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Has anyone connected the XDS.b protocol thru a Interface Engine?
We are beginning to Integrate multiple EMRs with our HIE which uses the XDS.b protocol to transfer CCDs. I’m thinking we will need to the ability to modify these CCDs as they travel between systems. One particular point of concern is the HTML embedded in the CCD will certainly need tweaking for differnt systems, not...

Answer Question   |  February 28, 2013  6:40 pm
CCD, ehr, EMR, HIE, HIE XDS.b Interface Engine EMR
10 pts.

Correctional Health: EHR In State Prisons
I am wondering about the possibility of requiring state prisons systems to implement EHRs that would be interoperable enough so that when offenders are released back into the community their health information would be accessible by their community physician(s). I know that there are many variables such as SES, family support systems, etc., that might...

Answer Question   |  February 25, 2013  2:03 pm
ehr, EHR systems, Hardware and software, Health information exchange, health IT, Interoperability and health information exchange
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10 pts.

Do patients know what\’s going on?
I’d really like to hear from a physician standpoint – how much are patients, everyday patients, aware of the constantly evolving health IT industry, and the tangible changes it means to office visits? Do they know anything about EHRs, HIE, etc. etc.?

Answer Question   |  February 7, 2013  7:23 pm
ehr, HIE, Physicians
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10 pts.

Regional HIT
Which hospitals or regions in the country seem to be making the biggest gains in EHR and HIE implementation? Do regional differences affect HIT practices? How??

Answer Question   |  January 15, 2013  5:59 pm
EHR implementation, HIE
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10 pts.

Interoperability
Does mobile device interoperability replace the need for health information exchanges?

Answer Question   |  December 4, 2012  4:09 pm
HIE, Interoperability, mhealth
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30 pts.

Next step in tech adoption
Is there a next step for the government to encourage health care facilities to adopt new technologies like EHRs, HIE, e-prescribing etc.? Or is it up to the facilities to adopt now or be left behind?

Answer Question   |  December 3, 2012  6:42 pm
EHR adoption, EHR selection, HIE
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20 pts.

Regional Health Information Organazitions in MS
I am trying to find out some info. on RHIO in my state of Mississippi.  Can you please help? I need three facts and why they are important.

Answer Question   |  April 5, 2012  2:33 pm
rhio
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10 pts.

Data sharing, governance of EHR data and patient records
Does, or how does, your in-facility EHR share data with other outside-facility EHRs to create a patient-centric longitudinal health record? If this isn’t the case, does the EHR, in essence, perform the functionality of an EMR? If so, how do you handle data governance and privacy/security with data being viewed outside of the facility? Thanks!

Answer Question   |  January 11, 2012  5:24 pm
Data exchange, ehr, EMR, PHI
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20 pts.

Readiness for NHIN standards with HIE
Is the NHIN standard going to figure into information exchange, especially in ACOs? It looks like nation-wide HIE is a long way off, maybe even a decade. How much time should be spent on NHIN readiness now?

Answer Question   |  December 30, 2011  2:39 pm
Health information exchange, HIE, NHIN, standards
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15 pts.

Data exchange services of HIEs?
What services besides the exchanging of data are HIEs prominently providing? ePrescribing, secure e-messaging, Direct Project?

Answer Question   |  January 16, 2012  6:48 pm
Data exchange, Direct Project, ePrescribing, eRx, Health information exchanges, HIEs
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30 pts.

Sharing protected patient health formation across entities
Has anyone had experience with getting consent from patients to share EHI/PHI across entities. Are you looking at consenting patients electronically?

Answer Question   |  December 15, 2011  8:11 pm
Data exchange, EHI, HIPAA, PHI, Protected health information
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5 pts.

MU incentives and Long Term Care facilities
What is the future of MU incentives being applied to those in the Long Term Care arena? This group has been left out of the meaningful use pie to date, yet for total industry interoperability and a true connected care continuum, I can’t see how this segmentation is sustainable.

Answer Question   |  December 2, 2011  8:02 pm
Coordinated care, EHR incentives, Interoperability, Long term care, LTC facilities, Meaningful use, MU
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15 pts.

Accountable Care Organizations and data exchange
·         How health data will be shared in an ACO framework if without an EHR? What should a provider org do while they are in the pre-adoption phase?

Answer Question   |  October 31, 2011  12:56 pm
Accountable Care Organizations, ACOs, Data exchange, EHRs, electronic health record
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25 pts.

ACO final rules and regulations?
·         What do you think about the ACO final rules and regulations? What do you think needs to happen for the ACO model to have a shot at success? What would need to happen on the front of patient engagement and accountability?  

Answer Question   |  October 25, 2011  12:54 pm
Accountable Care Organizations, ACOs, Health information exchange, HIE, patient engagement
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20 pts.

It’s time for health centers to create their own internet and communicate together
When will the health centers create an INTERNET much like the major Universities and miitary labs did in the late 60′s and early 70′s, think ARPA. Real government funding could be gone after to help create a center of EHR and coordinated health care Funding for mass distribution of mobile devices and EDI standards could help determine if...

Answer Question   |  September 25, 2011  1:25 pm
Database center for EHR with standards for data entry, EDI
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5 pts.

How do you disable attachment downloads through Outlook Web Access (OWA)
How are you disabling the ability of users to download data to personal devices when accessing their email attachments through Outlook Web Access (OWA) in order to comply with HIPAA/CMS rules?

Answer Question   |  September 25, 2011  3:50 pm
Download, email, Outlook
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5 pts.

HIE services and data mining capabilities
What services are HIEs providing aside from facilitating the exchange of electronic health info/EHRs? For example, secure e-messaging (Direct Project), etc.? Are there data mining capabilities?

Answer Question   |  September 14, 2011  6:25 pm
Data exchange, Data mining, EHR Integration, Health information exchange, HIE
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25 pts.

RECs and health care vendor relationships
do RECs work with (or compete against?) health care vendors who already offer a “community” system (community system = data sharing amongst their own products, i.e., ambulatory, homecare and hospital)?

Answer Question   |  October 24, 2011  5:56 pm
Health information exchange, HIE, REC, Regional Extension Centers, Vendor collaboration
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25 pts.

Information Security in distributed system
how do i design and apply information security in a distributed system

Answer Question   |  August 26, 2011  11:11 pm
application, design, distributed system, information security
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5 pts.

Automation restrictions
How can you effectively use automation when dealing with MAR, PHI, HIFCA and HIPAA compliance restrictions and create repeatable tests that maximizes development?

Answer Question   |  August 24, 2011  8:51 pm
Automation and Compliance
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5 pts.


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