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Make the Vision of IDNs, RHIOs and Health Information Networks a Reality

January 29, 2007

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In today’s fast-paced healthcare environment, the incidence of medical errors is often the result of providers lacking the benefit of a full medical history for the patients they treat and, as a result, diagnosis and treatment decisions are sometimes based on partial – and often unreliable and inaccurate – information provided by the patients and/or […]

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Making the Case: An Evolutionary Strategy to Achieve Interoperability

January 29, 2007

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As I’ve observed the efforts of integrated delivery networks to develop more interoperability between patient information systems, it’s striking how much frustration I hear about the difficulties of achieving shared access to uniform patient information across disparate clinical settings. Irrespective of the approach these organizations take – whether it’s looking to a single vendor or […]

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Q&A With Daniel Nigrin

January 29, 2007

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Healthcare Technology: Children’s Hospital Boston deployed high-speed Internet connections to all patients’ rooms. How are those connections being utilized? DN: Incredibly frequently and well. Sometimes it’s the patients themselves who are using the connections,whether they have chronic disorders and need to spend long periods of time in the hospital, like patients with cystic fibrosis or […]

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Build Eisenhower’s Highway System for Today’s Needs

January 29, 2007

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Fifty years ago, in the summer of 1956, President Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act. It called for the construction of more than 40,000 miles of interstate highways and appropriated $25 billion for those projects over 10 years. This was a vast sum of money, considering that total federal spending in 1956 was $70 billion, […]

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Creating Electronic Health Record Systems with InterSystems HealthShare®

January 29, 2007

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Figure 1. HealthShare architecture

Creating Electronic Health Record Systems with InterSystems HealthShare® Around the world, healthcare delivery systems are increasingly focused on making large-scale cross-organization exchange of clinical information a reality. It is widely recognized and accepted that this is the essential next step in improving the quality and safety of medical care with efforts occurring at the local, […]

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Healthcare Collaborative Spearheads Adoption of EHRs in Massachusetts

January 29, 2007

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The Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC) is a nonprofit company registered in Massachusetts, launched in September 2004 by a coalition of 34 leading Massachusetts-based healthcare organizations representing each part of the healthcare delivery value chain. MAeHC’s mission is to facilitate the ubiquitous adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) with embedded decision support and health information exchange […]

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InterSystems Corporation: The leading provider of application platforms for connected healthcare.

January 29, 2007

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InterSystems is the premier provider of healthcare application platforms, with its products used by most of the world’s major hospitals and labs, including America’s 10 best hospitals as rated by U.S. News and World Report . The InterSystems Ensemble® rapid integration platform was ranked the #1 interface engine in 2006 by KLAS. Our innovative software […]

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Q&A With Stephen Lieber

January 29, 2007

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Healthcare Technology: How does HIMSS currently drive its goal of providing connected, interoperable healthcare? Stephen Lieber: I think there are at least a couple of very visible external additions to where we were at this time last year, as well as a significant number of internal initiatives that contribute toward that goal. The two external, […]

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Q&A With Carol Diamond

January 29, 2007

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The managing director of the health program at the Markle Foundation explains why public trust is essential to the successful exchange of electronic health information – and how we can build it. Healthcare Technology: Can you tell us a little about the Markle Foundation and Connecting for Health? Carol Diamond: The Markle Foundation is a […]

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