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The 2019 Interoperability Standards Advisory Reference Edition is Now Available

Brett Andriesen | January 14, 2019

Get your 2019 off to a start with new and updated standards! Since the 2018 comment period on the Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) closed on October 1, we combed through all your comments and made improvements based on your suggestions.
If you’re new to the ISA, you will find it contains a variety of standards and implementation specifications curated by developers, standards gurus, and other stakeholders to meet interoperability needs (a term we use in the ISA to represent the purpose for use of standards or implementation specifications – similar to a use case) in healthcare.

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Michigan HIE Bright Spots: Improving Quality and Health Care Efficiency —One Doctor’s Experience with Exchanging Information and Capacity Building

Brett Andriesen | February 22, 2013

Dr. Brian McCardel has been a practicing orthopedic surgeon in Lansing, MI, for more than 20 years.  As both a physician and a son with caregiving duties for his parents, McCardel has witnessed how health care efficiency can reduce the frustration patients and their families feel when navigating today’s healthcare system. In a recent discussion with ONC, McCardel described his parents’ reaction to a follow-up appointment for a CT scan of his father’s sinuses. When they arrived at the doctor’s office,

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States Demonstrate Success in Meaningful Use Acceleration Efforts

Brett Andriesen | December 12, 2012

The numbers are in and meaningful use of Meaningful Use appears to be working. In Ohio, nearly half of the providers in the Cincinnati Beacon Community program have achieved meaningful use. In Maine, 83% of the patient population is electronically sharing health care information with their providers, facilitated by the statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE), HealthInfoNet.

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