Interoperability

CMS Blue Button® 2.0 Fueling FHIR®

In our last blog we discussed how Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon are planning to leverage the HL7® FHIR® standard. This discussion would be incomplete without the mention of probably the largest FHIR solution in the country today managed by a (non-tech) organization. I am talking about Blue Button 2.0 by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Promoting Interoperability: Will the 2019 Proposed Changes Help? Part IV

Major restructuring is proposed for the Promoting Interoperability performance category for 2019. The redesign of this category aims at achieving better transition of care, improved communication between the caregivers, getting data for public health initiatives, and empowering patients to take charge of their care.  Will the PI category live up to it’s new name?

MIPS 2017 Incentives : OMG! CMS Analysis Was Spot On

In our last blog, we had discussed about the MIPS 2017 performance feedback reports that became available on June 29, 2018. These reports provide the final MIPS score and the corresponding final payment adjustment that will be applied to 2019 Part B payments. For most people, the final scores were what they expected. However, many are crying foul over the payment adjustments.

Interoperability: There is FHIR® at the End of the Tunnel

Over the last decade, billions of American tax payer dollars have been spent to achieve “interoperability” in healthcare. Has it worked? The answer depends on who you ask. However, everyone agrees that we have a long way to go. Can FHIR® might be the answer to the interoperability conundrum? 

Azure Cosmos DB & HL7® FHIR® - A Match Made in Heaven?

The key differentiator of FHIR from any previous standards used in the healthcare is the portability of FHIR “resources”. This granular approach to storing and consuming healthcare data opens up many more new opportunities as compared to the traditional document-based methods. However, this approach also presents some challenges. Can Azure Cosmos DB be the perfect solution to those challenges?