Direct Project

By Molly Merrill 09:05 am July 14, 2011
The eHealth Initiative's annual survey of health information exchange shows that as HIE adoption expands, initiatives are facing growing pains such as competing timelines to meet federal requirements, complex systems integration and uncertainties around accountable care organizations.
By Mike Miliard 04:56 pm June 24, 2011
It's been rumored for some time, and today it was finally confirmed: Google Health, having failed to "catch on the way" the company "would have hoped," will see the lights go dim on Jan, 1, 2012.
By Healthcare IT News 10:46 am June 15, 2011
ABILITY Network, which develops Web-based technology for information exchange, is offering physicians throughout Minnesota a secure, Direct-enabled address, free for the first year of use.
By Mike Miliard 02:14 pm June 02, 2011
Earlier this spring, David Riley and Vanessa Manchester, two leaders of the Federal Health Architecture’s open source CONNECT data exchange initiative, announced the formation of the nonprofit Alembic Foundation.
By Bernie Monegain 11:20 am May 04, 2011
Kudos to David Blumenthal, MD, as he returns to his academic work after what many in the health IT realm view as a stellar two-year run (and we do mean run) as the nation’s health information technology chief.
By Mary Mosquera 11:00 am March 30, 2011
The Health IT Standards Committee has begun exploring some of the functions that electronic health records should be capable of performing in Stage 2 of meaningful use, with providers using health information exchange to send patients their information to a personal health record (PHR) a prominent example.
By Mike Miliard 10:26 am March 23, 2011
The ONC announced earlier this week that more than 60 healthcare and health IT organizations - from EHR vendors to integrated delivery systems to state-based and private-sector HIEs - have expressed their support for the Direct Project's simple and secure messaging protocols.
By Mike Miliard 02:14 pm March 22, 2011
Dozens of would-be competitors collaborate under ONC auspices on pivotal data exchange project
By Bernie Monegain 12:49 pm March 22, 2011
Aneesh Chopra is the Chief Technology Office of the United States, previously served as managing director with the Advisory Board Company, a publicly traded healthcare think tank.
By Mary Mosquera 11:05 am March 21, 2011
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT could include in the requirements for the next stage of meaningful use some functions that would build toward the comprehensive information exchange system that a presidential commission recommended last year.

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