Standards & Interoperability (S&I) Framework

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HIMSS14: Open Health Presentations at Annual Health IT Conference

As we outlined in our earlier article, "HIMSS14 Annual Conference and Exhibit Opening with Open Source," open source software as well as collaboration and interoperability in health information technology (HIT) has reached break out levels and the HIMSS conference in Orlando, Florida. Below are some of the conference presentations related to open health. Note the large number of presentations the award-winning VistA EHR developed by the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and its derivative RPMS developed by the Indian Health Service (IHS). Read More »

Leveraging The S&I Framework To Improve Collaborative Care

Viet Nguyen | Government HealthIT | April 14, 2014

With the concept of collaborative care now at the forefront of the healthcare industry, organizations are working to improve the functionality and interoperability of health IT systems. To facilitate the meaningful exchange of clinical and financial information, however, it is essential for various technologies within and among organizations to effectively communicate.

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ONC Advancing Blue Button, CDS Standards Efforts

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | September 24, 2012

Developers in an ONC voluntary community are beginning to drill down into what will be required to automate the Blue Button feature to exchange patient health information at the consumer’s request under different scenarios. Read More »

Patient Engagement Gains Momentum

Mary Mosquera | Healthcare IT News | February 6, 2014

Consumers and patients are gradually taking a greater role in their health but still are the most under-utilized resource in healthcare. Mobile health devices, sensors and information technology are helping them participate more fully. Read More »