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Interoperability Leading to Information Exchange
August 2013 Vol. 2, No. 8 ISSUE ARCHIVE | SUBSCRIBE | MEMBERSHIP

INTEROPERABILITY INBOX

Collaboration to Link LOINC and SNOMED CT
The Regenstrief Institute announced that they have signed a long-term collaborative agreement with the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO) to link two leading global healthcare terminologies:

  • Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC®) and
  • Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine–Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT®)

This timely and significant agreement will help improve safety, functionality, and interoperability for the rapidly growing number of clinicians around the world who manage and exchange health data with electronic health records.

With the IHTSDO, Regenstrief will be working to map LOINC parts to SNOMED CT concepts, existing SNOMED CT observables to LOINC codes, and LOINC answers to SNOMED CT concepts. LOINC observations will be represented in SNOMED CT by creating expression associations (rather than SNOMED CT observable concepts). The collaboration has agreed to first focus work on the laboratory domain and some types of clinical observations, with the intent to expand the scope over time. Click on the headline above to download the full text of the collaborative agreement.

CommonWell Adds Two Members
By Mike Miliard
As the first new members since the CommonWell Health Alliance was launched at HIMSS13 this past March, Sunquest and CPSI join Allscripts, athenahealth, Cerner, Greenway, McKesson, and RelayHealth in working toward interoperability and data liquidity between disparate IT systems. Click the headline above to read the full article in Government Health IT.

New ONC Certified Health IT Symbol Announced
A new symbol designating certified electronic health records (EHR) technology was unveiled in July 2013 by the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). The mark will appear on EHR products that have been certified by an ONC-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) and will indicate that the product meets the 2014 Edition Standards and Certification Criteria. Click on the link above to go to the ONC HIT Certification Program page.

Joint eHI & HIMSS Hill Briefing on Interoperability in Rural and Underserved Communities
By Allison Viola and Grace Conway
On Thursday, June 20, eHealth Initiative (eHI) collaborated with the Institute for e-Health Policy, part of the HIMSS Foundation to host a lunch briefing on Capitol Hill entitled: “Issues and Opportunities Toward Interoperable EHRs for Rural and Underserved Healthcare Organizations.” Key takeaways from this briefing included the following concepts:

  • Improving the infrastructure, expanding broadband access and utilizing telehealth are all essential to the success of health.
  • For rural and underserved communities, interoperability and the inability to optimize technology use serve as the biggest barriers for health IT.
  • While rural and underserved community hospitals should be held to the same Meaningful Use standards, their implementation and approaches on health IT should be different.
  • There is an increased need to reach consensus on standards for interoperability to reduce costs and the complexity of exchanging information.
  • A clearer vision on the goals of interoperability needs to be communicated to all stakeholders.

Allison Viola, MBA, RHIA, eHI’s Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs, and Neal I. Neuberger, CISSP, Executive Director of the Institute for e-Health Policy, welcomed the approximately 80 attendees, including Congressional staffers, policy fellows and eHI and HIMSS members.

A 1-½ hour long video of the briefing can be found here. Click the headline above to read the full article.

Surescripts in Connectivity Mode
By Diana Manos
Clinical health IT vendor Surescripts has expanded its reach by enabling five additional health technology vendors to offer clinical messaging capabilities to their users, company officials announced Thursday.

Surescripts' Basic Messaging and Communications product for clinical interoperability will now be offered to all users of Inofile, Greenway, SCI Solutions and Vitera. SOAPware users will be able to communicate with users on the Surescripts network using a HISP-to-HISP connection. These enhanced capabilities will allow care providers to seamlessly communicate and share important clinical information through a secure and integrated messaging service powered by the Surescripts network, Surescripts officials said in a news release. Click the headline above to read the full article in Healthcare IT News.

