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CMS Head: We’re Working Toward Interoperability. Are You?

August 16, 2018

From Healthcare Analytics News: Healthcare is stuck in a 1990s time warp. That’s according to Seema Verma, M.P.H., who heads the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)… …But in spite of these steps forward, healthcare organizations still depend on faxes, CD-ROMs and paper notes. Interoperability remains elusive, and patients still don’t have access to, never […]

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Data Exchange Interoperability

November 1, 2017

The problem we solve: Health information exchanges (HIEs) aggregate patient data across health organizations within a given geographic region. Information in HIEs can be incredibly helpful to a physician providing care for a patient, because it often adds important data that are not available in the physician’s electronic health record (EHR). However, the physician typically […]

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Proprietary vs. Interoperability

May 17, 2014

Definitions from Webopedia Interoperability:  The ability of software and hardware on different machines from different vendors to share data. Proprietary:  Privately owned and controlled. A proprietary design or technique is one that is owned by a company. It also implies that the company has not divulged specifications that would allow other companies to duplicate the […]

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Interoperability

January 22, 2014

From my January Inscriptions article: Imagine a world in which if you owned a Ford you could only fill up at a Ford gas station with Ford gas. Toyota gas won’t work. You can only drive in the Ford lane and take the Ford off ramp. If the Ford off ramp is closed for repairs you […]

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Intraoral Camera and Interoperability

April 5, 2013

Interoperability is the ability of different technologies from different manufacturers to work together. UVC is a tech industry standard for use with streaming video devices like web cams, camcorders and most important for us intraoral video cameras. If a camera is UVC compliant it will plug and play with any standard computer both Windows and […]

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Interoperability: Opening the Industry to Open Technologies

March 1, 2013

This week in Dentalcompare: Imagine a world where cars are managed like dental technology. If you owned a Chevy you could only fill up at a Chevy filling station using Chevy gas. Honda gas won’t work. You can only drive in the Chevy lane and take the Chevy off ramp. If the Chevy off ramp […]

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Why interoperability is taking so darn long

December 1, 2012

HT Titus Schleyer Hospitals can have hundreds of IT systems. Vendors have built proprietary databases. Not everyone follows the same standards. Health systems fear sharing data with competitors. Policymakers have not focused on health information exchange or EHR usability. via AMIA: Why interoperability is ‘taking so darn long’ | Healthcare IT News. The article outlines […]

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Interoperability vs. Proprietary

December 24, 2009

Interoperability:  The ability of software and hardware on different machines from different vendors to share data. Proprietary:  Privately owned and controlled. A proprietary design or technique is one that is owned by a company. It also implies that the company has not divulged specifications that would allow other companies to duplicate the product.

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Interoperability vs. Proprietary

June 17, 2009

Definitions from Webopedia Interoperability:  The ability of software and hardware on different machines from different vendors to share data. Proprietary:  Privately owned and controlled. A proprietary design or technique is one that is owned by a company. It also implies that the company has not divulged specifications that would allow other companies to duplicate the […]

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Interoperability vs. Proprietary

April 13, 2009

Interoperability vs. Proprietary Definitions from Webopedia Interoperability:  The ability of software and hardware on different machines from different vendors to share data. Proprietary:  Privately owned and controlled. A proprietary design or technique is one that is owned by a company. It also implies that the company has not divulged specifications that would allow other companies […]

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Interoperability vs. Proprietary

January 26, 2009

Definitions from Webopedia Interoperability:  The ability of software and hardware on different machines from different vendors to share data. Proprietary:  Privately owned and controlled. A proprietary design or technique is one that is owned by a company. It also implies that the company has not divulged specifications that would allow other companies to duplicate the […]

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News for April 1, 2019

April 1, 2019

Dental laboratories in Russia were forced to stop production last week after it was announced that there was no evidence of Russian Occlusion. Google announced a new corporate motto. Instead of “Don’t be Evil” the new motto is “Whatever”. Over 1.7 billion people use Facebook. Sadly this is not an April Fools joke. Due to […]

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Death by a Thousand Clicks: Where Electronic Health Records Went Wrong

March 21, 2019

From Fortune: Follow the link and read the whole thing. Electronic health records were supposed to do a lot: make medicine safer, bring higher-quality care, empower patients, and yes, even save money. Boosters heralded an age when researchers could harness the big data within to reveal the most effective treatments for disease and sharply reduce medical […]

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HIMSS19: Loud and clear message from feds on patient data: It belongs to patients

March 14, 2019

From FierceHealthcare: Officials put industry stakeholders on notice over efforts to block patients’ access to their data. The Department of Health and Human Services made public several proposed rules aimed at increasing consumer access to their health data, but whether these regulations lead to the long-held goal of industrywide interoperability will take years to determine. Source: HIMSS19: Loud […]

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Eaglesoft, Demand Force, Sesame

October 25, 2018

Bumped from Aug 30. I find this very disturbing. From Eaglesoft support: If you are a current DemandForce/Sesame user, the interface with Eaglesoft will no longer work after Oct 31, 2018. Please reach out to eServices Sales at 800.294.8504 to further discuss the many options available. Source: Support Home Page Who owns the data? It seems […]

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Henry Schein One

September 20, 2018

  “With the creation of Henry Schein One, we have advanced our dental business strategy by bringing together the leaders in dental software and web-based applications to build a powerful new engine that will enable dental professionals to be more efficient and to enhance their ability to deliver high-quality care to patients,” said Stanley M. […]

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Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft and others make health data pledge to Ease Patient, Provider Access to Health Data

September 18, 2018

From CNBC: There are many broken things about the U.S. health care system. But one of the biggest and most overlooked problems is that patients still find it too hard to share their medical information between doctors, especially those working in different hospitals. Source: Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft and others make health data pledge This is […]

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Trump Administration Wants to Take On Medical-Records Puzzle

March 13, 2018

From Bloomberg via ADA News: “At a time when health-care data is being generated from so many sources, too often that data runs into the hard walls of closed systems that hold patients, and their information, hostage,” said Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, …“Patients ought to have control of their […]

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Apple Adds Medical Records Feature for iPhone

February 5, 2018

From NYT: The feature is to become part of Apple’s popular Health app. It will enable users to transfer clinical data — like cholesterol levels and lists of medications prescribed by their doctors — directly from their medical providers to their iPhones,… Source: Apple, in Sign of Health Ambitions, Adds Medical Records Feature for iPhone […]

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What Hospitals Can Learn from Airlines About Buying Equipment

January 25, 2018

From Medtronic: One big reason why is that hospitals purchase technologies without requiring that they communicate with each other. The optimal air flow is based on a straightforward calculation using the height of the patient. Height data, however, resides in the electronic medical record, which typically does not communicate with the ventilator… …Because similar gaps […]

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