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Health IT Rollout Continues With Free Connect Software, More



April 6, 2009 By

About $19 billion stimulus dollars are targeted for health IT, and the number of initiatives are accelerating. Just today, for example, the Federal Health Architecture -- an e-government initiative led by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) -- began offering free CONNECT software to help public and private health information technology systems communicate to the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN).

Department of Veteran's Affairs Cited for Successful Electronic Health Records

The Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) touted a recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine that highlights the VA's successful implementation of electronic health records. "VA hospitals have used electronic health records for more than a decade with dramatic associated improvements in clinical quality," the study's authors wrote.

Connected Health Framework

Today at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2009 Annual Conference & Exhibition, Microsoft released an updated version of its Connected Health Framework (CHF) Architecture and Design Blueprint and additional solution accelerators in the Connected Health Platform (CHP) to help customers and partners deliver interoperable next-generation e-health solutions. In addition, leading health-care solution providers Perot Systems and Philips Healthcare are supporting Microsoft's commitment to deliver to customers e-health solutions built on the CHF and CHP strategy.

Online Personal Health Records Available to 60 Million

Medco Health Solutions Inc. and Google Health are collaborating so that Medco's more than 60 million members can construct their own online personal health record (PHR), effectively creating a secure and private place for their health information to be stored.

Public Reaction to Databasing and Sharing of Personal Health Information

What's the public's reaction to the databasing and sharing of personal health information? According to the 2009 Deloitte Survey of Health Care Consumers released today, the public -- only 9 percent of whom have an electronic personal health record -- want the ability to e-mail their doctors, schedule online appointments, order online prescriptions, etc., if the information is protected. The survey also reported that 60 percent of the public endorse government establishment of standards for how medical information is collected, stored and exchanged.

 


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