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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.

Technology: Connect and exchange data

Q. What is interoperability and why is it so important?

A. Interoperability is the ability to share healthcare data across the care continuum. It is a key emerging trend in the HME industry, and is becoming equally important to all healthcare-related organizations.

Embrace the benefits of interoperability

It’s no longer an interesting approach, but a must for long-term survival

In our professional life, most of us have been exposed to the definition of insanity. As the home and durable medical equipment industry manages multiple challenges within the sector, one constant remains true: we chase paper.