Tag: HIE

HealthBridge Health Information Exchange deployed for greater Cincinnati area

While electronic medical records have many benefits, they are often limited by the fact that different EMR’s do not communicate with each other. Even with the consolidation of healthcare in many areas within a few large systems, if a patient goes between an Epic-system and an Allscripts-system, they are still out of luck. That, however, […]

Why not use the internet to transmit health information? The transformative potential of NHIN Direct

David Kibbe, MD recently penned a  detailed post on the basics of the NHIN Direct project titled “Getting to the Health Internet” . It is great reading and I highly recommend it. Below are a few of the points I found the most interesting.

NHIN Direct is a project within the federal Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) to develop protocols for streamlined and secure internet communication among physicians and hospitals.  Think of it like email for health records. Physicians should be interested in NHIN Direct because it has the the potential to open up electronic health records to new kinds of innovation.

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