Health IT & Quality: Raison d’Être

Health IT & Quality

Raison d’Être


What is the purpose of health information technology? Why are we spending all these billions of dollars on this “thing” we struggle to understand, implement, and use? Is it achieving the goals of its purpose?

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Health Information Exchange: NHIN: The New Health Internet

Health Information Exchange

NHIN: The New Health Internet


I have not been a big fan of the National Health Information Network (NHIN) concept. It was — and in large part still is — a top-heavy federal government effort to create a nationwide infrastructure to facilitate the exchange of clinical information. That is a high, lofty, and admirable goal, but one that is too far in front of where the market is today.

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