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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West Virginia Health Information Network

Here’s another interesting pro-HIN video, this time courtesy of West Virginia’s physicians. Also very compelling. Note particularly the physician who says that the old guard docs need to just get onboard.

Thanks to Bob Coffield for passing this along.

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