Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Health Care Data Sharing Using RSS Technology

Shahaid Shah over at The Healthcare IT Guy makes a great argument for increasing the use of RSS technology for health alerts and data sharing of health information. Be sure to check out his article in HealthIT World News, Start Using RSS for Health/Medical Alerts and Data Sharing.

As we move toward the goal of interoperability of health care information RSS should play a part. Using RSS push technology to get needed information quickly and efficiently to the health care provider or other person who has a need to know the information.

My favorite quote from the article:
I think with a little creativity, building in RSS publishers inside our medical devices and health-IT systems such as EMRs and HIS would go a long way towards helping create more interoperable systems. Of course, content and messaging standards such as HL7 would not be replaced but would become the de facto standard of the payloads in the messages that RSS feeds could publish.
Tip to Matthew Holt at The Health Care Blog for pointing out the article.

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