5 biggest interoperability stories in 2017

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Here are top five most-read interoperability stories reported by Becker's Hospital Review during 2017.

1. Epic reveals 'Share Everywhere' interoperability service

Epic released an interoperability service called "Share Everywhere" in the November update of its patient portal, MyChart.

2. This interoperability-focused startup was founded by 3 former Epic engineers

Niko Skievaski left Verona, Wis.-based Epic in 2013. James Lloyd left the same year, and Luke Bonney left the following February. Together, they founded a new Madison, Wis.-based startup — Redox — aimed at solving healthcare's interoperability challenge.

3. 5 takeaways from the White House hearing on interoperability

Jared Kushner, senior presidential advisor, and Seema Verma, CMS administrator, met with health IT leaders from the private and public sectors for EHR interoperability discussions Dec. 12.

4. KLAS: 14% of providers report 'deep interoperability' among disparate EMRs

Fourteen percent of respondents from hospitals and clinics indicated they have "deep interoperability" when sharing data among different EMRs, up from 6 percent last year, according to a KLAS Research report.

5. Cerner to extend free CommonWell interoperability services through 2020

Cerner President Zane Burke discussed the health IT company's data sharing efforts at the Cerner Health Conference in Kansas City, Mo., in October.

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