Open Affairs TV at HIMSS 12

Lizzie Dunklee | Open Affairs TV | February 22, 2012

The crew at Open Affairs TV is at HIMSS12 in Las Vegas! But wait, isn’t HIMSS all about silos and proprietary systems? Not quite. Over the last few years, we’ve seen a surge of collaborative platforms popping up across the HIMSS agendas and exhibit halls. Health Information Exchanges are the topic of many-a-session, focusing on standards, implementation and collaboration.

Direct and CONNECT projects are adding fueling many community HIE efforts, and they’re well represented in the educational forums and Exhibit Halls. EMR organizations like OpenEMR, Clear Health and Practice Fusion have forged open-source trail, opened their APIs and generally embraced the Todd Park-propelled open government movement...