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Nick Knowlton

Smart Talk

Interoperability: Look toward the future

August 3, 2022Nick Knowlton

Q. Where do you see the future of interoperability?   A. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of interoperability in health care. With the sudden increase in telehealth appointments and remote patient monitoring, health care professionals who were or could quickly become interoperable were able to quickly adapt because they could exchange patient data seamlessly between different EHR systems. As a result, impact to patient care was minimized during a time of great strain.  Looking...

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Nick Knowlton

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Interoperability: Improve satisfaction, drive success

July 8, 2022Nick Knowlton

Q. How does interoperability impact clinician or provider satisfaction? A. Interoperability, by definition, is the ability of different information technology systems to communicate and exchange data, and to use the information that has been exchanged. In health care, that means being able to share information seamlessly between different electronic health records (EHRs), hospital systems and other care providers. Accordingly, the impact of interoperability is significant. If only it were that easy. The...

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Nick Knowlton

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Interoperability: Understand the challenges 

June 7, 2022Nick Knowlton

Q. What are the different types of interoperability and their challenges?  A. There are four different types, or levels, of interoperability: foundational, structural, semantic and organizational. Each presents its own set of challenges, but when viewed collectively, it's clear why interoperability isn’t just a good idea, but a necessity.   The most fundamental level of interoperability is foundational interoperability, which refers to the ability of two or more systems...

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Nick Knowlton

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Interoperability: Face the challenges

May 9, 2022Nick Knowlton

Q. If interoperability is simply about getting the right information to the right place at the right time, then why isn't it happening more often?  A. The answer, unfortunately, is that it's not always that simple. For a long time, the topic of interoperability was often synonymous with frustration for patients and providers alike. Instead of being sent electronically, information was locked in paper documents, misplaced, not sent at all or sent too late. With increasing industry...

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Business Development

Interoperability gains traction with HME

April 29, 2022John Andrews

Interoperability – the cyber pipeline for data sharing among various providers on the health care continuum – has been evolving over the past two decades since its launch during President George W. Bush’s administration in 2004. It was adopted primarily by large acute care organizations during its formative period, but it appears providers in the post-acute sector, including HME companies, are finally jumping on board.  “Health care interoperability is essential for...

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Pandemic accelerated interoperability need

April 29, 2021John Andrews

Between Zoom meetings, working remotely and virtual schooling, COVID-19 dramatically altered the way we connect with each other over the past year and in some respects, it forced people to utilize and better understand communications technology. It is emblematic of the adage “necessity is the mother of invention” – especially for HME providers toward business automation and interoperability. Information technology specialists are encouraged by signs of burgeoning connectivity...

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Dan Meyer

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Technology: Take 360-degree view

April 6, 2021Mark Ludwig

Q. How can providers take advantage of changing patient pathways through new technology and partnerships? A. Over the last few months, I focused on the value of Software as a Service (SaaS) tools and how effective they could be in maximizing outreach to patients, closing the patient-to-physician communication gap, increasing efficiency and improving patient outcomes. I will continue with that thinking but I thought I would start with an anecdote related to the Oculus Quest. I visited a friend...

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Brightree doubles down on RelayHealth

April 6, 2021HME News Staff

ATLANTA – Brightree’s pharmacy and home infusion customers can now easily access and enroll in a variety of RelayHealth offerings directly from Brightree’s RelayHealth Connection thanks to a newly expanded partnership. Customers have access to Pre- and Post-Edits for real-time feedback on submitted claims; and Patient Assistance Rx for two manufacturer-sponsored programs that automatically apply co-pay savings to patient prescriptions and convert denied claims...

Brightree, Home Infusion, Interoperability, Pharmacy, RelayHealth, software


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Interoperability becomes more than buzz word 

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Interoperability becomes more than buzz word 

March 12, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

BOSTON – CommonWell Health Alliance recently marked 1 billion document retrievals passing through its network, a milestone that was sped up by the COVID-19 pandemic, says Nick Knowlton, chairman of the organization and a Brightree exec.  “We’re running more transactions in a week than we did in an entire year in the beginning – we’ve seen a hockey stick uptake in interoperability,” said Knowlton, vice president,...

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DMEhub partners with Kno2, allowing it to integrate with virtually any EHR 

January 25, 2021HME News Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif., and BOISE, Idaho – DMEhub, an e-prescribe platform for ordering medical equipment and supplies, has partnered with Kno2 to enhance and further automate the DME ordering process. With Kno2’s interoperability as a service, DMEhub integrates with virtually every electronic health record system to save time, support the evidence for medical necessity and avoid duplicate orders. “This partnership with Kno2 gives DMEhub a greater...

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