What Are They and How Are They Useful? CCDs are a type of electronic document that summarize patient information and help providers communicate clinical information during transitions of care. With the rise of electronic health record usage, the need for a standardized way to exchange comprehensive clinical documents between providers — beyond individual results and […]
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New to Direct messaging? Here are some recommendations on what to do – and what not to do – with a Direct messaging address. Direct messaging is a secure way to send protected health information electronically from provider to provider. Mainly due to Meaningful Use, Direct messaging usage is on a sharp rise. In fact, […]
The highly anticipated final recommendations from the JASON task force arrived on Wednesday afternoon. JASON, a group of independent scientists who advise the federal government, issued a November 2013 report to Health and Human Services, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Agency for Health Research and Quality on the matter of interoperability.
On October 15, 2014 the ONC convened the first joint meeting of the Health Information Technology Policy and Standards Committees. We spent the day discussing interoperability in the health information ecosystem.
Ask Joy: This Week – HIE’s Why & How to Connect I’m new to all of this talk about Health Information Exchanges. Why and how should I connect to an HIE? Let’s start at the beginning and work our way up. Health Information Exchanges (HIE) offer a secure method of sharing vital patient information electronically […]
Third Annual NY eHealth Collaborative Digital Health Conference By Sarianne Gruber, MPH, MS SG Healthcare Analytics LLC Thanks to an invitation from HITECH Answers, I attended the Third Annual New York eHealth Collaborative Digital Health Conference on November 14 and 15 in New York City. The event was attended by 1,200 healthcare decision makers and […]