CAIR Immunization Messaging Portal
In August 2013, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) will unveil the California Immunization Registry (CAIR) Messaging Portal, an online web portal that will help California immunization providers* qualify for 'meaningful use' (MU) incentive payments. For general information on data exchange with CAIR, go to the Immunization Messaging Portal – 5 Steps to Data Exchangepage. For information about the Portal, go to the Immunization Messaging Portal – FAQs page. Click on the headline above to go to CAIR web site.

IHE JUNCTION

Interoperability Challenges? Submit a Proposal to IHE
Demand for interoperable systems is gaining national attention. Is your organization pressured to find an effective solution? Integrating the Health Enterprise (IHE) International has been developing interoperable based standards, called IHE Profiles, for the HIT industry since 1998. Today, IHE is looking for your organization to speak up. Submit your challenges to IHE and become a part of the solution. IHE International’s call for new work items closes September 29, 2013. All work items will be vetted, and the final selected work items will be moved into IHE International’s 2013-2014 publication cycle. Learn how your organization can become involved with IHE.

Download Free Copy of Interoperability For Dummies, IHE Edition
Since its release last month, Interoperability for Dummies, IHE Edition, has been downloaded more than 2,000 times. This book provides practical advice for understanding the ins and outs of healthcare interoperability. This helpful eBook tells you what you need to know about leveraging IHE to improve your organization’s ability to share patient information—securely and efficiently. Download your complimentary copy by clicking the link above.

Products from Eight IT Vendors Are First to Become IHE USA Certified
IHE USA, in partnership with ICSA Labs, is excited to announce the first round of IHE USA Certified products. Congratulations to the eight vendors that have successfully completed the IHE USA Certification program, and are leading the industry in advancing interoperability. Learn more at the link above.

IHE USA Certification Program Webinar Set for Later this Month
Learn how IHE USA’s Certification Program ensures that your products meet the highest quality of interoperability by attending our IHE USA Certification Program 2014 webinar on August 28, 2013. Register Today!

IHE Educational Webinar Series
IHE annually presents a series of free educational webinars from June through September. The series will help your organization learn about IHE; get engaged in IHE development and testing activities; and, leverage IHE solutions to develop and implement interoperable health information technology (HIT) systems. Register Now!

2013 ACCE Lifetime Achievement Award Winner - Ray Zambuto
In the Winter of 2008, Leaders of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), the American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE), and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) signed an agreement to develop a joint Clinical Engineering-Information Technology (CEIT) Community thus pooling their expertise and knowledge and avoiding the duplication of efforts under way. This summer, the CEIT Community met at the AAMI 2013 Conference and Expo in Long Beach, California. At this annual event, Ray Zambuto, CCE, MSB, FASHE, FHIMSS, FACCE, co-founder of the Patient Care Devices (PCD) Domain of Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE), and member of the IHE International Board until 2011 received the ACCE 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award. Click headline above to read more about Ray and this award.

Save the Date! The HIMSS Innovation Center Opens in October 2013
HIMSS is proud to announce the opening of the HIMSS Innovation Center in Cleveland, OH in Global Center for Health Innovation adjacent to the Cleveland Convention Center. This first of its kind, year-round facility fosters collaborative testing and demonstration of interoperable systems and the improvement the quality and efficiency of heatlh in individuals and communities. Click the link above to learn more.

POLICY PIPELINE

HIMSS Congressional Asks Task Force
During the annual HIMSS Policy Summit, this year September 18-19, 2013, participants will visit with Members of Congress and their staff to raise awareness for various topics concerning health IT policy. Currently, the Congressional Asks Task Force is meeting to formulate these recommendations on HIMSS' top three Congressional Asks for this year. Click the link above to learn about this Task Force.

ONC Makes Progress on Five Strategic Goals
By Tom Sullivan
ONC posted a strategic plan progress report on July 19, assessing its achievements across the plan’s five goals. “Federal investments in a wide array of programs and activities, including the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program, have impacted the health IT marketplace, allowing the health care system to improve health and health care,” ONC said in the progress report. Click on the headline above to read the full Government HealthIT article.

