Special Report: Health IT Advancements Part 2

A Sense of Community Takes Hold

A growing federally sanctioned healthcare community is starting to take hold, sharing information across agencies, healthcare providers and other external partners using CONNECT software to link to the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN).

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Closer Look: Indian Health Services

The IHS provides a comprehensive health service delivery system for approximately 1.9 million American Indians and Alaskan Natives who live in 35 states.

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Spotlight on Governance

New governance for NHIN was deemed necessary earlier this year, to ensure users have trust in how information is shared, along with an understanding that the exchange of information on NHIN is working effectively and that consumers’ expectations are met.

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Q & A with David Riley

As the CONNECT Initiative Lead for the Office of the National Coordinator, David Riley describes features of the latest CONNECT release, along with future upgrades and security/privacy improvements.

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Advice for Healthcare Providers

Healthcare providers who participated in this report offered advice aimed primarily at how to continue the migration to electronic health records and the sharing of information including best practices for implementation of electronic health records to meet meaningful use requirements.  

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