Bob Brown and Steven Waldren, MD, outline the goals and the need for their joint effort, the Cure Project. The gist: Harness the healthcare community to define what IT functions various care settings need to the benefit of both providers and vendors. Just don't get hung up on what the technologies are called.
NORC researchers involved with ONC's statewide evaluation of health information exchange program will be conducting a session at HIMSS13 sharing observations. Their take on the state of HIE in three words: Developing, advancing, exciting.
The State Health Information Network of New York and the New York eHealth Collaborative are offering providers in the state Direct Messaging, with EHR interoperability certification for the service beginning this spring.
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.
Many federal programs in some ways define the huge interoperability and health information exchange problem that is still ahead of us. John Loonsk and Cheryl Campbell explain why the government should look to information technologies, such as cloud computing, where it can while pushing the country to digitize the healthcare system.