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HL7 ADT Q&A with Dave Shaver

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?

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New ONC Leader Karen DeSalvo Discusses Priorities, Current Health IT Landscape at HIMSS14

This year’s HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition saw Karen DeSalvo, the new National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, take the stage and it was clear we are entering a new era under her leadership. She recognizes that we are at a pivot point in the history of health IT and sees the need for everyone to take a breath and possibly find some better ways to reach some of our goals. Brian Ahier discusses his first impressions and shares a comprehensive, one-on-one video interview he conducted at the conference.

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5 Questions With Tim Dawson, Chief Architect at Vital Images

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

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Project Health Design Standards-Based Model

Growth of Quantified Self, Part 4: The Future of Health Design

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.

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