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Jeff McGeath, Senior VP of Software Solutions, Iatric Systems

Jeff is a skilled technology leader with a history of creating solutions that connect disparate information systems to give healthcare providers better access to patient data and improve patient care. He has more than 16 years of healthcare IT experience, including eight years dedicated to medical device integration. Jeff co-founded Accent on Integration (AOI) in 2006 before joining Iatric Systems in 2013. He is also co-chair of IHE’s Patient Care Device Technical Committee.

The Path Forward for HIEs, and What I Learned at the SHIEC Annual Conference

I recently attended the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) annual conference in Indianapolis. I had the honor of presenting Iatric Systems thoughts on how to increase HIE utilization with our very disruptive FlexButtonTM technology.

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Top Interoperability Posts of 2016...and some 2017 Healthcare IT Trends

One of my favorite things about ending a year is taking a look back at the highlights from the year, reflecting on accomplishments, and then quickly turning to look at the possibilities ahead for the new year.

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Healthcare CIOs Share Their Interoperability Challenges

Is interoperability a challenge at your hospital? Do the frank opinions of hospital CIOs matter to you?

If so, you might be interested in the thoughts and perspectives shared in a focus group at HIMSS16. The topic: Defining Interoperability Challenges, Priorities, and Solutions for 2016. About 18 CIOs attended, representing hospitals, public health agencies, and similar organizations.

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Using FHIR for Interoperability – Is it the next big thing?

Since the draft FHIR specifications were released last year, I have had the opportunity to talk to a lot of healthcare IT leaders, hospital CIOs, and other vendors about its implementation and benefits. The consensus so far is that FHIR is easier to use, can accelerate 3rd party integration, and will bring Generation Y companies to healthcare quicker. This ultimately leads to improved patient care.

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