Tag Archives: health IT standards

12 Things You Should Know About Health Information Exchanges

by: Gregory Barnowsky, Chief Architect, Independence Blue Cross This past year at HIMSS’15, I attended a session on Health Information Exchanges (HIEs).  During that session, the presenter had a slide that stated, “… if you see one Health Information Exchange … Continue reading

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Why Medical Device Integration Now…Why is this so interesting?

by: John R. Zaleski, Ph.D., CPHIMS More than half of U.S. hospitals and health systems are planning to purchase and implement a medical device integration (MDI) solution. This is quite a difference from, say, five years ago. There are a number … Continue reading

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Time to Beef Up Education on Benefits of Health IT Adoption and Implementation

I had the chance to review Charles Krauthammer’s recent Opinion piece in the Washington Post on the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.  I was taken aback by his implication that the meaningful use program was the healthcare equivalent to … Continue reading

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October 1st is coming….will you be ready?

The Go-Live date for ICD-10 is fast approaching.  Although there continue to be isolated attempts to delay, amend or completely eliminate the transition all indications are that effective Oct. 1,  the U.S. will move from the use of ICD-9 codes to … Continue reading

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HIE inPractice Blog Series:Using Standards for Nationwide Health Information Exchange and Interoperability

by: Rick Edwards, Director, Integration Strategy, Iatric Systems, Inc and Stacey Lee, MS, Workflow Redesign and HER Implementation Specialist.  Looking back over the last several decades, it appears that healthcare in the US has had a lack of interest and incentives … Continue reading

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New Technology Task Force Seeking Members

by: Pam Jodock, Senior Director, Health Business Solutions, HIMSS The new Health Business Solutions Technology Task Force will review existing and proposed legislative and administrative initiatives through the eyes of the technology needed to support the activity required by the language of … Continue reading

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Inspiration gathered from the little things

by: Emily Carey, MSN, RN-BC People ask me, “how are you able to do your work every day and not be overwhelmed by the stress of being a nurse?” I tell them that I often remind myself of the little … Continue reading

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HIE inPractice Blog Series: Consent, Privacy and Security in Population Health Data Management

by: Timothy Butts, BS, MSIS, PMP, DPRC, TEB1 & Associates LLC, and David A. Watson, Ascension Health There is a new push for better population health management that leverages health information exchanges (HIEs) and their ability to normalize, harmonize, and provide … Continue reading

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Healthcare and Its Identity Problem

by Dr. William Braithwaite, MD, PhD, FACMI, FHL7, Chair, HIMSS Identity Management Task Force Three things are now certain in this world:  death, taxes, and health information breaches.  In fact, healthcare has an identity problem.

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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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