DOD/VA Increasing Interoperability and Looking into Cloud Storage
During the summer of 2013, two almost identical bills have been introduced in Congress, with the purpose of creating a timeline for the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to achieve interoperable electronic health records. These include the Servicemember’s Electronic Health Records Act of 2013 (S. 1296), introduced by Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), and the 21st Century Health Care for Heroes Act (H.R. 2590), introduced by Representative Christopher Gibson (R-NY). Click on the headline above to read the full article.

Senate Committee Hearings on Health IT
The Senate Finance Committee held the first of a series of hearings entitled, “Health Information Technology: A Building Block to Quality Health Care” on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 10:00 am in Room 215, Dirksen Senate Office Building. Scheduled witnesses were Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for Health IT, and Patrick Conway, chief medical officer and director, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality and acting director, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Click on the headline above to watch the 1 hour and 35 minute committee hearing.

HIMSS EXCHANGE

HIMSS Announces New Board Chair and Members
On July 1, Scott MacLean, CHCIO, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Deputy CIO and Director of IS Operations at Partners HealthCare in Boston, Mass., assumed his one-year term as chair of the HIMSS Board of Directors, replacing Willa Fields, DNSc, RN, FHIMSS,  professor, School of Nursing, San Diego State University. Carol Steltenkamp, MD, MBA, FHIMSS, CMIO at University of Kentucky Healthcare, became vice chair of the board, replacing Scott Holbrook, MS, LFHIMSS, Principal at Mountain Summit Advisors. Click the link above to learn more.

HIMSS Seeking Volunteers for FY14 I&S Work Groups
Are you interested in contributing your knowledge and expertise to advance interoperability and standards in health information technology? Join one of the many HIMSS Interoperability & Standards (I&S) work groups and participate in dynamic discussions that leads to developing content for the industry! There are four work groups under the I&S Committee that are seeking volunteers – see below:

I&S Practices Work Group
The I&S Practices Work Group will focus on the development of impactful tools for the HIMSS I&S Website. This work group meets monthly by phone with HIMSS staff, and is open to all HIMSS members. Calls are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 12-1pm Eastern Time.

Interoperability Maturity Model Work Group
The Interoperability Maturity Model Work Group will develop and validate a HIMSS interoperability maturity model and corresponding roadmap and document examples of application of this model. The work group meets monthly by phone with HIMSS staff, and is open to all HIMSS members. Calls are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 12-1pm Eastern Time.

Information Xchange eNewsletter Work Group
HIMSS is seeking volunteers to serve as authors, content experts and a resource for additional industry writers for the monthly Information Xchange electronic newsletter. This newsletter addresses interoperability and standard topics, related industry initiatives and activities. The time commitment involves monthly workgroup calls and specific work assignments supporting the newsletter editorial calendar. Calls are held on the 2nd Monday of each month from 12-1pm Eastern Time.

Public Comment Work Group
One of the many activities here at HIMSS is responding to public comment requests involving interoperability and standards (I&S) topics within the industry. We are currently identifying volunteers who would like to participate in I&S related public comment periods over the next twelve months. Volunteers will receive information on public comment periods through a workgroup listserv, and will be asked to respond with feedback and suggestions representing the I&S Content Area. Conference calls will be set up as needed to support the public comment activities, and volunteers will receive additional emails on various HIMSS I&S content activities from time to time.

If you are interested in getting involved with one of these I&S workgroups, you must be a current member of HIMSS and be able to participate in the monthly teleconference calls. Please contact Mary-Ellen Devitt Johnson at mjohnson@himss.org or by telephone at 312-915-9208 no later than Friday, August 30 if you plan to get involved this year!

