Back in June I had posted some information about the use of this technology.  Read the source article for more information on how the hospital is sending information to the Social Security Administration, and there is a simple text example on the page to view as well.  Nice to have an update on the progress! 

This used a secure socket layer transmission, in other words encrypted with digital signatures.  As always, amazing technology and "ahead of the game" technology coming from Beth Israel Deaconess in Boston from Dr. Halamka. 

Also this week they added the Microsoft HealthVault for patients to share medical data with physicians who do not have access to the Patient Site at the hospital.  BD 

"In my role as Chair of the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP, I've worked with 500 stakeholder organizations to harmonize the standards for clinical summaries, labs, e-prescribing, public health reporting, quality measurement, and personal health records. These standards are now beginning to be implemented widely in the private and public sector since being mandated for Federal procurement in January of 2008. Massachusetts and its hospitals have embraced these new standards and today we're sending thousands of transactions with them. One of our more exciting implementations went live earlier this month - lifetime medical record exchange with the Social Security Administration (SSA) for disability processing.'

Life as a Healthcare CIO: Cool Technology of the Week


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