The following is news reported from the ONC. News includes participation in this year's Health Datapalooza, Health Data and Standards Code-A-Thon, Health Data Provenance Challenge, and FHA Learning Seies.
With little to no fanfare, Donald Rucker, M.D., the former vice president and chief medical officer at Siemens Healthcare, has been selected as the next National Coordinator for the Department of HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).
The National Association for Trusted Exchange welcomed the Health Record Banking Alliance (HRBA) as its newest association member. HRBA is a non-profit founded in 2006 to promote consumer-centered, consumer-controlled, comprehensive, lifetime electronic health records.
By Keith Boone - This question comes up from time to time. For a given patient, how is there a unique identifier which uniquely identifies the CCD for the patient as it evolves over time. The answer is no, but to understand that, we need to talk a little bit about identifiers in CDA and how they were intended to be used.
HIMSS saw a spike in healthcare leaders’ interest in interoperability education at the 2017 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, according to attendance data from the event. ompared to HIMSS16, attendance more than doubled.
By Steven Posnack - Health data often travels a long distance before it gets to its final destination. Additionally, data can be represented in a number of different ways.
By Linda Fischer - I spent 21 years as a hospital CIO and my job was more than just a job: it was part of my identity and a way of life. I love my new career – but yes, a part of me will always miss the hospital world.
By John Halamka MD - Alexa and Google Home -BIDMC has a long tradition of testing speculative technologies with the notion that breakthroughs often require tolerance for failure. We’ve embraced blockchain because we believe public ledgers have promise to unify medical records across institutions.
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