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The Direct Project has teeth, but it needs pseudonymity

How patient pseudonyms can inspire trust in the Direct Project's network.

Yesterday, Meaningful Use Stage 2 was released. You can read the final rule here and you can read the announcement here. As we read and parse the 900 or so pages of government-issued goodness, you can expect lots of commentary and discussion. Geek Doctor  already has a summary and Motorcycle Guy can be expected to help us all…
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The state of Health Information Exchange in Massachusetts

Health IT and HIE advances in Massachusetts may lead to national shifts.

Although health information exchange should be identified as a process, having the structures and organizations to facilitate exchange is a challenge facing health care. A recent conference articulated these issues, and presented clear plans on how Massachusetts is addressing them.

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The Direct Project in action

The Direct Project in action

Houston's healthcare community is deploying a Direct Project pilot.

Jim Langabeer, CEO of Greater Houston Healthconnect, discusses the implementation goals and hurdles related to a Direct Project pilot program.

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Direct Project will be required in the next version of Meaningful Use

Direct Project will be required in the next version of Meaningful Use

The Direct Project is poised to become the first health Internet platform.

Given the way that healthcare is financed in the U.S., it's reasonable to expect that many doctors will have a Direct email address to communicate with other doctors and their patients in a few years.

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SMART challenge and P4: open source projects look toward the broader use of health records

Many of the building blocks have recently fallen into place for
seamless data exchange between a patient and multiple care
organizations to support such things as real-time interventions in
patient behavior and better clinical decision support.

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Report from Massachusetts Health IT forum

About clinical effectiveness research, EHRs, and just working
together.

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