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Week 5 - Reading Notes (Metadata & XML)

While I knew there were various types of metadata, thanks to prior readings for this class and the information I am obtaining from my other course this semester, I did not know that a separate metadata standard had to be applied to each type of metadata. 243 more words

Reading Notes

Interoperability is Already Having Positive Effects – Here’s How

By Hans Buitendijk

For healthcare providers and their patients, interoperability holds the promise to substantially improve quality and reduce costs, while enabling coordination of care and engagement of patients with their caregivers. 387 more words


ONC Pushes Public Health Agencies to Improve HIE Integration


The few public health agencies with HIE integration have reported more complete, higher quality data than those without a connection.

An ONC resource on how public health agencies utilize health information exchange (HIE) integration contains best practices and insights using interviews from public health agencies in 16 jurisdictions. 758 more words

To Improve Patient Access to Data, Providers and Developers Need Clarity on Regulatory Requirements, Not a Focus on Compliance and Penalties

By the EHR Association Executive Committee

Recently, a blog post appeared on the Health Affairs website* painting a gloomy picture of patient access to their electronic health information and suggesting a new theory on how HIPAA can be used to accelerate expansion of interoperability. 685 more words

Public Policy And Health IT

Successfully Approaching M&As in Healthcare IT

Over the past couple of years, there have been around 200 merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in the healthcare IT space, driven by high enterprise value and the sheer size of the industry. 790 more words

Interoperability Protocols Will Allow Incompatible Platforms

World of innovation, it can be elite substance, or rights, or the capacity to run programming. Eliteness can be disruptive and make limits between shoppers, social gatherings, and innovation. 1,116 more words