Health Information Exchange (HIE). A recipe that just might work.

If there is anything that plagues the health industry and severely damages the value proposition for information technology in healthcare, it is the dismal failure to achieve system interoperability and perhaps more importantly, health information exchange. No matter how elegant an individual clinic’s or hospitals’ or health system’s electronic health record solution might be, the value of the patient data these systems capture…

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Trust matters in health and healthcare, and so do standards on privacy, security and compliance

Spoiler alert! The subject of this blog post will be quite boring for most of my readers. It is, however, one of the most important topics I could share with you. It seems almost every day we hear about a new data breach of one kind or another. It happens to retailers, web service companies, banks, entertainment companies, and…

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American Healthcare and Falling Bridges: Too much in common

I’ve mentioned before on this Blog that I’m a fan of Most-Wired Online and its guest editorials.  Every so often, a Most-Wired edition comes across my desk that especially draws me in.  This week’s editorials by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island on Building a National Health IT Infrastructure and by Lois Taveras and Dadong…

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