the ability of computer systems […]

64% of SNFs use EHRs, but far fewer have all four interoperability capabilities

Earlier this month, the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released findings from a nationally representative survey on EHR adoption and health information exchange among U.S. SNFs. The survey shows that in 2016, over half of all U.S. SNFs (64%) used EHRs to manage patient health information. However, only one […]

The American Hospital Association recommends how to measure EHR interoperability

The AHA recommended to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology that interoperability should be measured not only by electronic health information exchange and use, but should also include: availability of standards, structures and infrastructure to support those goals. One requirement of the Medicare Access and […]