This is a welcome announcement for a sector looking for an IT shot in the arm. Was privaleged to see this a few months ago. Will be very interested to see how healthcare IT organisations respond to the release. Which will crawl into their shells and which will embrace?
We need to see some maturity in this market. Consumers will expect it.
At last some joined up thinking! Desperately needed in the healthcare industry.
I tried the link to the Executive Whitepater, but got an error.
I was able to access the Executive Whitepaper after installing the latest version of Adobe Reader, Adobe Reader 8.
Thanks for reminding folks to make sure the reader is installed. I'm glad you were able to access the Whitepaper.
Bill Crounse, MD Healthcare Industry Director Microsoft
Here is an interesting link that I found on implementing Smart Card Authentication with ASP.NET - http://blogs.msdn.com/healthblog/archive/2006/11/22/the-connected-health-framework-a-service-oriented-architecture-for-health-it.asp
Here is an interesting link that I found on implementing Smart Card Authentication with ASP.NET - http
It has been quite a journey from the times where a single system was able to provide the details about a patient in the hospital. We have built such systems at our company.
However, when it comes to the web and providing the service over the web, would a framework for healthcare just suffice?
Standardising the systems content in all the multiple existing systems to be able to provide the same information would be a huge task.
Rather the framework should deal with solutions as mentioned in HL7, which provides the way forward.
New applications could be designed to meet up with the kind of framework being proposed, but even then there would never be a case where all the existing health systems would be willing to adhere to a framework.
More work needs to be done in creating a repository of data that collects data and then provides an analysis. The repository could be updated with data coming from multiple systems.
Each system could read from the repository the data through a service and provide details regarding the data in thier own unique way.
Perhaps in 10 years the CHF could be taken back into the applications. Then again this can be done provided companies like MS and others provide these frameworks within the application development itself.
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