Finding articles about the missteps or failures of health IT is easy. The key to remember, though, is progress is happening in many places. This is a call to action, a call to express gratitude. During the next 10+ days, let’s express our gratitude for the good happening and where it is happening. Through Twitter, tweet your HIT gratitude, using the hashtag #HITThanks.
Healthcare Information Technology Insights and News
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
Results from a pilot for the ONC shows that patients’ protected health information can adhere to consent directives throughout the HIE process involving multiple stakeholders. The findings are significant because it shows the integrity of the patient directives are not altered after updates to a patient’s file in an HIE organization’s repository, if the appropriate technologies are in place.
The Healthcare.gov fiasco cannot get any weirder than instigating a health IT “tech surge” to resolve the challenges with the Healthcare.gov website. There are many lessons to be learned already but we should begin with three points on the validity of a “tech surge.”
“Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.” With so many career options, health IT professionals need trusted advice. Developing a mentor-protege relationship can be the ticket to success. Yoda is the embodiment of what many of us see as the perfect mentor. In reality, finding a mentor requires more than just using the force. And when we do find a mentor, how do you make sure the relationship is mutually beneficial?
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.
For National Health IT Week: What is the value of health IT? The more information we are able to generate about the healthcare system, medicine, and our bodies, the more ways we have to fine tune practices and systems to improve efficiency, increase communication and reduce costs and errors.
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