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By John Halamka 09:58 am April 28, 2009
In a recent letter to the HITSP panel describing the interoperability needed for meaningful use, I discussed point to point interoperability and persistent document exchange. Here are a few additional details about these approaches.
By John Moore 09:46 am April 27, 2009
In the incestuous world of the healthcare sector, HHS is bringing together the usual suspects in HIT to discuss what exactly “meaningful use” means within the context of the ARRA HITECH Act. The meeting will take place April 28 and 29, in Washington, DC.
By Neil Versel 10:54 am April 24, 2009
As the Department of Health and Human Services attempts to make sense of the stimulus legislation and create a health IT incentive program, the National Council on Vital and Health Statistics is holding a hearing next week on "meaningful use" of health information technology.
By John Halamka 10:51 am April 24, 2009
In my recent posts about the Limitations of Administrative Data and the Lessons Learned, I've concluded that clinical observations of symptoms and conditions coded in SNOMED-CT are the most relevant problem list data to share with patients and use for data analysis.
By Matthew Holt 12:02 pm April 21, 2009
Mayo Clinic and Microsoft are today launching a combined product called the Mayo Clinic Health Manager (and they'll be showing it Thursday 23rd at the Health 2.0 Meets Ix conference).
By John Halamka 09:28 am April 16, 2009
I've recently written about Wal-mart's effort to reduce the cost of EHR acquisition. Many folks have asked for more details about how the product will be promoted and sold. Here's the answer based on followup calls with the Wal-mart folks running the project.
By John Moore 09:04 am April 16, 2009
Since our post on Monday, where we highlighted the potential impact to PHR adoption of the Boston Globe story on one consumer’s less than ideal experience with Google Health, there has been a number of other conversations worthy of note...
By Edgar D. Staren, MD 10:05 am April 15, 2009
In previous articles we have introduced several steps which are critical to optimizing the successful implementation of electronic health records. Part of this process necessitates buy-in from organizational leadership (e.g. Board and senior administration) followed by clinical staff and other organizational membership.
By Jay Parkinson, MD 04:25 pm April 13, 2009
About two weeks ago, e-patient Dave sent me a link to his blog post about his Google Health information sucked out of the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston. It finally made the Boston Globe this morning.
By Will Weider 03:03 pm April 13, 2009
I love CCHIT. Having an independent body assess EHR functionality is a wonderful service for us buyers of that technology. CCHIT gives the seal of approval to those vendors that that have comprehensive EHR functionality requirement.