Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE)

By John Halamka 08:59 am November 29, 2011
Over the past decade, I've been closely involved in the evolution of clinical summary/transition of care content standards.
By Frank Irving 09:00 am November 10, 2011
On Nov. 8, the EHR/HIE Interoperability Workgroup, an organization of states and vendors focused on eliminating the barriers to sharing EHRs issued a set of technical specifications to standardize connections between healthcare providers, health information exchanges (HIEs) and other data-sharing partners.
By Keith W. Boone 09:07 am September 21, 2011
The problem that EHRs run into is that in order to measure quality, you need to know about certain condition specific data. Yet this data is often very hard to codify in an EHR.
By Keith W. Boone 08:51 am August 17, 2011
In "The XML Consensus is breaking down" Grahame Grieve distinguishes three camps, heavy engineering crowd, the internet mob, and the data dictionary crowd. He discusses how XML seems to be failing to bring these crowds together.
By Keith W. Boone 09:26 am July 26, 2011
I read a post earlier today talking about concerns of a healthcare organization that would be sharing its data with its patients. One of the concerns was that sharing the data (with a competitor) would make it easier for the patient to get care elsewhere.
By Keith W. Boone 09:10 am July 14, 2011
I spent some time recently on a call regarding yet another government agency's interest in interoperability in Healthcare IT. It seems, with the advent of meaningful use, interconnected healthcare IT applications and devices, that Interoperability has become the new religion.
By Keith W. Boone 08:34 am June 22, 2011
Topic 3 on the June 20 #HITsm Tweetchat got into discussions of who owns patient data. The moral high ground today seems to be towards "patient ownership." Reality is just a bit different, and I think the discussion of ownership is not all that useful.
By Keith W. Boone 10:01 am May 24, 2011
A recent publication in the Annals of Internal Medicine has gotten quite a bit of attention in Health IT related media.
By Keith W. Boone 09:05 am May 18, 2011
No, I'm not swearing. At least not now.
By John Halamka 09:15 am July 07, 2010
Medical devices are an increasingly important part of care delivery. Discussion of medical device issues has become part of the mainstream press such as last week's Boston Globe article about their security.

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