Posts Tagged Provider Directories

ONC for Health Information Technology “Direct White Pages” Pilot

Friday, March 29th, 2013 | Permalink

A recent Power Point Presentation was made by the ONC for Health Information Technology on a
“Direct White Pages” Pilot

The pilot proposes to address the issue of developing a Provider Directory as one means of implementing messages between users in a ‘Direct’ environment, that is, in an electronic environment.

Since the concept of a Provider Directory in order to implement messaging in an EHR world has been debated for years without (except for a few rare cases) any notable successes, the ONC wants to pilot with the experience of states to develop, in their words, a ‘Direct White Pages’ of Providers.

In order to do this they propose to use as a data collection vehicle state-level Medicaid attestation data, specifically the ‘Direct’ addresses of providers attesting to the State’s EHR incentive program for Medicaid.

Is this a good idea? (more…)

Provider Directory’s ‘Rosetta Stone’

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 | Permalink

The title of this blog post might suggest something exotic or foreign or mysterious to some readers. Well, it may be just that… but we will do almost anything to get a bit of attention for Provider Data as a Service (PDAAS), a topic we feel is extremely important for our clients and all healthcare leaders to better understand… especially with the need for accurate Provider ‘demographic’ information that will be required to meet interoperability standards.

The ‘Rosetta Stone’ …like the famous stone translating Egyptian hieroglyphs into the Greek alphabet for comprehension…. also translates Provider demographics into an accurate and useful and comprehensive Provider Directory.

What is this ‘Rosetta Stone’ link? (more…)

Provider Demographics and interstate HIE communication challenges.

Thursday, March 15th, 2012 | Permalink

Various pilots are currently running to test the efficacy and accuracy of Electronic Medical Record transport between different Providers in Health Information Exchange environments. In the past obvious barriers to interoperability of EMR systems arose due to the proprietary nature of each system.

However with significant investment and prospect of incentives looming for achievement of Meaningful Use criteria, EMR vendors are achieving a degree of interoperability between their systems in several market tests, notably the Hudson Valley pilot and CurrentCare in Rhode Island.

The next barrier to HIE implementation was the method of EMR transport (more…)


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