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Enjoy Vitro Software's Insights series where we provide views, experiences and opinions from both our own specialist eHealth staff and guest contributors. We cover a range of topics such as; Clinical Information Systems (CIS), Electronic Medical Records (EMR), integration and interoperability, cloud hosting, change management, user adoption and more.
Within the first few weeks of Australia’s legislation around Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) a total of 63 notices were received, and with the highest percentage occurring in the healthcare sector. Acting Privacy Commissioner Angelene Falk said that half of the breaches were due to human error. Jeff Smoot writes about NDB's and the cultural shift required to ensure better outcomes.
Tags: HL7, Security & Data Breaches
Integration expert Dominic Green, writes about healthcare interoperability and integration in relation to the relatively new FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) standard. Dominic looks at FHIR's roots from the HL7 v3 standard, the benefits & challenges of adopting FHIR and it's "plug and play integration" potential.
Tags: Integration & Interoperability, HL7, FHIR
After the last article I wrote was published, I was asked a very insightful question, which was, “If you were writing a new piece of software, how would you go about integrating it?” This led me to reflect on the changes within both our company’s attitude to integration and the changes within the industry in general since I became involved in integration around 8 years ago.
Tags: Integration & Interoperability, eHealth, HL7
...But this now undersells what an integration engine does, or is capable of. While the bulk of the integration work may still follow this diagram, the engine that Sláinte uses, Interfaceware’s Iguana, took a new approach to solving the healthcare interoperability problem and the solution that they came up with has the potential to change the role of the integration engineer within a healthcare setting.
Tags: Integration & Interoperability, HL7