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
January 30, 2014 | Keith W. Boone | Network Infrastructure
My first connectathon was in 2004. I've now been to 10 of the last 11 North American connectathons. More
January 21, 2014 | Keith W. Boone | Network Infrastructure, Policy and Legislation
Where does a newbie go to get more information about HL7? More
December 30, 2013 | Keith W. Boone | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
There are days when I feel like an outsider to the ePatient movement. An alien looking in. I may show up in a list of ePatients somewhere, but I'm not really a patient, because I get paid to... More
December 18, 2013 | Keith W. Boone | Meaningful Use, Policy and Legislation
You've all probably heard by now that there's going to be a change to the Meaningful Use Stage 3 roll-out. So, what is in store? More
December 03, 2013 | Keith W. Boone | Telehealth
This question came up in one of my classes last week: What do you believe is/are the most likely and important applications of telemedicine/telehealth in the future? I liked my answer so much, I... More