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New Intel® SOA Expressway for Healthcare Release Powers Patient/Provider Community Exchange at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
By Joshua Painter (Intel) Posted on 10/14/09 0
It’s been about a year and half since we first released Intel® SOA Expressway for Healthcare, which is a purpose-built, easy-to-deploy integration appliance for connecting islands of information together to enable a secure, high-performance, best-of-breed health information infrastructure. We hav...
Can Infrastructure Enable Healthcare Interoperability?
By Joshua Painter (Intel) Posted on 06/01/09 0
Last April at HIMSS in Chicago, Intel participated in the IHE showcase, which is essentially a huge "plug fest" for healthcare vendors promoting interoperability in healthcare. Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) is an initiative by healthcare professionals and industry to improve the wa...
Enabling hospitals and their affiliated physicians to stay connected
By Joshua Painter (Intel) Posted on 01/22/09 4
Hospitals and IDNs are increasingly looking for new ways to stay connected with their affiliated physicians to enable sharing of health information, streamline the referrals process, and provide seamless access to hospital, lab, PBMs and payer networks. Both hospitals and their affiliated physici...
Design approaches for patient identification in health networks
By Joshua Painter (Intel) Posted on 11/12/08 2
My last few posts have looked at the role of data standardization and terminology translation in enabling healthcare organizations to exchange information that can be understand by all. Terminology translation acts as a bridge to make it possible for two organizations to share and understand heal...
Designing for gray scale: under the hood of medical terminology translation
By Joshua Painter (Intel) Posted on 10/02/08 2
My last couple posts have touched on the importance of data standards in enabling interoperability in healthcare. It is important to recognize, however, that data standardization is not about dictating the way organizations capture and share clinical data. Often there is specific local and instit...
Semantic normalization: making sense out of health data
By Joshua Painter (Intel) Posted on 09/23/08 2
In my last post I looked under the hood at data interoperability, examining the need for the normalization of both "syntactic" and "semantic" aspects of healthcare data. In this post I will present a high-level architecture for data normalization to share some understanding of how health informat...
Peeling back the onion of health data interoperability
By Joshua Painter (Intel) Posted on 09/15/08 0
Data interoperability is vital to today’s healthcare computing environment, allowing clinical information to be effectively and consistently exchanged, compared, and analyzed among healthcare partners such as insurers, pharmacies, affiliated providers, and public health departments. Put simply, d...
A Vision for Scalable High Quality Health Information Exchange - Part 3
By Joshua Painter (Intel) Posted on 09/04/08 1
This is the third of a three-part article looking at the area of interoperability and health information exchange (HIE) in the healthcare industry. In the first part, I intended to clearly articulate the key challenges and barriers to adoption faced by those looking to engage in HIE. Part 2 exami...
A Vision for Scalable High Quality Health Information Exchange - Part 2
By Joshua Painter (Intel) Posted on 08/29/08 0
This is the second of a three-part article looking at the area of interoperability and health information exchange (HIE) in the healthcare industry. In the first part, I intended to clearly articulate the key challenges and barriers to adoption faced by those looking to engage in HIE. Part 2 will...