Datica Blog

Complete Guide to HL7 Standards

August 1, 2019

Understanding one of the most commonly used healthcare standards worldwide is just the beginning. Our complete guide to HL7 standards will get you on the way to becoming a health data exchange expert.

Dave Levin, MD

Chief Medical Officer

June 25, 2019

Sansoro Health and Datica combine forces to support healthcare’s data-driven transformation to the cloud

To support delivery of better outcomes at lower cost, digital health solutions require patient data in the cloud. To directly address this industry need, Sansoro Health and Datica have merged.

June 18, 2019

22 Health IT Experts Reveal the Single Best Way to Simplify Interoperability in Healthcare IT

We reached out to a panel of healthcare IT pros and asked them to answer this question: “What’s the single best way to simplify interoperability in healthcare IT?”

June 17, 2019

4 Reasons Why EHR Interoperability is a Mess (and How to Fix It)

Interoperability is crucial to accessing patient data for proactive care delivery and better outcomes. EHRs and other Health IT (HIT) systems must be able to communicate with each other to support accurate, efficient, and meaningful exchange of clinical data.

June 10, 2019

ONC & CMS Proposed Rules | Part 6: Payer Data Requirements

The new ONC & CMS proposed rules are also adding payer data requirements focused around APIs, electronic notification requirements, and data exchange between payers and participation in health information exchange networks.

May 14, 2019

4 Best Practices for Successful EHR Data Integration

Healthcare is creating mountains of data every single day. However, much of this data is isolated in data silos or formatted in non-standard systems. To effectively leverage this incredible resource, we provide four best practices for EHR data integration that organizations can use to be on the cutting of health IT and advanced analytics.

May 9, 2019

50 Best Fast Healthcare Interoperability (FHIR) Resources, Part 2

Part 2: Understanding Fast Helathcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) and their role in interoperability are important aspects in the modern world of healthcare. In this top list, we’ll continue the list of articles, podcasts, case studies, blogs, and forums to help with your FHIR knowledge.

50 Best Fast Healthcare Interoperability (FHIR) Resources

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May 8, 2019

Understanding Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) and their role in interoperability are important aspects in the modern world of healthcare. In this top list, we’ll provide articles, podcasts, case studies, blogs, and forums to help with your FHIR knowledge.

Designing Safe and Effective Digital Health Applications

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May 8, 2019

Health IT is on the cusp of an “App Revolution.” Careful attention to basic design principles combined with a methodical approach to screening and addressing issues can go a long way towards ensuring the revolution will be both safe and effective.

Innovation Amidst the Crisis: Health IT and the Opioid Abuse Epidemic – A Strategic Framework

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May 8, 2019

This multi-part series will focus on the role technology can play in addressing the opioid crisis. Part one of the series proposed a strategic framework for evaluating and pursuing technical solutions.

ONC & CMS Proposed Rules | Part 5: Business Models

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May 6, 2019

The ONC/CMS proposed rules have raised a lot of questions around business models, innovation, and profitability.

The IT Developer’s Guide to FHIR for Healthcare

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May 6, 2019

We’ve put together this guide to provide IT developers with a comprehensive overview of FHIR, including the basics of how FHIR works, how to implement FHIR, and valuable learning resources for those who want to delve even deeper into FHIR.

ONC & CMS Proposed Rules | Part 4: Information Blocking

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April 19, 2019

ONC and CMS have crafted an interlocking set of requirements, definitions and enforcement mechanisms to address the root causes of information blocking. Check out our analysis.

What is HL7?

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April 18, 2019

HL7 is the most important standard currently used in healthcare but, while it is used in almost every health application and health system, there is still confusion over what it actually is and how it works. This article provides a high level summary of HL7, its strengths, weaknesses, and how APIs are changing the entire healthcare interoperability industry.

Watch a live preview of Datica CCMS on April 24

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April 17, 2019

Datica CCMS is now available in a limited release and the initial reviews are extremely positive. Join a live demo to see all the product can do for you.

ONC & CMS Proposed Rules | Part 3: Data Requirements

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April 8, 2019

Proposed final rules on interoperability, data blocking and other activities as part of implementing the 21st Century Cures Act have been set forth by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), which includes new data added to the Common Clinical Data Set (CCDS) used for ONC certification.

What’s an Application Developer's Responsibility for HIPAA?

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April 2, 2019

To get started down that road to HIPAA compliance, application developers first need to understand the basic categories of HIPAA controls and which ones apply to them.