Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Offers Free Educational Webinar Series

ATTENTION all interested IT professionals interested in learning more about IHE and it's domain work within the current 11 domains (Radiology, Cardiology, Laboratory, Anatomic Pathology, Eye Care, Patient Care Devices, IT Infrastructure, Patient Care Coordination, Quality, Research & Pubic Health, Pharmacy, & Radiation Oncology)

Beginning June 28 Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) kicks off its annual free webinar series with a wide range of topics to educate organizations about the benefits of IHE’s Technical Frameworks and Profiles. Clinical end users, attend the general sessions to learn how use of IHE-based products help end users solve today’s interoperability challenges. Product vendors, attend sessions to learn how and why implementing IHE into your products is a smart business decision. Plus, learn how to prepare for participation in the IHE North American Connectathon 2012 and HIMSS12 Interoperability Showcase. Please click here for a schedule of webinars. These are also recorded for future playback if you are unable to attend on the day of the event.  Happy Learning!

Friday, June 24, 2011

IHE Quality, Research & Public Health supplements published for Public Comment

Well it has been quite a bit of time since my last blog, so I apologize, but life has been busy at Serendipity Health for me. I am not complaining as business is good and I will blog more about some of the work I have been doing associated to HIT in other posts soon, I promise.   

As co-chair for the Quality, Research and Public Health (QRPH) domain for IHE International, I thought it was most important to bring your attention to some newly published supplements out for public comment.  Amit Popat and I are happy to co-chair the QRPH domain that has many, very talented and forward thinking individuals who are trying to solve some of the interoperability issues that are leading edge and necessary for the future of health care improvement.  

I encourage all who are involved with health information exchange and HIT to please review the supplements listed below and provide public comment to allow us to improve this documentation for future use. Please feel free to contact me to learn more about our domain and the work we are forging forward.  

IHE Community,

Quality, Research and Public Health supplements published for Public Comment

The IHE Quality, Research and Public Health Technical Committee has published the following supplements to the forthcoming IHE Quality, Research and Public Health Technical Framework for public comment in the period from June 17, 2011 to July 17, 2011:

·       Early Hearing Care Plan (EHCP) 
·       Mother and Child Health (MCH) 
·       Physician Reporting to a Public Health Repository-Cancer Registry (PRPH-Ca) 
·       Public Health Reporting (PH-rpt) 
·       Quality Measure Definition - Early Hearing (QMD-EH) 
·       Quality Measure Execution - Early Hearing (QME-EH) 
·       Retrieve Process for Execution (RPE)

The documents are available for download at http://www.ihe.net/Technical_Framework/public_comment.cfm. Comments submitted by July 17, 2011, will be considered by the Quality, Research and Public Health Technical Committee in developing the trial implementation version of the supplements.  Comments should be submitted at http://www.ihe.net/qrph/qrphcomments.cfm.