CCDA Interfaces

CCDs are far from perfect as they often lack data that clinicians seek out and are sometimes difficult to work with; moreover, it has been evident that EMR vendors have not implemented them consistently. That said, they do provide a degree of standardization, and they have – to an extent – eased many of the headaches involved in providing meaningful and actionable healthcare data to end users whether it be on the administrative end or for care providers.

SMART on FHIR

SMART on FHIR             Previously, we have discussed FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) and its likely role as the future primary means of integrating healthcare data. To review, FHIR, allows developers and organizations to efficiently build healthcare information technology applications by accessing discrete data through standard APIs that work over Read more…

Is FHIR the Answer?

Is FHIR the Answer?             Without a doubt, healthcare interoperability has been a major challenge for organizations and vendors. Payment transformation – which has continued and will, given the messages provided by payers and the government, will continue – necessitates that pertinent clinical information be made available both at the Read more…