Health Information Exchange (HIE) Volunteers Needed
Work Groups and Task Forces under the Health Information Exchange (HIE) Committee are kicking off activities for FY14 (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014). Therefore, HIMSS is seeking volunteers for the following five HIE volunteer groups:

HIE Toolkit Task Force
The HIE Toolkit Task Force will focus on the development of impactful tools for the HIMSS HIE Toolkit, focusing on Meaningful Use and information exchange, business and sustainability, technical architecture strategies, and other areas of importance for HIOs/HIEs. This Toolkit focuses on the public/private HIE organization with the goal of providing a solid and extensive body of dynamic information on health information exchange, including timely information around some of the most important national and state level activities. This Task Force meets monthly by phone with HIMSS staff, and is open to all HIMSS members. Calls are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1-2pm EST. For more information, contact Julie Moffitt at the link above.

Enterprise HIE Toolkit Task Force
The Enterprise HIE Toolkit focuses on the needs of private hospitals and large integrated delivery systems (IDS) providers who are launching their own health information exchange initiative.  This Task Force is responsible for the creation of new tools and resources to help guide hospital and IDS leaders in the understanding, assessment and implementation of HIE services to support their organization and their participants. This Task Force meets monthly by phone with HIMSS staff, and is open to all HIMSS members. Calls are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 1-2pm EST. For more information, contact Julie Moffitt at the link above.

Ambulatory HIE Toolkit Work Group
The Ambulatory HIE Toolkit targets the needs of ambulatory and physician practices interested in getting involved with HIE organizations. This Workgroup is responsible for the creation of new tools and resources to guide ambulatory and physician practices in the understanding, assessment and utilization of HIE services through participation in an HIE organization, along with resources on the use of DIRECT. This Workgroup meets monthly by phone with HIMSS staff, and is open to all HIMSS members. Calls are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1-2pm EST.

HIE Communications Task Force
Emails and newsletters may always play a significant role in communication, but healthcare professionals today work and learn in a landscape that is growing to embrace all kinds of communication platforms. This Task Force will develop and implement communication strategies using social media and other communication methods to support key HIE events, get the word out about essential HIE resources, and engage healthcare professionals and the HIE Community in important HIE-focused conversations. This Task Force meets monthly by phone with HIMSS staff, and is open to all HIMSS members. Calls are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 2-3pm EST. For more information, contact Julie Moffitt at the link above.

Public Comment Work Group
One of the many activities here at HIMSS is responding to public comment requests on many different HIT/HIE topics within the industry. We are currently identifying volunteers who would like to participate in HIE-related public comment periods over the next fiscal year. Volunteers will receive information on public comment periods through a workgroup listserv, and will be asked to respond with feedback and suggestions representing the HIE content area. Conference calls will be set up as needed to support the public comment activities, and volunteers will receive additional emails on various HIMSS HIE content activities from time to time. For more information, contact Julie Moffitt at the link above.

To volunteer for one of these volunteer groups or to learn more contact Julie Moffitt at the link above.

Interoperability Interchange

OPINION: ONC’s Plan for Safer Health
By Derek Ritz, P.Eng., CPHIMS-CA

There are industry stakeholders who are cautioning against the regulation of health IT. The common argument goes something like this: We need innovation and regulation is a barrier. To be sure, the evidence suggests there are many more adverse events resulting from medical errors than from eHealth software errors. That said — the idea of unregulated innovation just doesn’t hold water.

One of the genuine contributions of the IOM report is its fulsome discussion of how safety is to be achieved within a complex sociotechnical system (which healthcare surely is). eHealth innovation is important, but there is a broad range of other elements at play, too. Click the link above to read Derek’s full opinion column.

PODCAST: Current State of Interoperability
The latest HIMSS Interoperability & Standards Podcast examines the current state of interoperability health information exchange from a multidisciplinary view point. The guest for this episode is John Loonsk, Chair of the HIMSS Interoperability Policy Section (HIPS) Work Group. As a clinician, technologist, and a former Director of Interoperability and Standards at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Dr. Loonsk provides his unique perspective on interoperability related to health IT adoption and meaningful use compliance. Loonsk discusses the technical challenges and economic incentives of integration, as well as the political climate and regulatory considerations that impact the likelihood and rate in which the U.S. healthcare system is moving toward the ultimate goal of semantic interoperability.

