Direct Project

By Mary Mosquera 03:21 pm November 17, 2011
Regional health IT extension centers have signed up more than 100,000 physicians, or one third of all primary care providers in the nation, to help them deploy electronic health records, reaching its goal slightly ahead of its yearend schedule.
By Mary Mosquera 04:07 pm November 14, 2011
The federal advisory Health IT Standards Committee is asking for feedback from individuals and organizations experienced in deploying specifications developed for the nationwide health information network (NwHIN) Exchange.
By John W. Loonsk, MD 02:33 pm October 03, 2011
The title of this commentary is pure jargon, but does express the issue at hand. An alternative title "The Most Important Health Policy Decision Hidden as an Obscure Health IT Technical Evaluation that You May Never Have Heard of," would have also been accurate, but is grammatically unsound and too flippant for an important subject.
By Mary Mosquera 01:44 pm September 29, 2011
UnitedHealthcare is beginning to experience reduced hospital and emergency room use as a result of payers and providers sharing patient data through health information exchange in its eight patient-centered medical home pilots around the country.
By Mary Mosquera 09:57 am September 29, 2011
Farzad Mostashari, MD, the national health IT coordinator, urged the Health IT Standards Committee to push forward with standards that are "good enough" to get started on health information exchange rather than waiting until they gain maturity and wide adoption.
By Mike Miliard 10:50 am September 22, 2011
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives has urged ONC to "study the complex issues" surrounding metadata standards "more closely," imploring officials to work with industry partners to develop and test those standards before any broader regulatory action is taken.
By Patty Enrado 10:27 am September 14, 2011
The participation of the West Central Health Information Exchange (WCOHIE) in Ohio's statewide HIE, CliniSync, marks a major milestone in the state's efforts to get healthcare providers connected and sharing patient information for improved continuity and quality of care.
By Mary Mosquera 10:00 am August 12, 2011
Arien Malec, who coordinated the development of the Direct Project exchange protocols, is leaving the government's Office of the National Coordinator to return to the private sector.
By Patty Enrado 08:34 am July 19, 2011
CareSpark, a nonprofit regional health information organization (RHIO), which serves 17 counties in eastern Tennessee and southwestern Virginia, is being terminated due to sustainability issues – but one official isn't giving up hope.
By Mike Miliard 11:13 am July 18, 2011
Microsoft has announced that people using the Google Health service – scheduled to close on Jan. 1, 2012 – can transfer personal health information stored in a Google Health profile to a Microsoft HealthVault account using the Direct Project messaging protocols.

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