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CHIME Asks ONC to Rethink NwHIN

Jeff Smith | Healthcare Informatics | July 5, 2012

CHIME submitted comments this week to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, responding to the agency’s vision for nationwide health information exchange.  ONC officials in May released a Request for Information (RFI) that sought feedback on how to establish a governance mechanism for the nationwide health information network (NwHIN). Read More »

Health IT Groups Criticize Information Exchange Regulation Plan

Ken Terry | InformationWeek | July 5, 2012

Organizations representing private-sector stakeholders have reacted negatively to the framework for governance and operations of the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) that the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT (ONC) described in a recent request for information (RFI). Read More »

Q&A: What the NwHIN Folks are Learning from DoD and VA Open Source eEforts

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | March 14, 2012

The DoD and VA are employing open source in their mammoth joint iEHR to an extent the federal government has not previously attempted – and among the agencies keeping a close eye on that is ONC. Read More »

RESTful Health Exchange

Brian Ahier | Government Health IT | August 2, 2012

I have been involved in a new S&I-affiliated initiative called RESTful Health Exchange (RHEx), which will test application of the REST-style (Representational State Transfer) architecture to health information exchange...RHEx is attempting to develop specifications for secure RESTful transport for healthcare exchange to be used in conjunction with SOAP and SMTP currently being used in Exchange and Direct. Read More »

Running NwHIN ought to be a public-private partnership

Diana Manos | Healthcare IT News | June 27, 2012

The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) believes a private-public partnership would be better to run the future Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN), rather than a federal body alone. Read More »

Veterans to Be Connected Electronically to Doctors They Choose for Medical Records

Deborah Hirsch | HealthTechZone.com | August 1, 2012

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched a new partnership to use health information exchange technology to improve the quality of care and delivery of medical treatment to local veterans, especially those returning from recent conflicts. Read More »

What's in a name - NHIN, NwHIN, HealtheWay, eHealth Exchange...

Brian Ahier | iHealthBeat | November 26, 2012

The Nationwide Health Information Network Exchange (now called the eHealth Exchange) has successfully transitioned to an independently sustainable public-private partnership. This new organization, called HealtheWay, includes four federal agencies -- CMS, the Department of Defense, the Social Security Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs -- as well as at least 21 non-federal entities that all share patient records for episodes of care. Read More »