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Reaching out for Some RHIO Help

July 28, 2008
by aguerra
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The following questions were posed by a friend of the publication who prefered to remain anonymous. If anyone out there can help, please offer your comments below. Thanks, Anthony


RHIO's are expected to be the first step of Statewide and National infrastructures. Each RHIO has had the latitude to develop based on their regional needs. Some States have provided funding via grants yet have not provided standards of minimum data sets so the infrastructure can, in the future, connect to a National Infrastructure. There does not seem to be a repository of what data elements RHIO's have decided to collect and what efforts were abandoned. If you are involved with a RHIO,
or feel you can offer a best practice, please share what data you are collecting, what data did you originally collect but disband and why? What data yielded improvement in patient care and how it was measured. What vendors were used?

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Anthony Guerra is Editor-in-Chief of Healthcare Informatics. His blog contains story lineups for...