ENTRIES TAGGED "NHIN Direct"
The Direct Project, formerly NHIN Direct, looks to unite health messaging and the Internet.
Most healthcare communication still involves faxes and paper copies. The Direct Project, formerly known as NHIN Direct, wants to change that through software and secure Internet transport of health messaging.
NHIN Direct's Arien Malec on open community and data exchange standards.
Arien Malec, coordinator of NHIN Direct, has led a uniquely open, community-based project to define health data exchange standards. In this podcast, Malec discusses health care privacy, the difficulties of securely exchanging patient information, and the types of applications NHIN Direct can facilitate.
You’d never think it from the right-wing media hysteria around the administration’s health care initiatives, but some of the best thinking about minimal government intervention is happening right now in healthcare. In my advocacy around Government 2.0, I’ve been focused on the idea that government should act like a platform provider rather than a complete solution provider. That is, government should lay down rules of the road, create core functionality that others can build on, and then let the private sector compete to flesh out the offerings.