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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Source: Mike Milliard
Date: Jul 10, 2014
Care Coordination and Real-time Risk StratificationAs healthcare becomes increasingly connected, care managers must implement and monitor care plans that extend far beyond a single hospital stay. In this presentation from HIMSS2014, Dr. Vish Anantraman of NorthShore-LIJ Health System talks about using a strategic informatics platform to integrate multiple data sources in real time, and drive care coordination. Learn more.
Hixny: Enabling Coordinated Transitions of CareCovering 17 counties in upstate New York, Hixny (Health Information Xchange of New York) uses InterSystems HealthShare to connect providers, patients, and organizations across the continuum of care. Adoption has been good and is growing, with almost 4 million office visit records, 25+ TB of data, and an average of 58,000 records pulled per month. Watch their presentation from HIMSS2014 to learn about their current success and plans for the future. Learn more.
Seattle Children's Hospital – A Pediatric HIE's Infant StepsSeattle Children's Hospital has embarked on a journey to become a pediatric HIE for the Puget Sound area, state of Washington, and beyond. In a mere seven months since their purchase of the InterSystems HealthShare platform for strategic interoperability, they will be rolling out a pilot pHIE, with plans to quickly expand its use throughout their network of affiliates. Watch their presentation from HIMSS2014. Learn more.
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