How Can You Create a Secure FHIR® Ecosystem?
FHIR® focuses on decreasing interoperability costs and unlocking technical innovation in healthcare, and it does this by supporting an ecosystem of information providers and consumers via open APIs.
How has RaaS impacted the University of Louisville?
Darren Powell, Director - IT Integration at the University of Louisville Hospital, on the impact of RaaS.
For more information on Rhapsody as a Service, visit: http://rhapsody.health
University of Louisville Hospital - A Rhapsody Case Study
Darren Powell, Director - IT Integration at the University of Louisville Hospital, discusses the success of their Rhapsody as a Service partnership. For more information on Rhapsody as a Service, visit: http://rhapsody.health
This price is right: How moving to the cloud can save you money
One of the most compelling reasons to migrate to the cloud is the well marketed ‘cost savings’ that come from the transition.
Cloud-based Health IT: Now is the Time
Healthcare has lagged behind other industries in moving to the cloud, partly for good reason and partly due to inertia.
Using Rhapsody as a FHIR® façade (Part One)
Dr. David Hay deep-dives into Rhapsody and FHIR®.
What is telehealth?
‘Telehealth’ is a broad, multi-faceted, term that can mean different things to different people.
Five key innovations in telehealth today
Telehealth has grown to become a key concept in healthcare delivery, using technology to build bridges between patients and the care they need.
Ecosystem Thinking Accelerates Innovation
How could thinking about interoperability as an ecosystem help?
How to Involve Clinicians in Health IT Projects
We need clinicians deeply involved in healthcare projects – it’s well recognized that projects that are clinically led have a higher success rate than those that are technically led.
The Basic Architecture of Rhapsody as a Service
RaaS is a fully managed, monitored and supported implementation of Rhapsody, hosted in a cloud environment to meet the expectations of the popular Software-as-a-Service model.
University of Louisville Hospital goes live with Rhapsody as a Service
Powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), RaaS is providing UofL Hospital rapid and scalable interoperability, connecting disparate technologies within their healthcare system.
Why a partnership between telehealth and integration is important
Telehealth is one of the fastest growing areas of healthcare and behavioral health is the latest specialty to use it to achieve better clinical outcomes, increased patient satisfaction, and lower cost
Are you prepared for IoT in Healthcare?
Rhapsody as a Service (RaaS) combines the best-in-class integration engine, Rhapsody, with all of the forward-thinking features required for providers wanting to prepare for, and capitalize on, IoT.
Are you getting the most out of Rhapsody and the Mapper?
Orion Health’s Rhapsody Certification Program upskills users, and providers, to get the most out of the integration engine and its many features, such as the Mapper.
The Internet of Things is Coming to Healthcare
The Internet of Things is slowly but surely becoming integrated into many aspects of society but a number of the features we have come to expect in our homes have yet to be implemented in hospitals.
Are You Rhapsody Certified?
While Rhapsody is a very intuitive integration engine, there are still a number of tips and tricks that can help staff working with Rhapsody to expand their knowledge and be more efficient.
Three key things to look for in an integration engine
To determine which engine is best for your organization you should consider as many options as possible and ask some tough questions.
Five nines: a worthy pursuit or a waste of money?
As increasing numbers of organizations move to the cloud, software vendors pursuit of perfection is intensifying and nowhere is it more obvious than in their search for the elusive ‘five nines’.
Why is interoperability so important for healthcare organizations?
Interoperability - or rather a lack of interoperability - remains a dilemma for many healthcare organizations.
Ecosystem Thinking Based on FHIR® APIs
Ecosystem thinking gives us the ability to achieve a truly open healthcare data system, by enabling healthcare information to be made available where and when it is needed.
Three steps to plan your journey to the cloud
As healthcare organizations plan their journey to the cloud, it is essential to remember that it is a multi-faceted, iterative process that takes time, planning and new operational models
Why is the Future of Computing in the Cloud?
Most industries have almost entirely migrated to the cloud and now one of the most regulated industries, healthcare, is starting to take advantage of recent developments.
The Current State of Interoperability
Around the world, clinicians and managers in medical organizations are fighting to achieve plug-and-play interoperability by unifying organizations to bring about change.
clinFHIR: A tool for clinicians & business analysts
An open source tool called clinFHIR has been developed both to educate new users, and to assist the developers of FHIR
Why are tech giants moving into the cloud?
These days it’s impossible to talk about major innovations in the tech sector without, at some point, coming across the subject of cloud-based data hosting services
The Seamless Integration of Systems
As we move to orient the health system around patients and their lifestyles, we must provide more integrated care so we can deliver care that best serves individuals
From FHIR® profiling through to coping with different FHIR® versions
FHIR® aims to speed application development and interoperability, plus boost information sharing in healthcare, especially on mobile platforms.
Slow and Steady: The Journey Toward Interoperability
In this world of instant communication and seemingly endless amounts of disruptive apps, it may seem like health information technology has languished.
Breaking Down Barriers to Interoperability
We are rapidly moving into a highly complex—and potentially very hard to manage—global health landscape, and keeping on top of this change is essential to remaining effective as providers.
