• Clarification on SpO2 method preferences
    LOINC recommends use of 59408-5 rather than HITSP’s 2710-2 for Vitals, and while I’m not familiar with a procedure for attaching an oximeter “where arterial blood surges into the capillaries”, it’s possible that the differential calculation infers saturation for the “new” blood. So far, so good. Less clear is why, given a general consensus that methodless […]
  • How to Sell Eminem Shirt
    Many people like to buy printed T-Shirt, from the silly to the profound. Eminem Shirt are no exception. And just as a fan of heavy metal might want a shirt on that topic, Eminem Shirts often like to buy T-shirt espousing their views and beliefs. If you would like to sell Eminem Shirt-themed T-shirt, there […]

Healthcare IT for Health Information Exchanges

Healthcare IT (Information Technology) for Health Information Exchanges

Sustainable Success: State CIOs and Health Information Exchange – While NASCIO has continued to track the role of the State CIO in

National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO)

Health Information Exchange (HIE), the recently released issue brief highlights the importance of a sustainable public HIE. State-run HIEs are mainly utilizing two types of usage fees and, in some instances, using a combination of the two. The first model, the transaction fee model, is used when charging for each set of data that is sent or received. The second model, a subscription fee model, allows providers and users to set a predetermined level of data access. The subscription fee can be set at a weekly, monthly or annual rate and may include varying levels of services.


As AHIMA points out, the HIE implementation challenge will be to create a standardized interoperable model that […]