The EHR|HIE Interoperability Workgroup — Potentially Earth-Shattering

Vince Kuraitis

Posted 11/09/11 on the eCareManagement Blog

Yesterday’s announcement of  “Standard Health Data Connectivity Specifications” by the EHR|HIE Interoperability Workgroup (EHR|HIE WG) is potentially earth-shattering.

My mom would not know what I mean by “Standard Health Data Connectivity Specifications,” so I’ll try to write this in plain English.

Who Are These Guys? The EHR|HIE Interoperability Workgroup

The workgroup consists of HIEs (Health Information Exchanges) representing seven of the largest states, eight EHR vendors, and three HIE software/services vendors.

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Adapt or Die: How Desktop Virtualization Will Reshape the Value-Added Reseller

Simon Bramfitt

First published 2/17/11 at Simon Bramfitt Blog.

Brian’s Note: A pal passed this along. It struck me as a little geeky, though a good read, until I realized the author was talking about a revolution in how IT in small and mid-sized physician practices is underway. If you’re a doc or a practice manager, then I’d urge you to take a few minutes, bear with the author, and read this through.

Back in 1987 I spent a while working for a PC dealership, what we now call a Value Added Reseller.  I don’t actually recall that the term VAR had been coined at that point, and besides the people I worked for tended to be referred to as “that bunch of bloody cowboys” more often than not.

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