The companies are embarking on a five-year partnership to initially harness Intermountain's piles of health data that CIO Marc Probst said will ultimatley "be broader and more august" than the two partners.
The State Department has created a new Office of Global Diplomacy to better integrate the federal government's international health programs and to help developing countries design health programs based on their population's needs.
In an unusual twist, the VA reacted to a DoD request for information by suggesting its long-standing VistA electronic health records systems. But the DoD insists it must evaluate VistA as it would any EHR acquisition.
The health information exchange model is metamorphosing from its initial phase of Direct secure messaging and patient look-up toward a new age of value-added services that one HIE director believes "will have a profound effect on healthcare," quality across America.