At the interoperability showcase at HIMSS12, Farzad Mostashari, MD, national coordinator for health IT, challenged two companies to exchange data within a one-hour time slot. Here’s a look at what transpired. Click on the images to enlarge. Photos courtesy of Elsa Schafer, EKCITA HIE.
Above, Mostashari looks on as Alex Horowitz of EKCITA HIE and Dave Juntgen of MIE begin the data exchange.
The challenge was not an entirely smooth process at first. Mostashari expresses some concern as Horowitz and Juntgen run into a few issues in the exchange.
A screenshot of the EKCITA HIE shows the patient portal from which data can be retrieved.
Jim Cook from Browersoft joins in the celebration as Horowitz and Juntgen complete the data exchange.
Mostashari poses with EKCITA CMIO Kim Horowitz, MD; Kiki Nocella, EKCITA HIE and Believe Health CEO and Rim Cothren, CTO of Cal eConnect.
The tech pros, including Cook, Juntgen and Horowitz, debrief on encryption issues encountered during the exchange and the solution they devised to solve the problem.