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Addressing the Address Issue in the “Good Neighbor” Policy

By Skylar Hinrichs | June 29, 2016


It is clear that health systems throughout the country are struggling with the inflow of direct addresses and an EMR's “Good Neighbor Policy.” This is an EMR rule where hospitals share provider directories (for example Epic's CareEverywhere and Cerner's Resonance)....

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Shining a light on physician data across the enterprise

By Will Baker | January 13, 2016

While most healthcare organizations know their important provider data is located somewhere within their IT infrastructure, they don’t always know the specific location of the information silo where the data resides. It is extremely important for a healthcare organization to...

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Secure communication of clinical information is the name of the game

By Peter White | September 22, 2015

David Rath’s article in the September 7, 2015, issue of Healthcare Informatics titled: “Is Direct the Rodney Dangerfield of Interoperability?” makes some excellent points.

According to the web site, the Direct Project was created to specify a simple, secure,...

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Medical Staff Credentialing Departments Manage only about 20% of a Hospital’s Provider Base

By Blake Marable | September 16, 2015

Credentialing departments are empowered to manage the background verifications and privileging process at healthcare facilities. Using various credentialing systems, they are excellent at managing this background review of the providers who are on staff.

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White Paper: Why A Single Provider Profile Matters

By Thomas White | January 22, 2015


Sometimes there really is too much of a good thing, especially in health care systems. Take provider data for instance. Provider data lives in silos in almost all hospital IT systems and in all state/national directories. The slow advance of Direct Addresses and HISPs will...

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