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NHIN Direct

February 3, 2011  4:33 PM

Pilot programs for direct health information exchange go live

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
Direct Project, health information exchange, NHIN Direct

In December, the coordinator for the Direct Project -- an open-government initiative to create a set of specifications that will enable widespread and meaningful health information exchange -- announced that its software was

December 2, 2010  3:36 PM

Direct Project software ready to enable health information exchange

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
health information exchange, HIE, Interoperability and health information exchange, NHIN, NHIN Direct

During this week's NHIN (National Health Information Network) University webinar, The Direct Project: Where we are today, Arien Malec,...

May 25, 2010  12:51 PM

Health IT policy adjustments, and other news from

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
EHR implementation, health IT standards, HITECH Act, NHIN Direct, RHIO

Health IT policy officials have begun to see a realignment of priorities, issues and work, causing federal committees and workgroups to redirect their efforts accordingly. The workgroup on health information exchange has updated its agenda to address these changing policy...

May 18, 2010  11:28 AM

National Health Information Network projects tangle over policy

JeanD Profile: JeanD
National Health Information Network, NHIN Direct

Policymakers and software developers are all tackling the development of the National Health Information Network (NHIN) at various points, and finding common...

April 13, 2010  12:28 PM

Ensuring effective EHR use, and other health IT news this week

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
CCHIT, EHR implementation, HIMSS Analytics, ipad, NHIN, NHIN Direct, phr

As the deadline for achieving meaningful use nears, some electronic health record (EHR) vendors are beginning to guarantee that their products will help providers meet meaningful use criteria.

Sounds good, right? Unfortunately, it means nothing.

April 7, 2010  10:07 AM

Obama open government initiative steers NHIN Direct’s crowdsourcing

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Crowdsourcing, Doug Fridsma, EHR, EMR, Interoperability and health information exchange, NHIN, NHIN Direct, ONC

When Barack Obama moved into the White House, he almost immediately published an open government manifesto, which said that "knowledge is widely dispersed in society, and public officials benefit from having...

April 1, 2010  10:03 AM

NHIN Direct prescribes SOAP and REST for health information exchange

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
health information exchange, HIE, NHIN, NHIN Direct

The folks at NHIN (National Health Information Network) Direct believe the surest path to health information exchange is the one that's already been traveled -- by the builders of the Internet. According to

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