Health IT

Tue, 7/22/2014 - 4:58pm by Chad Johnson
Is innovation possible in health IT? This is a common question that is aimed directly at the enormous size of the healthcare industry in the U.S. and the costs associated with enterprise software. Many feel that in a large industry with human lives in the balance real innovation is impossible...Read more
Tue, 7/1/2014 - 4:06pm by Dave Shaver
I'm tainted. I've spent 21 years living, breathing, and creating two of the best interface engines on the planet. I do nothing all day but think about HL7 , integration engines, ease-of-use, long-term costs, benefits of features, user experience, etc. Our customers challenge my team to continue...Read more
Tue, 6/10/2014 - 3:51pm by Christopher Stehno
Now that you have a robust interface engine like Corepoint Integration Engine handling all or at least most of your message traffic, maybe it’s time to start thinking about what else the engine can do for you. For example, many organizations leverage the engine to transport their healthcare claims...Read more
Wed, 5/21/2014 - 8:09am by Chad Johnson
At the Texas Regional HIMSS conference, David Muntz, senior vice president and CIO at GetWellNetwork , offered some refreshingly provocative thoughts on the current state of the health IT industry. “There is no more opportunity than in health IT,” he said. However, focus is the top challenge for...Read more
Tue, 5/13/2014 - 3:18pm by Rob Brull
Ed Marx , SVP/CIO of Texas Health Resources, provided an uplifting start to the Texas HIMSS Regional conference in Dallas. The topic of the morning was “Creating and Sustaining Innovation.” With healthcare IT trying to provide the type of interoperability necessary to improve quality and keep up...Read more
Wed, 4/30/2014 - 4:17pm by Rob Brull
As the opening keynote speaker for the second day of Texas HIMSS Regional conference, Dave Levin , MD, CMIO at Cleveland Clinic, discussed transformation in healthcare, or lack thereof. Dr. Levin started off his presentation with statistics that we’ve seen before but don’t like to admit – while...Read more
Wed, 4/30/2014 - 3:56pm by Chad Johnson
Last week I attended the two-day Texas HIMSS Regional Conference in downtown Dallas. The event was well attended with approximately 600 attendees and 45 exhibitors – including your friendly, Texas-based health data interoperability vendor, Corepoint Health . Rob Brull and I attended several...Read more
Thu, 1/30/2014 - 9:51am by Jon Mertz
Working at Corepoint Health the past eight years has been special. As a company, we develop, implement, and support interoperability software , so we are literally in the middle of healthcare. Being in the middle creates opportunities and challenges and, through it all, our focus has always been, “...Read more
Thu, 9/19/2013 - 8:11am by Jon Mertz
With National Health IT Week underway, the question posed by HIMSS is: What is the value of health IT? A clear answer is data freedom. Health IT: What Is It All About? Before defining data freedom, it is good to define health information technology (IT). Health IT is: Systems to support the...Read more
Tue, 8/27/2013 - 3:27pm by Chad Johnson
Driven by major federal investments in health IT the past several years, hospitals, physicians and other providers have made significant strides in the adoption of EHRs and other health IT, according to a recent Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s annual report, “Health Information Technology in the...Read more

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