Interoperability vs. the Opioid Crisis
The opioid crisis has passed a catastrophic milestone in the United States, taking the lives of over 100 Americans a day with no sign of slowing.
Despite Challenges, ‘Interoperability Advancements Will Likely Continue’
Before true interoperability in healthcare is achieved, a number of challenges will have to be addressed.
What is a FHIR® Connectathon? And how do these events evolve this health IT standard?
Part of the reason why FHIR® has gained such a large following in a short time has been the focus on involving the implementer community in the design and evolution of the standard.
FHIR® is now Release 3! So what does that actually mean?
Rather than a single organization developing a standard for use by implementers, it has been developed from the very beginning by the community that is actually using it.
Achieving Integrated Care as the Foundation of Population Health Management: The Drivers for Change, Part 3
Bring together all parties involved in delivering healthcare to coordinate their services through the sharing of information and transform healthcare into a seamless experience for the patient.
FHIR® - The Basics
Successful health IT can improve patient care and enable patients to become more involved. The health IT domain is complicated and FHIR® helps to reduce the complexity.
Achieving Integrated Care as the Foundation of Population Health Management: The Drivers for Change, Part 2
One of the most complex and critical aspects of that is building an IT infrastructure that enables all participants in the healthcare system to access and share the information they need
Achieving Integrated Care as the Foundation of Population Health Management: The Drivers for Change, Part 1
Integrated care is the goal of health systems worldwide, and there are numerous drivers for this.
The Move Toward API-Based Development and Integration
Brian Murphy, an industry analyst for Chilmark Research, recently anatomized open application programming interfaces (APIs) in the healthcare sector for a 32-page research report.
Why is it important for Clinicians to become actively involved in FHIR®?
It is very important for clinicians to become actively involved in FHIR and health IT projects will benefit from having end users involved earlier in the process.
How to Recreate Your Original Custom Logic in Your New Integration Engine
Recreating the custom logic that was built into a legacy integration engine is one of the most challenging aspects of an integration engine migration.
Four Essential Things to Do to Prepare for a New Integration Engine
Organizations that follow these four steps will do more than ensure that their migration effort is optimized
APIs Alone Can't Deliver Last-Mile Integration in Healthcare
In healthcare, there is a vast disparity between data formats. No two healthcare software systems speak exactly the same language—at most, they speak dialects of the same language.
Why Is a Healthcare Focused Integration Engine Essential?
Acute hospitals are required to be operational 24/7, therefore so is the requirement to seamlessly integrate different systems and enable connected solutions which provide interoperability.
Five Steps to Take Before Selecting Your Next Integration Engine
By all measures, choosing an integration engine is tough. Be sure to consider all of the vendors available and partner with one who has a record of successfully migrating legacy engines.
Fueling the Journey towards APIs for Interoperability
By using these APIs in real-life software development, we have accelerated essential learnings that no amount of desktop research could’ve given us.
Ensure Your Integration Engine’s Migration Success
Like any critical project, the process of migrating from your legacy integration engine requires a strong plan.
Public Health 3.0: A Timely Upgrade
Healthcare is about treating one patient at a time using medicine. Public health, especially epidemiology, is about treating whole populations using statistics and policy tools.
What Can Health IT Learn from Detroit? How the Demise of the V8 Can Inform Healthcare Integration
Healthcare has lagged behind other industries in terms of technological advancement. But that is about to change.
To Infinity and Beyond: Our Journey to Immortality
For many, the finite and fleeting nature of life gives it sincere significance and purpose, but we should not exclude others searching for the elixir of eternal life.
Real-Time Integration Really Matters: Five Reasons Why
Why wouldn’t a healthcare IT leader concern himself with real-time integration?
SMART on FHIR® Supports Safe Access to Healthcare Data
SMART adds a layer of security in front of FHIR® interfaces to support safe access to data held within an EHR or any other repository.
In the Cloud We Trust
These days, the cloud isn’t just the domain of start-ups and early adopters—it truly is becoming mainstream and mainstream for enterprises.
How To Choose A New Integration Engine
An integration engine that is scalable, powerful, and easy-to-use is crucial. Are you ready to make this important decision?
Setting the World on FHIR®: Three Reasons Why This Hot New Standard is Sparking Action
What is it about FHIR that’s inspiring HL7 and IHE to explicitly ratify their commitment to realizing and implementing the standard as soon as humanly possible?
It's Time to Build Better Patient Experiences
Healthcare providers must begin to think of the patient as a consumer and embrace technology and the collaboration it enables.
FHIR® is Sparking Innovation in Health Information Sharing
FHIR® improves access to a more complete, higher quality electronic healthcare record, by being able to include data from traditional sources like laboratory results and to evolving sources.
What are your Concerns about Interoperability, in your Healthcare Organization?
The goal is to invest in an integration engine that maintains a connected network of systems, with stress-free pro-active monitoring.
The Importance of Integrating Clinical Data into Payer Organizations
To be successful, payer organizations must be able to facilitate access to the same information set, including both clinical and claims data.
The Role of Open API's in Healthcare Interoperability
It's important to realize that though an open API strategy serves a role within the interoperability puzzle, it isn't the solution.