Category Archives: health information exchange

Guest Blog: Collective Clinical Wisdom by Heather Leslie

I’d like to invite and encourage all clinicians to register for the openEHR Foundation’s new Clinical Knowledge Manager (CKM) – found online at www.openehr.org/knowledge. CKM is an international repository for openEHR archetypes and has two primary purposes – that of … Continue reading

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Medical Data Privacy: Consumers v Hackers

I just left the following as a comment over at THCB, but after I got done ranting it seemed like a mouthful so I’m reposting it here. I enjoy the position of being involved in HIT, clinical and claims data, … Continue reading

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Interoperability, EU Style

Seriously, is anyone in the US paying attention? Twelve countries. Three years. Internationally-accessible personal health records. Wow.

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Getting There…

An information exchange of a thousand patients begins with a single discharge. The Nationwide Health Information Network, basically a separate Internet of health care organisations and systems, underwent it’s first real test last week. Among other achievements, we saw the … Continue reading

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Too Many Chefs

Colour me cynical, but after reading this article from Gov Health IT by Nancy Ferris, covering eHI’s annual survey of Health Information Exchanges, I can’t help but hang my head in despair. I quote: Although the number of HIEs reporting … Continue reading

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More Chartered Value Exchanges

Eleven more communities will join the fourteen already designated by Leavitt as Chartered Value Exchanges – collaborations focused on improving care and transparency. The new Chartered Value Exchanges are: * Aligning Forces for Quality, based in York, Pa.; * the … Continue reading

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PHI Spy, With My Other Eye…

Oddly enough, if it’s not bad enough that the Chinese want to know what’s wrong with you, GHIT is reporting that Wisconsin, that bastion of transparency and public reporting, is now pushing for changes to health privacy laws that would … Continue reading

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Google Health Inching Closer to Reality?

Just when you thought Google couldn’t know anything more about you… It’s not live yet, not even closed beta, but if you look ever so closely there’s a login page for Google Health. My Google account doesn’t do anything, the … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Open Source and Primary Care in the US by Timothy Cook

Tim Cook, a vocal proponent and leader of open source in the health care IT space and owner of possibly the most impressive list of achievements in the FOSS-meets-HIT space, managed to stumble across a post I made a while … Continue reading

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RHIOs Need Data Not Dollars

GovHealthIT reports on a Harvard study that finds that RHIOs across the USA are failing abysmally. Well duh. Regional Health Information Organisations can only function if and when they have regional health information to organise. Imagine building Google before the … Continue reading

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