May 26, 2015 | Keith W. Boone | Policy and Legislation
The 21st Century Cures Act recently cleared a hurdle to go onto the next step. Quite frankly, having read various versions of the bill, and having seen its evolution, I have to wonder who should... More
March 04, 2015 | Keith W. Boone | Policy and Legislation, Interoperability, HL7
One of the biggest unrecognized challenges to balance in consensus standards development processes is lack of balance in governance. More
January 23, 2015 | Keith W. Boone | Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
The first official meeting of the Healthcare Standards Integration workgoup was convened at the HL7 working group meeting, to review feedback on FHIR resources that had already been jointly developed... More
January 08, 2015 | Keith W. Boone | Business Intelligence, Interoperability
Consider McDonald's, Wendy's, and Burger King, and your favorite sit-down restaurant, and your favorite diner, and your favorite sushi place. Do they all do the same thing? Basically. But... More
January 05, 2015 | Keith W. Boone | Meaningful Use, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
In looking back over 2014, and looking forward to 2015, two things stand out: uncertainty and change. More
December 09, 2014 | Keith W. Boone | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
Whatever it is -- if it involves health IT, interoperability, or anything else -- the answer seems to be FHIR. More
November 17, 2014 | Keith W. Boone | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
Several IHE Domains met last week to discuss work items for the coming season of interoperability. More
October 21, 2014 | Keith W. Boone | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
The fundamental organization of data in an EHR around information documented during an encounter isn't likely to change whether you look at a large grained document-centric approach, or a finer-... More
October 09, 2014 | Keith W. Boone | Quality and Safety
In trying to work through an issue with internet tech support, Keith Boone ran into a problem that patients (especially chronic ones) have with their doctors. More
September 15, 2014 | Keith W. Boone | Meaningful Use, Interoperability
One of the most amusing things (because if I didn't laugh I might cry) about the meaningful use program is the way that executives who have never paid anything more but lip service to standards... More
July 21, 2014 | Keith W. Boone | Electronic Health Records
I hear the complaint that implementing an EHR changes their workflow from a lot of physicians and nurses. I also hear that EHR X is no good because it is just an electronic version of their existing... More
July 03, 2014 | Keith W. Boone | Meaningful Use, Policy and Legislation
One way that standards happen is when a single organization decides that a standard should exist and funds the development of it. The question that concerns me about this is what happens when the... More
June 13, 2014 | Keith W. Boone | Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
Several times over the past several days I've had to deal with issues of policy which were raised as problems preventing interoperability. More
April 23, 2014 | Keith W. Boone | Health Information Exchange (HIE)
I don't know how many times I've been asked that question, or attempted to answer it. The short answer is fairly simple. More
February 26, 2014 | Keith W. Boone | Meaningful Use
If you've been reading the Meaningful Use 2015 NPRM as I recently did, you probably came across the discussion around requiring certified products to accept 95 percent of CDA documents. More