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Data Transport: The Other Component of Interoperability

I was at a recent HIT conference, and noted that several speakers talked about interoperability. What each of them failed to say was that transport is a big barrier. Their interoperability emphasis was on the complexity of payload – the data that will be exchanged - ranging from identifying and matching patients, reconciling coding (LOINC –vs- SNOMED), defining minimal datasets, etc. Each of these speakers failed to mention the other component of interoperability (What is interoperability?).

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Topics: interoperability, LTPAC, Post-Acute Care Facilities, Data, data exchange, data transport

The Coming Revolution in Health Data — Ubiquity

In 2010 I was diagnosed with kidney cancer.  A bone scan indicated that the cancer may have metastasized to the bone. A surgery was scheduled to remove and biopsy part of a rib in question.  The surgeon was to review the bone scan before surgery, but he didn’t. That information didn’t get to him, and he removed another part of my rib.

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Topics: interoperability, health information exchange, healthcare, EHR, ACO, Accountable Care Organizations, Data, access, data exchange, health data, care organizations, cloud-based, SaaS, enabling technology, secure messaging, population health, health data exchange, Direct secure messaging, readmission, cloud-based SaaS, FHIR, hospital, incentive