Cerner teams up with Uber to help patients get to appointments

Cerner and Uber are collaborating to help get patients to and from their doctor’s appointments – addressing a major social determinant of health that hinders the cost-effective management of chronic conditions. WHY IT MATTERS The Uber Health app will soon be available for integration into Cerner’s electronic health record, enabling…

ONC names Sequoia Project as TEFCA coordinator

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has awarded a new cooperative agreement to the Sequoia Project to run a major component of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, or TEFCA. WHY IT MATTERS As the recognized coordinating entity for TEFCA, Sequoia Project is charged with developing,…

NHSX, NHS England publish list of accredited EPR suppliers

In a flurry of announcements regarding the health service this week, including a £250m national AI lab, NHSX and NHS England have released a list of accredited electronic patient record (EPR) suppliers to ensure those purchasing get the “best value for money” when looking at new solutions. The vendors were assessed by experts…

How to gauge the value of precision medicine programs

Every health system understands the potential of precision medicine, but not all of them are quite ready to take the plunge into the complex and expensive project of actually starting a precision medicine initiative. At HIMSS19 on Monday, Dr. James Weese, vice president of Aurora Cancer Care at Milwaukee-based Advocate…

Pew: Here's what APIs need to succeed for healthcare

Application programming interfaces are all the rage in healthcare and just about every other industry undergoing digital transformation. And with the release of Health Level 7’s Fast Health Interoperability Resources 4 earlier this month, the excitement around open APIs, FHIR and data interoperability just kicked into a higher gear. “Increasing…