VIDEO: Boone Coins New Term “Social Interoperability”
Keith W. Boone, Standards Architect for GE Healthcare* and Co-Chair of the IHE Patient Care Coordination Planning Committee, shares his thoughts on how “Social Interoperability” will benefit both patient and provider. Please click the link above to watch this short, 30–second video.

BLOG: Do Vendors Like Standards or Not?
By Grahame Grieve
When it comes to standardization, most service providers are totally in favor of standardizing the last set of their activities – the plumbing – of course. There’s no profit in being different, it’s just overhead. So standardizing this is just good business sense. On the other hand, for the Core activities – standardizing these is a direct attack on their livelihood. It can destroy their market, their living. Commoditizing their service is not something that can openly embrace. That’s nothing to do with whether it’s a good thing or not – creative destruction is going to happen, and while standards can vary the economic pressure point at which it does (in either direction), it’s only a small contribution.

But irrespective of what is good for the economy, there is no way that a service provider can support commoditizing their core service based on price for a fixed service. And there’s no point expecting a service provider to do anything different – either the surgeon or the vendor. Click the link above to read more of this blog.


*The views expressed in the above Interoperability Interchange opinion section are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of HIMSS.


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Standards Central

What are HL7 Standards and the Reference Categories?
HL7 and its members provide a framework (and related standards) for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of electronic health information. These standards define how information is packaged and communicated from one party to another, setting the language, structure and data types required for seamless integration between systems. HL7 standards support clinical practice and the management, delivery, and evaluation of health services, and are recognized as the most commonly used in the world. HL7 standards are grouped into seven reference section categories. Click on the headline above to see the descriptions of these seven sections. Also see Standards 101 in the I&S Toolkit for more information on HL7 and other standards development organizations (SDOs).

Working Together to Solve Healthcare Interoperability Challenges
ONC is looking for volunteers to collaborate on interoperability challenges critical to meeting current Meaningful Use objectives. For this end, the Standards and Interoperability (S&I) Framework was launched on January 7, 2011. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) welcomes and appreciates interest in the S&I Framework and their current Framework initiatives. To register for the S&I Framework Wiki click here. To find out more about becoming a committed member please click here. Click on the headline above to see an illustration of S&I Framework Functions.

Subscribe to the S&I Framework SDS Newsletter
The Standards & Interoperability (S&I) Framework works with standards development organizations (SDOs) and with research organizations to extend existing standards, or develop new ones as necessary, through the Standards Development Support (SDS) Team. The SDS approach engages standards organizations throughout, integrates with the existing S&I Framework phases, and follows an open and iterative plan for defining the required standard modifications. To learn what the SDS Team is currently working on, subscribe to their monthly newsletters by clicking here.

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HIE Lights

New HIE Interoperability Guide to Meet MU2 Requirements for Patient Access (VDT)
By Lee Stevens, Policy Director, ONC State HIE Program, and Erica Galvez, Community of Practice Director, ONC State HIE Program

Following the ONC release of Key Considerations for Health Information Organizations Supporting Meaningful Use Stage 2 Transitions of Care, ONC has posted their second interoperability deep dive document for Health Information Exchange Organizations (HIOs) entitled, Key Considerations for Health Information Organizations Supporting Meaningful Use Stage 2 Patient Electronic Access Measures.

The new patient electronic access requirements (i.e., View-Download-Transmit or VDT and patient secure messaging) under Meaningful Use Stage 2 represent a transformative step forward for health information exchange and interoperability. When this takes effect in January 2014, patients all over the country will find themselves newly empowered with access to their health data. Click the headline above to read the full article in HealthIT Buzz.

States Safeguard HIE for Disaster Recovery
By Mike Milliard
Working to ensure the availability and portability of health records in the wake of hurricanes or tornadoes, four Gulf Coast states and six states in the East and Midwest have set up infrastructure to protect access to critical health information. Click the link above to learn more.

