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Searching for meaning in patient HIE

Consumers are more than happy to keep track of their own vital signs, but few are actually doing it outside the doctor's office and many don't even know what vital signs they should be tracking. Read More
Source: Eric Wicklund
Date: Jul 17, 2014

What HIPAA doesn't cover

Sure, HIPAA adds a layer of privacy protection for certain health data, if organizations actually comply with it. But there remains myriad avenues of mining health data and selling to the highest bidder that do not fall under the purview of HIPAA's privacy and security rules. And they may surprise you. Read More
Source: Erin McCann
Date: Jul 17, 2014

When's that final rule coming?

EHR makers are asking the Office of the National Coordinator and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to post, or finish, the meaningful use final rule as soon as they can. Read More
Source: Bernie Monegain
Date: Jul 17, 2014

Perspective

One recent Monday afternoon my wife was speaking with my 82 year old father-in-law, when he began speaking in word salad, not slurring his words, but clearly speaking words that made no sense. Interoperability becomes much more real when you watch your own family members experience it.   READ MORE

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More pressure on DoD, VA interoperability

The U.S. departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs failed to meet nearly all of the conditions set by Congress to develop electronic health record interoperability between the departments, according to a report by the General Accounting Office. Read More
Source: Government Health IT
Date: Jul 17, 2014 e-mail to a friend

Business savvy, standards needed for public HIE

Health information exchange technologies and business models among public health entities are in a state of flux. Yet the practice of HIE is going to be essential for public health departments to facilitate better care of individual and populations at a lower cost.  Read More
Source: Tom Sullivan
Date: Jul 10, 2014 e-mail to a friend

Vendor alliance eyes acute care, Apple

Moving toward  post-acute care and Apple users, the CommonWell Health Alliance added two new members.  Lawrenceville, Ga.-based Brightree is CommonWell's first exclusively post-acute vendor, with a sizable footprint in fast-growing home health sector. Officials said its addition will offer new opportunities to extend interoperability to in-home care. Read More
Source: Mike Milliard
Date: Jul 10, 2014 e-mail to a friend

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