Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE)

By Keith W. Boone 08:27 am April 02, 2013
I keep hearing that "There's no standards for that," or that "There's too many optional features in that data element." Sometimes these pronouncements come from people who should know better, and other times, it simply comes from folks who don't know that there are other places to look.
By Rob Brull 08:54 am March 27, 2013
A new term spreading (almost like fire) through the healthcare interoperability world is HL7 FHIR, pronounced as “fire.”
By Keith W. Boone 08:12 am December 20, 2012
Yesterday I talked about where I'd been last year. Today I'm going to cover where I think things are headed in the U.S. (at least for me).
By Keith W. Boone 09:38 am December 04, 2012
I'm in DC for IHE meetings Tuesday and Wednesday, and giving a session at the 2012 mHealthSummit Wednesday afternoon on Trends on Mobile Interoperability and Standards. I scheduled my travel to attend the IHE educational session held on Monday, but decided to take advantage of by mHealthSummit badge to take look at the conference instead.
By Keith W. Boone 09:50 am October 23, 2012
We had an extensive discussion about guidelines for producing content for ABBI on the content call today. It was challenging in several ways.
By Keith W. Boone 08:13 am August 30, 2012
Apparently not. I missed something pretty important in my review of the Standards rules with respect to quality reporting. All I can say was that it was late...
By Keith W. Boone 08:49 am July 10, 2012
Now that my brief holiday is over, I'm back to thinking about standards again. One of the things that I've noted over the past 4 years of blogging is the increased influence of social media on Health IT regulation and standards.
By Chad Johnson 08:16 am June 19, 2012
Even with the industry’s current focus on health information exchange and electronic health records, a truly interoperable healthcare system can at times seem as likely as a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
By Helen Figge 08:27 am March 12, 2012
So much activity from the various government initiatives is at times overwhelming, but HIMSS has the ability to level set the various government efforts through the various educational campaigns.
By John Halamka 08:46 am December 20, 2011
The December HIT Standards Committee included a discussion of the work ahead for the next year based on the priorities we've heard from stakeholders. We'll have 10 in person and 2 telephonic meetings in 2012.

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