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Oy, Such a Headache You Give Me!

“Standards and Interoperability” is a phrase that makes most of us pull the covers over our head and go back to sleep hoping it will all be gone when we wake up.  We use it to describe some important characteristics of information that we use every day in our work to provide services to our clients.  It is the basis of information exchange and the Universal Transfer Protocol. Continue reading


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A Call To Action for a Nationwide Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure

An important document from the ONC.

Very interested to know what people relate to and hoping to learn more from your responses.

Sal Rasa

“June 5, 2014, 10:39 am / Karen B. DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc Today we are pleased to release Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A 10-Year Vision to Achieve an Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure. This paper describes ONC’s broad vision and framework for interoperability and is an invitation to health IT stakeholders – clinicians, consumers, hospitals, public health, technology developers, payers, researchers, policymakers and many others – to join ONC in developing a defined, shared roadmap that will allow us to collectively achieve health IT interoperability as a core foundational element of better care, at a lower cost and better health for all”.