With applications of the Integrating the Health Enterprise (IHE) infrastructure and processes as part of its interoperability demonstration, the vendors illustrated how a medical summary with patient information and images can flow securely through the patient care process using the latest Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) interoperability specifications.
Following the demonstration, Robert M. Kolodner, MD, coordinator, Office of the National Coordinator, joined EHRVA and NCHICA members in a panel discussion. Other members of the panel included:
-- Holt Anderson/NCHICA
-- John Jenkins/Moses Cone Health System
-- Geoff Lawson/Morehead Memorial Hospital
-- Hugh Zettel/General Electric
-- George Cole/Allscripts
During this open panel discussion, the panel members presented their perspectives on accelerating the adoption of interoperable health IT with input from audience members as well.
"Participating in the NCHICA conference provided another opportunity for our members to be part of this focused effort in North Carolina and nationwide, to improve the delivery and quality of patient care with health information technology," said Harris Gilbert, vice chair of the EHRVA Acceleration/Adoption Committee and vice president of marketing, digiChart, Inc., Nashville, Tenn. "The EHRVA represents a strong alliance of software vendors that are working together to facilitate the implementation of electronic health records."
About HIMSS EHRVA
HIMSS EHRVA is a trade association of Electronic Health Record (EHR)
vendors that join together to lead the health information technol
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