This week the Congress meeting is in Boston.  I referenced in a earlier post that PHR's, (personal health records) are being viewed by Healthcare leadership as the favorite vehicle for interoperability.  There is a podcast at the link below.  There was a full line up of guest speakers, including Dr. Crounse from Microsoft and you can read more from his blog here about the conference.

How important are Personal Health Records and what is being done to spread the word, as other key healthcare individuals from Microsoft are also speaking and spreading the word as well.  Dr. James R. Mault,  will be speaking in September at the Integrated Care Summit about how personal health records can help in the fight against chronic disease in the workplace.  His area of expertise includes medical devices and the pharma business and he is the director of new products and business development for the Health Care solutions group, and a key figure behind the HealthVault.  Interoperability is on everyone’s mind and plan of attack today for health care records.  Software as a Service is making this possible today.  BD 

The 3rd Annual World Congress Leadership Summit on The Road to Interoperability assembles the industry’s foremost industry practitioners and thought leaders who will address best practices in the implementation of innovative information technology strategies and solutions to improve the state of the healthcare system, to transform operations and enhance safety and quality, in an effort to meet the federally-mandated 2014 goal for nationwide health record portability and health data exchange.
Specific solution areas to be covered include:

  • Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
  • Personal Health Records (PHR)
  • Patient-Centric Portals/Internet-based Communication Exchanges
  • Regional Health Information Networks (RHIO)

http://www.healthcareitnews.com/story.cms?id=9630

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