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Karen DeSalvo: In hindsight, we needed common interoperability standards

A common set of standards for the exchange of electronic health information likely could have improved the current state of interoperability in the industry, National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo said.

DHMSM aftermath: Sorting out the winners and losers

The triumph of Cerner's team for the Pentagon's highly coveted electronic health record contract had as much to do with the Kansas City, Missouri, company's perceived strength on the interoperability front and its government experience as it did with rival Epic's inability to "play nice" with other systems, according to industry analysts.

Glimmers of hope on the interoperability horizon

Andy Slavitt sounded every bit the part of a an administrator looking to fundamentally change the way healthcare is delivered during his shared keynote address with National Coordinator for Health...

CommonWell Health Alliance to take network national

CommonWell Health Alliance continues to make interoperability more of a reality, announcing that five of its vendor members are going national.

Groups forge ahead with interoperability sans ONC

Stakeholders in health information exchange are not waiting on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's interoperability roadmap; instead they are taking their own steps to improve data sharing among electronic health record systems. 

CommonWell interoperability available this summer

Fifteen months after banding together in the name of electronic health record interoperability, the CommonWell Health Alliance--which includes EHR vendors Allscripts, athenahealth, Cerner, CPSI, Greenway and McKesson--plans to officially begin delivering on that promise this summer.

CommonWell to test interoperability in three states

The CommonWell Health Alliance--a group of competing electronic health record vendors that came together last March for a stated goal of interoperability with one another--on Wednesday announced participating regions for its first rollout. Chicago; Elkin and Henderson in North Carolina; and Columbia, South Carolina all will serve as initial test beds for CommonWell's interoperability services.

Judy Faulkner: Criticism that Epic system stymies interoperability 'unfair'

Responding to criticisms that Epic's electronic health record systems are closed and, thus, difficult to integrate with third-party vendors, CEO Judy Faulkner, in a rare  interview  granted to  Forbes, called such accusations "totally wrong."

Epic's Faulkner: CommonWell Alliance raises questions

Epic CEO Judy Faulkner said at this week's Health IT Policy Committee meeting that not being invited to be part of the CommonWell Health Alliance prior to its announcement at HIMSS13 last month has caused her to have doubts about its motives.

HIMSS13 wrap-up: The news you may have missed

In this special issue of  FierceHealthIT, you'll find exclusive interviews and coverage of the 2013 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference, held in New Orleans last week. But we couldn't fit all the news from the show in one issue if we had an exhibit-hall-sized shoehorn. So here are some of the stories you may have missed.