Fostering interoperability: Blockchain comes to healthcare

Blockchain interoperability

There’s been a lot of hype surrounding blockchain technology. It’s being applied to many industries, from finance to healthcare. But blockchain isn’t merely the latest hot topic. People are taking it seriously.  And it’s predicted that it can play a … Continue reading

SMART on FHIR: What it means, and why it matters

The healthcare market is evolving, as providers and patients demand the kind of access to data that they experience in other industries, such as banking. Today, a new technology platform aims to improve interoperability by allowing healthcare data to be … Continue reading

Quest Diagnostics leverages blockchain technology to enhance doctor directories

Quest Diagnostics Blockchain

Five leading health care organizations – Humana, MultiPlan, Quest Diagnostics, and UnitedHealth Group’s Optum and UnitedHealthcare – announced that they are launching a pilot program applying blockchain technology to improve data quality and reduce administrative costs associated with changes to … Continue reading

7 features to consider when choosing an EHR vendor

Quanum EHR

Your practice likely has an electronic health record (EHR). By now, most physician practices have made the switch from paper to electronic charts. But maybe, in this first year of reporting for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), you’ve discovered that your EHR does not meet the requirements or standards of the program. It’s probably becoming evident as you collect data for this introductory year, and it will become even more evident in 2018.

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