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Halamka: IT Must Plan For Disparate EHRs
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raintreehc
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7/19/2013 | 12:13:36 AM
re: Halamka: IT Must Plan For Disparate EHRs
Affiliation planning. A pleasant euphemism for jury rigging, but nonetheless a temporary fix. Let's invest in viable solutions.

I'm with Hides- it's doubtful physicians would spend extra time accessing those multiple disparate technologies. Web-based viewers, health information exchange, registries/repositories, master patient indexes, and secure e-mail portals... not exactly efficient. Realistically, physicians will not even invest time required to carefully select those services in the first place.
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7/11/2013 | 10:25:18 PM
re: Halamka: IT Must Plan For Disparate EHRs
This is an issue that has been plaguing health IT for a
while, and nobody has been able to find a solution everyone agrees to. I
personally like HiresG«÷ approach better as it would just require the information
to be in one data warehouse that would normalize data from different EHR
systems and feed them back to the physicians when needed. We all know that
physicians hate taking extra steps such as having to go to a portal to access
the patient information they need, so having the information in the EHR system
is crucial if we are ever going to find a solution to these issues.

Jay Simmons
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7/3/2013 | 7:22:00 PM
re: Halamka: IT Must Plan For Disparate EHRs
The affiliation planning idea is a great idea. What seems to be lacking is a set of cookie-cutter solutions that organizations can leverage. Too many times organizations start out re-inventing the wheel.

May I also suggest a robust Data De-Identification solution that can consistently de-identify data across all members of an ACO (or HIE) without any PHI leaving any of the members. In this way the IT organizations can test with robust production-like data without the threat of a breach.


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