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ONC Posts Connect 4.0 Open Source HIE Tool

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | February 12, 2013

Continuing to advance its health information exchange offerings, ONC posted Connect 4.0 on Monday and the latest iteration brings the HIE platform closer to a day when ONC might turn it over to the open source community. Read More »

Open Letter From A Small EMR Vendor To Our Customers And Our Friends In Washington

Hayward K. Zwerling | The Health Care Blog | December 5, 2013

ComChart EMR will continued to be certified as a Complete EMR for Stage I Meaningful Use. Unfortunately, we will not be able to meet the Stage 2 (or greater) Meaningful Use certification requirements as these requirements are technically extremely difficult to implement. [...] Read More »

Open Source EHRs: Will They Support Clinical Data Needs of the Future? (Part 2 of 2)

Andy Oram | EMR & EHR | November 18, 2014

The first part of this article provided a view of the current data needs in health care and asked whether open source electronic health records could solve those needs. I’ll pick up here with a look at how some open source products deal with the two main requirements I identified: interoperability and analytics. Interoperability, in health care as in other areas of software, is supported better by open source products than by proprietary ones. Read More »

Patient Groups Call For Direct To Help Accelerate Data Exchange

Dan Bowman | FierceHealthIT | May 3, 2013

The Direct standard, which enables participants to send authenticated and encrypted health data directly to trusted recipients online, could help to accelerate health information exchange efforts, according to a pair of consumer coalitions. Read More »

Q&A: Moving From A PCMH To A 'Medical Neighborhood' Via Direct

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | May 31, 2012

Sharing medical records between different vendors' EHRs is one of the meaningful use Stage 2 measures that some folks would like to see yanked – but not MedAllies' Holly Miller, MD, or John Blair, MD. Read More »

State HIEs Prep For Disaster Recovery

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | July 15, 2013

Direct protocol to enable data exchange among providers caring for patients displaced from their homes Read More »

The Golden Age Of Health Informatics?

Mark Braunstein | InformationWeek Healthcare | November 19, 2013

So much attention is paid to the problems in the trenches that it is easy to forget just how far we've come in the past few years. It was only 2008 when the oft-cited DesRoches NEJM survey showed that 4 percent of physicians had a clinically active electronic medical records system (my term for what they called fully functional EMRs). [...] Read More »

WEDI, EHNAC Partner To Accelerate HIE Adoption Through Direct

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | December 2, 2013

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) and the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) have partnered with to boost health information exchange through the adoption of Direct secure messaging. [...] Read More »