More Colorado Hospitals Ink HIE Deals
By Erin McCann
More than half of all hospitals in Colorado have now connected or are in the process of connecting to a health information exchange network. The Colorado Regional Health Information Exchange announced July 22nd that after inking its most recent HIE contract, 29 hospitals are connected to CORHIO, and 15 more are in the process of connecting, representing all Colorado hospitals with more than 100 beds. Click the headline to read the full article in HealthcareIT News.

HIE Exec Expects Providers to Meet MU2 Patient Portal in NY
By Anthony Brino
David Whitlinger, executive director of the New York eHealth Collaborative, said the interoperability options for providers to some extent varies by state. New York “embarked very aggressively on health information exchange prior to meaningful use,” he said, and now about 80 percent of providers are connected to at least one HIE, and most should be connected to NY eHealth’s Statewide Health Information Network in the relatively near future. In New York, at least, Whitlinger said providers should have good options for meeting the patient portal requirements of Stage 2. The NY eHealth Collaborative has integrated a patient portal into the statewide HIE, so providers can use that rather than one within their systems. Click the headline to read the full article in Government HealthIT.

NASCIO and HIMSS Release Survey on State CIO Views of Health IT Initiatives
State CIOs continue to serve as a vital link in health IT transformation, according to a new survey, "The Health IT Landscape in the States: Through the Lens of the State CIO," recently released by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) and HIMSS. The white paper is available for download on the HIMSS web site in the HIMSS HIE Toolkit or click the headline above to download the publication directly.

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Upcoming Events & Deadlines

August 1-2
eHealth Initiative’s 2nd Annual Data & Analytics Forum – Gaylord National Harbor

August 6
Advancing Interoperability in Dentistry: Testing at IHE NA Connectathon 2014 – HIMSS Virtual Briefing

IHE Eye Care: 2013 IHE Profile Educational Webinar

August 7
ONC HIT Policy Committee Meeting – Washington, DC

August 8
2013 PCD Domain Update – IHE Profile Educational Webinar

August 22
ONC HIT Standards Committee Meeting – Washington, DC

August 23
Quality, Research and Public Health Update – IHE Profile Educational Webinar

NA Connectathon 2014 & HIMSS14 Interoperability Showcase: Registration Kickoff – HIMSS Virtual Briefing

August 28
IHE USA Certification Program 2014 – HIMSS Virtual Briefing

IHE PCC Domain Update – IHE Profile Educational Webinar

August 29
ITI Domain Profile Update – IHE Profile Educational Webinar

September 12-13
eHealth Interoperability Conference – Sydney Harbour Marriott

September 16-20
National Health IT Week – Washington, DC

September 18-19
HIMSS 12th Annual Policy Summit – Washington, DC

September 23
IHE NA Connectathon 2014 – Registration Opens

September 23-27
OMG Technical Meeting – New Brunswick, NJ

September 24-26
IEEE-SIIT 2003 – Sophia-Antipolis, France

September 29
IHE Call for Work Item Proposals– Submission Deadline

October 15
HIMSS Innovation Center OpeningGlobal Center for Health Innovation Cleveland, Ohio

November 21-22
Fifth Annual Medical Device Connectivity Conference & Exhibition – Herndon, VA

December 8-11
mHealth Summit – Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center

January 27-31, 2014
IHE NA Connectathon 2014 – Chicago, IL

 

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Information Xchange features extended coverage of all aspects pertaining to interoperability and standards leading to health information exchange. Published on the first Thursday of the month, this newsletter provides the latest industry news, case studies and expert interviews. Information Xchange is a complimentary resource for HIMSS members, organizations, government agencies and anyone involved and interested in today's interoperability, standards and information exchange activities.

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Information Xchange Team
Joyce E. Sensmeier, MS, RN, BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAAN, Vice President, Informatics, jsensmeier@himss.org
Pam Matthews, RN, MBA, CPHIMS, LFHIMSS, Senior Director, Informatics, pmatthews@himss.org
Mary-Ellen Devitt Johnson, MPP, Senior Manager, Interoperability & Standards, mjohnson@himss.org
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