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WellSky on breaking down ‘electronic silos’


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A new framework for interoperability from WellSky allows its provider customers to better communicate across various patient data exchanges — all electronically.

Somnoware enhances platform


SUNNYVALE, Calf. – Somnoware, a provider of digital health software, has launched an enhanced DME-ordering capability for enterprise healthcare systems.

Enter the new age of interoperability

Despite all of the forward momentum, certain sectors of the healthcare industry have been left behind when it comes to interoperability and desperately need to catch up to survive—most of all, those in the post-acute space and HME providers, in particular

Over the last decade, there has been a huge investment into health information technology. It’s no surprise then that the landscape of HIT has evolved tremendously. In today’s world of HIT, interoperability is the word at the forefront of every practitioner’s mind.

Brightree offers new integrated solution


ATLANTA – Brightree has launched eReferral Integration with athenahealth network, a provider of network-enabled services for hospitals and ambulatory clients. Now, any office can refer patients to HME providers the same way they refer to other healthcare settings.

Integration platform Bridge Connector draws investors


PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – With a seed investment of $4.5 million announced on June 5, Bridge Connector is officially open for business, says CEO and founder David Wenger.

Interoperability: Align yourself with the gov’t

Q. How can we align initiatives in interoperability with government efforts and mandates?

A. Interoperability has been and will continue to be of great importance to the federal government.

Interoperability: Take better care of patients—and payments

Q. How can interoperability have a positive impact on my reimbursement?

A. At a conference in February, I participated in a demonstration of a new patient-centric interoperability experience to show how data can follow a patient through their transition from acute to home care to primary care.

Interoperability: Leverage what's already there

Q. There is a lot of talk recently about interoperability. How will it affect HME providers?

A. Interoperability is simply the right information moving to the right place at the right time.

Summit snapshots on interoperability, M&A and outcomes

Friday, September 23, 2016

We'll have two stories in our HME Newswire on Monday about different sessions at this week's HME News Business Summit.

E-prescribing: Embrace interoperability

Q. Are we the barrier to interoperability?

A. At the recent annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference, a major industry pledge was announced by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information.