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Doug Fridsma ONC
By By Doug Fridsma, MD, ONC 03:08 pm February 18, 2013
One thing I've learned in the government is that words matter, and sometimes, particularly in complicated or technical areas, it can be hard to use words that are precise and accurate.
By Erin McCann 02:41 pm February 18, 2013
Healthcare providers in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska can now exchange Direct secure messages across state lines, thanks to a collaborative effort among three state health information exchanges.
By Erin McCann 10:07 am January 23, 2013
Healthcare providers in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska can now exchange Direct secure messages across state lines, thanks to a collaborative effort among three state health information exchanges.
Interop
By Neil Versel 12:00 am January 01, 2013
Hospitals can have hundreds of IT systems. Vendors have built proprietary databases. Not everyone follows the same standards. Health systems fear sharing data with competitors. Policymakers have not focused on health information exchange or EHR usability.
By Mike Miliard 03:02 pm November 13, 2012
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) announced Tuesday that it will partner with DirectTrust.org to create a national accreditation program for health information service providers.
By Neil Versel 10:13 am November 08, 2012
An expert panel at the just-concluded American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium in Chicago discusses why interoperability in healthcare remains elusive.
By Bernie Monegain 02:56 pm November 03, 2012
It's been said time and time again. Simply putting paper records in a digital format does not transformation make. How would the data get to the patient or to the specialist who needs to see it, or to a hospital ER in another state across the country? It's the ability to move critical data where and when it's needed that makes the difference.
By Neil Versel 11:39 am October 04, 2012
Healthcare innovation doesn't have to come from ivory towers or sprawling Silicon Valley campuses. The people in the trenches of health information management need to contribute, too, according to former federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra.
By Mike Miliard 10:57 am July 30, 2012
The North Carolina Health Information Exchange (NC HIE) has expanded its reach with the implementation of Orion Health Direct Secure Messaging, offering healthcare organizations another way to safely share health data between physicians and facilities.
By Michelle McNickle 01:05 pm July 23, 2012
It's common knowledge that the Continuity of Care Document (CCD) specification is a healthcare standard EHRs will use to exchange data, based on requirements outlined in meaningful use. But one expert says there's more to know about the spec, and how it will impact organizations' MU efforts in the months ahead.

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