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The Value of Interoperability Testing and Certification

by Amit Trivedi, ICSA Labs Why another certification program? In 2013, at the IHE North American Connectathon, IHE USA and ICSA Labs announced a new testing and certification program focused on interoperability and leveraging IHE Profiles or technical specifications.

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Are We Sucking the HIE Innovation Oxygen Out of the Room

by John Kansky, BS, MS, MBA, HIMSS board member  It’s crisp and clear in Cleveland, Ohio.  A good way to start my day at the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) North American Connectathon Conference.  I love the smell of hot … Continue reading

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Seeing Things Work at the IHE North American Connectathon

by Keith Boone I have at least 50 reasons I can think of to go to the IHE North American (NA) Connectathon, including the fact that the participants are some of the best and brightest people I’ve ever competed against.

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Retrospective on the Value of Interoperability – 16 Years of IHE Connectathons in Chicago

by: Derek Ritz,   ecGroup’s principal consultant, CPHIMS-CA                                                                    IHE North … Continue reading

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@Motorcycle_Guy recaps IHE NA Connectathon Conference 2014

by: Keith Boone, IHE Patient Care Coordination Planning Committee Wednesday is  the day the IHE North American Connectathon becomes the Connectathon Conference.  IHE USA invites interested parties to hear about what the 500 engineers are doing downstairs at the Connectathon, and hear … Continue reading

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Expansion, Inclusion Emerge as Themes of Connectathon 2014

by: Justin Barnes, Vice President, Greenway Medical Technologies, board member of IHE-USA. While always busy and always fruitful, there is a uniqueness emerging at this year’s IHE North American Connectathon  around the themes of expansion and inclusion, necessary steps to be … Continue reading

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IHE Connectathon New Directions Testing Track Explores Impact on Health IT Use

by: Michael Nusbaum, Program/Technical Manager, New Directions Program IHE launched a first-time New Directions track at the IHE North American Connectathon 2014, and if yesterday’s results are any indication, this program is poised to be a great success.  There are four groups testing in the … Continue reading

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The Great Pairing of Interoperablity

Following is a question-and-answer interview conducted via email with Jason Buckner, Vice President, Operatins, HealthBridge, Cincinnati, Ohio.  He is a speaker at the IHE North American Connectathon Conference 2014 on Jan. 29.  Read on to learn more about HealthBridge, interoperablity and quality patient care. … Continue reading

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Collaboration Advances Interoperability

The IHE North American (NA) Connectathon Conference 2014 on Jan. 29 in Chicago offers new insights on collaborative activities to advance interoperability, according to a Jan. 3 article in Healthcare IT News that includes insights from Joyce Sensmeier, RN-BC, MS, … Continue reading

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Are There Really Any Health IT Standards?

By Joy Kuhl, Chief Marketing Officer, Lantana Consulting Group and Executive Director, Health Story Project “What would you say to someone who says, ‘There are no standards [in health IT].’?” Someone in the audience asked this question last week of … Continue reading

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