Health Information Exchange

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Guest Blog: PCORI’s Big Idea for Big Data

Joe Selby, MD, MPH | May 31, 2013

Talk about “Big Data” is common lately, especially in healthcare. After all, there are few fields where more data are collected and consulted on a daily basis—and where there is such widespread agreement that the information isn’t being used as well as it could be to improve outcomes.Many have tackled this challenge. But given all of the complex issues faced daily by patients and those who care for them, much more remains to be done.
Many of us recognize that,

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New Direct Implementation Guide Will Support Interoperability

Claudia Williams |

Today, ONC is releasing Direct Implementation Guidelines for Assuring Security and Interoperability, recommending a common set of policies and practices to ensure Direct is being implemented in a way that will support vendor-to-vendor exchange and interoperability across geographic, organizational and vendor-related boundaries.
The Direct Project specifications offer a universal exchange mechanism for Meaningful Use Stage 2 to support care coordination among providers and with patients.

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New Tips for Meeting the Stage 2 Meaningful Use Transition of Care Measure

Lee Stevens | May 10, 2013

Are you looking for more support on how to meet the transition of care measure that is required for Stage 2 Meaningful Use? ONC has just released a new brief that provides support.
This is a part of one of the ONC Health Information Exchange (HIE) team’s goals – to provide support and direction to grantees.  Recently, ONC released comprehensive interoperability training modules that are geared toward multiple stakeholder audiences and provide guidance from the elementary level to detailed technical guidance for experts involved in implementation. 

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Electronic Health Information Exchange Governance Framework Released

Dr. Farzad Mostashari | May 3, 2013

Last year, ONC issued a Request for Information (RFI) to gather public input on a potential regulatory approach that would have spelled out “conditions for trusted exchange” (safeguards, technical, and business practice) through rulemaking, and establish a voluntary accreditation and certification process for validating organizations as being legitimate participants in the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN).

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