Did healthcare IT chose the wrong path by not choosing CCR? It certainly seems so at this point. But one must also step back and ask where the industry should be three to five years from now. Do we want Diagnostic Imaging Reports to be commonly exchanged as electronic documents? How about Consultation Notes?
Healthcare Standards include HL7, X12, DICOM, plus more.
Is there a national standard to what the baseline structure for what an ADT (A28, A31) message should include? Are there national specifications/schematics that say what the HL7 baseline skeleton message should look like/contain?
Two new IHE Technical Framework supplements and a handbook are still out for public comment. The ITI Technical Committee encourages and welcomes your input to these important health IT standards.
Even though the interfaces that handle both types of documents live side by side, keeping some of the high-level differences in mind when designing them can prevent lots of frustration.
We’re seeing a move from talking about the sustainability and interfacing challenges of HIE organizations to a new discussion focused on a one-to-one exchange of patient data between referring caregivers. One key element missing from the Direct Project story is a directory of providers’ Direct email addresses. How can a Direct message be sent if neither the sender nor the receiver knows the Direct email address? IHE USA has been hard at work on this project via the HPD Provider Directory Task Group.
Health data standards are part of almost every discipline and industry. Within healthcare, there are standards from laboratory and radiology procedures to network protocols. With…
Radiology has always had the most innovative technology in healthcare, with CT scanners that can capture a 3D image of a patient’s heart between heart beats, but the field is often wrongly stereotyped as sitting on the sidelines when it comes to the interoperability revolution. Tim Dawson introduces us to DICOM-RS, a standard akin to HL7 FHIR that will very likely have a big role in the future of health IT interoperability
A culture that advocates transparency, honesty, flat hierarchy, and teamwork, hospitals are still not safe without a system that is designed correctly. Contrarily, no amount of protocols, checklists, training, or functional systems will counteract people who inherently make mistakes. It is the combination of culture and properly designed system processes that can catch causes of patient harm.
Part 4 of Angela’s quantified self series explores a platform that enables users to design health “projects” for tracking across all devices, the RWJF’s Project Health Design, and a proposed standards-based model for patient-generated health information that helps integrate with EHRs. Each of these projects are fascinating and illustrate the speed self-tracking technology is progressing.
One of the largest HL7 policy shifts I’ve seen in 20 years within the HL7 community is the decision to release much of the HL7…