Healthcare Integration Roundup – April 29, 2011

This week, we have a couple of HIE news items out of the US Midwest, a new Canadian iPad/ICU implementation, and a warning not to use Dropbox for healthcare data.

Information Exchange: Know Your Use Cases via
All about the Cincinnati-area HIE, HealthBridge. EHR feeds to 29 vendors, 60+ EHR versions, all on an Axolotl system and Mirth MUx.

Chicago Hospitals Embark On Long HIE Journey via nversel
They’re putting together a subscription-based model for providers; vendors share the risk. Read to find out how this compares to the statewide Illinois HIE.

Enterprise Software Maker Lawson Bought By Golden Gate, Infor In $2 Billion Deal via TechCrunchIT
Lawson owns the Cloverleaf interface engine.

Dropbox is not HIPAA-compliant by HIPAA Secure Now via @EntegrationBlog
Based on a discussion in the Dropbox forums. Dropbox uses file encryption, but stick a patient name in the file name and you’ll violate HIPAA. Lesson learned: watch your metadata.

Hospital labs consider sharing reportable electronic data from @nateosit
A new CDC project to help hospital labs submit results to public health agencies and meet Stage 1 Meaningful Use rules.

Montreal doctors use iPads for patient information by @CBCHealth via @TELUSHealth
Good news (and sounds like terrific usability) for ICU physicians, but what about the (short-term) trade-off on interoperability? This homegrown system is siloed. Montreal and the provincial government are investing in umbrella systems and regional interoperability.