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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

Explains the exchange of health information

The United States is facing the biggest shortage of GPs in our nation’s history exacerbated by the growin

population. In 2005 there was one pediatrician for every 5,000 U.S.  By 2020, the industry is estimated to be short of

200,000 doctors and more than a million nurses. Never before, in the history of U.S. health care, has demand been

medical community needs to find a way to provide accurate, timely information to those who need it uniformly.

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

flight language, English. This example captures the urgency and urgency with which our need for routine

communication in healthcare. Healthy information exchange can help improve safety, reduce hospital time, cut

down on medication errors, reduce testing or laboratory procedures and perform them faster, slimmer, and more

productive health system. An aging U.S. population along with those with chronic diseases such as diabetes,

cardiovascular disease, and asthma needs to see more specialists who need to find a way to communicate with

primary care providers. the school effectively and efficiently.

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

This efficiency can only be achieved by regulating the way communication

ion takes place. reduce the incidence of disease

from 5 to 8 days down to 48 hours with a regional health information exchange. In terms of standardization, one

author noted, “Interaction without standards is like language without grammar. In all cases, communication can be

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

U.S. retailers moved more than two decades ago to automate investments, sales, accounting control, all of which

improve efficiency and effectiveness. While it is uncomfortable to think of patients as an inventory, this may be part

of the reason for the lack of a shift in the primary care setting to the automation of patient records and data. Imagine

a Mom & Pop hardware store on any square in central America full of off-the-shelf investment, ordering duplicate

widgets based on a lack of custom inventory information. Take a look at any Home Center or Lowes and get an

insight into how automation has changed the sales department in terms of scalability and efficiency. The “art of

medicine” may be a barrier to more productive, effective, and softer healing. Standards in information exchange have

been in place since 1989, but recent interfaces have evolved faster thanks to increases in the regularization of

regional and state health information exchanges.

History of health information exchanges

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

U.S. retailers moved more than two decades ago to automate investments, sales, accounting control, all of which

improve efficiency and effectiveness. While it is uncomfortable to think of patients as an inventory, this may be part

of the reason for the lack of a shift in the primary care setting to the automation of patient records and data. Imagine

a Mom & Pop hardware store on any square in central America full of off-the-shelf investment, ordering duplicate

widgets based on a lack of custom inventory information. Take a look at any Home Center or Lowes and get an

insight into how automation has changed the sales department in terms of scalability and efficiency. The “art of

medicine” may be a barrier to more productive, effective, and softer healing. Standards in information exchange have

been in place since 1989, but recent interfaces have evolved faster thanks to increases in the regularization of

regional and state health information exchanges.

History of health information exchanges

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

Major cities in Canada and Australia were the first to be successfully implemented by HIE. The success of these early

networks was linked to an integration with established primary care EHR systems.  States, beginning with a meeting at

the University of Pennsylvania in 1987.

fax, mail, and direct supplier communication, which often represent duplication and inefficiency. Process interaction

increases people’s understanding across network health systems to integrate and communicate. Consistency will

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

communication. The United States National Health Information Network (NHIN) sets the standards that foster the

delivery of communications between health networks. HL7 is now in its third version published in 2004. HL7 aims to increase interoperability, develop coherent standards, educate industry about regulation and collaborate with

 

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