Healthcare IT News, April 10, 2012
BEI Commentary: The big takeaway here is this health systems commitment to interoperability for its images. This is the theme of Stage 2 Meaningful Use, and we will see many more implementations of this type in the future.
For policymakers, the goal is the NHIN, the National Health Information Network that will enable healthcare providers to share patient information anywhere across the country.
While that goal is still a few years away, to put it mildly, it’s possible to get a sense of the implications of that breadth of connectivity when the switch gets thrown on a significantly smaller network, for just one type of information, at the local or regional level. Read More