Cool Technology Of The Week

John Halamka | Life As A Healthcare CIO | November 9, 2012

While I was at AMIA this week, Will Ross of Redwood MedNet, introduced me to a low cost interoperability solution for small practices in rural locations.   It's similar in concept to the interoperability appliances that Massachusetts has used in its HIE.  Will calls his appliance the
"HIE Plug".

The HIE Plug is a secure health data endpoint built on a generic small form factor hardware device.  The all open source software stack runs on a Marvel Kirkwood ARM CPU @ 1.2Ghz with 512M RAM.  The hardware draws under 5 watts of power...