Rebuilding the Tower of Babel – A CEO’s Perspective on Health

Rebuilding the Tower of Babel

Rebuilding the Tower of Babel – A CEO’s Perspective on Health

Defining Life Information Exchange

The United States is facing the greatest shortage of health care professionals in our country’s history supplemented

by a growing number of health care providers.

65 states and only nine of the 145 medical schools were training doctors. By 2020 the industry is estimated to have

Rebuilding the Tower of Babel – A CEO’s Perspective on Health

200,000 short doctors and over a million nurses.

the problem, the medical community must find a way to provide timely and accurate information to those who need it in

the same way. Imagine if the pilots were speaking their own language instead of the current international airplane,

English. This example demonstrates the urgency and critical nature of our need for balanced communication in

health care. Healthy information exchange can help improve safety, reduce hospital stay, reduce medication errors,

reduce laboratory or operating tests and improve the health system. faster, simpler, and more productive. Older


other specialists who will need to find a way to communicate with primary care providers correctly. and correctly.

This process can only be achieved by validating the way the communication takes place. Healthbridge, HIE in

Rebuilding the Tower of Babel – A CEO’s Perspective on Health

Cincinnati and one of the largest networks in the country managed to reduce the incidence of the disease from 5 to 8

days to 48 hours in the exchange of health information. Regarding the situation, one writer noted, “Cooperation

without standards is like a language without language.

U.S. retailers have changed over the past two decades for inventory, sales, and accounting

management all of which improve performance and efficiency.

list of assets, this may have been the reason for the lack of change in the primary care facility to create patient

records and data. Imagine a Mother and Pop store anywhere in central America with a list of shelves, ordering

widgets that are copied according to the lack of information about the current inventory. See any view of Home

Rebuilding the Tower of Babel – A CEO’s Perspective on Health

Depot or Lowes and get an overview of how the industry has changed the retail sector through inefficiency and

inefficiency. Perhaps “medical art” is an obstacle to more productive, efficient, and intelligent medicine.

The standards for information exchange have been around since 1989, but the latest trends have changed

History of Life Information Perhaps

Rebuilding the Tower of Babel – A CEO’s Perspective on Health

The metropolitan centers in Canada and Australia were the first to implement HIEs successfully. The success of this

early network was linked to the integration with existing EHR primary care systems. The Ministry of Health 7 (HL7)

has represented the first standard of healthcare in the United States, starting with a conference at the University of

Pennsylvania in 1987.

of the provider, which often stands for duplication and inefficiency. Collaborative collaboration enhances personal

understanding of network health systems to connect and communicate. The contextual status will ultimately affect

Rebuilding the Tower of Babel – A CEO’s Perspective on Health The United States

National Health Information Network (NHIN) sets the standard for this communication between healthcare

networks. HL7  HL7’s mission is to increase cooperation, promote

concerned with performance improvement.

In the United States, one of the first HIEs started in Portland Maine. HealthInfoNet is a public-private partnership

and is believed to be the largest HIE in the country. The purpose of the network is to improve security

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