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March 11, 2013  8:04 PM

Global health, HIE, and interoperability at #HIMSS13

Posted by: DrJosephKim
clinton, EHR, global, hie, Interoperability, Interoperability and health information exchange, Meaningful use

#HIMSS13 was quite an event this year! On Wednesday, March 6, President Clinton spoke about the need to use health IT effectively to improve population health management. More aging patients are entering the health system every day and physicians and hospitals need to expand their capacity to...

December 31, 2012  8:03 PM

Future of health IT: Predictions for 2013

Posted by: DrJosephKim
EHR, hie, mhealth, social media, Telehealth, telemedicine

Here are a few health IT thoughts for 2013 as we enter the new year: 1. HIEs: We will continue to see new and evolving models support the idea behind a true health information exchange (HIE). Some models will fail. Other models will only work in a certain part of the country because of the...

September 28, 2012  10:34 AM

Meaningful Use Stage 2: HIEs and PHRs

Posted by: DrJosephKim
EHR, hie, PHRs and patient engagement

It's been about a month since the final rule for meaningful use stage 2 was announced by the HHS department. Two main elements will be pushed forward by stage 2: 1. HIEs 2. PHRs Although stage 2 will begin as early as 2014, there are many states and organizations that are ahead of others in...

April 12, 2012  1:27 PM

The bubble will move from HIT to HIE

Posted by: DrJosephKim
health information exchange, hie

Right now, we're experiencing an interesting bubble phenomenon. Physicians and hospitals all around the country and scrambling to establish meaningful health IT solutions so that they can achieve "meaningful use." We still have a few years to go before we're all going to be there, so we're seeing...

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