Category Archives: Interoperability & Standards

An Interoperability Use Case Repository and Narrative

by: Joe Wagner, vice president transformation services, TELUS Health and Seth Blumenthal, program manager national quality registry network (NQRN®),  American Medical Association The HIMSS Interoperability Maturity Model Task Force is pleased to announce a new web-based use case repository which also includes a … Continue reading

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Institute for eHealth Policy Recap: Toward Interoperable Healthcare Records

by: Samantha Burch, Senior Director, Congressional Affairs, HIMSS Five years after the start of the HITECH Meaningful Use program, the national dialogue about the future of healthcare automation is shifting from a focus on technology adoption to the exchange and use … Continue reading

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Shifting Interoperability Focus to Non-Eligible providers and Moving beyond Meaningful Use

Individual and community level health information exchange is the most recent focus of ONC funding continuing the journey to move us close to seamless interoperable health information exchange.

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Answers on FHIR®- Part 2

by: Russell Leftwich, MD, FAAAAI, FCCP the CMIO of the State of Tennessee Office of eHealth Initiatives  This is the second of a two-part installment. Additional FHIR questions will be address in a blog post on Tuesday, April 14.  Beyond the base Resources … Continue reading

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Answers on FHIR® – Part 1

by: Russell Leftwich, MD, FAAAAI, FCCP the CMIO of the State of Tennessee Office of eHealth Initiatives  This is the first of a two-part installment. Additional FHIR questions will be address in a blog post on Tuesday, April 14.  HL7® FHIR® … Continue reading

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Certified Connectivity. Finely Tuned Simplicity

This spring has offered the health IT community many opportunities to chat about interoperability and consider the path forward. Clearly, the push towards interoperability is top of mind in our national dialogue. The ONC Interoperability Roadmap, the 2015 Edition Health … Continue reading

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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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Cleveland, Who Knew?

Since I was born in Chicago I have a strong affinity to the Windy City. It’s a desirable global destination and well-respected for its excellent culture, cuisine, and beautiful lakefront setting. Chicago is also the birth place of IHE® (Integrating … Continue reading

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Applause and Appreciation for Engineers at the IHE NA Connectathon 2015

For the first time in several years, I attended the IHE North American (NA) Connectathon 2015.  What an enriching experience to be in the same room with nearly 600 dedicated engineers from more than 100 organizations making their IT systems … Continue reading

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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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