obama calls for all americans to have ehrs within five years:

obama said, "to improve the quality of our health care while lowering its costs, we will make the immediate investments necessary to ensure that within five years, all of america's medical records are computerized." he added, "this will cut waste, eliminate red tape and reduce the need to repeat expensive medical tests. but it won't just save billions of dollars and thousands of jobs, it will save lives by reducing the deadly but preventable medical errors that pervade our health care system."

during his presidential campaign, obama said he would allocate $50 billion over five years to support the adoption of standards-based health it systems and a national health information network

source: by ‘the advisory board company’ for the ‘california healthcare foundation’.

obama stimulus bill and emr adoption:

with the new stimulus bill it is hoped that more hospitals and physicians across the nation will have as much success as institutions like utsw at the forefront of emr and ehr adoption. the spotlight on emr adoption shines a little brighter with last week’s signing of the stimulus bill with roughly $20 billion appropriated to help fuel growth in healthcare it among disparate healthcare communities.


health 2.0 will benefit from obama's healthcare-it stimulus:

the obama team is talking very seriously about including health information technology in his “main street” stimulus package. while i generally agree with the predictions of doom and gloom for providers saddled with the burden of data entry, this creates a potentially huge opportunity for health 2.0. this opens a tremendous opportunity for health 2.0. patient participation is most effective in assessment and monitoring, reducing that load on primary care. even without financial incentives it should not be too challenging to enlist primary care doctors in support of health 2.0, transitioning their role from detective to analyst as health 2.0 tools help them to arrive at appointments with data in hand. user-generated healthcare fits nicely between the extremes of suffering at home and interventional medicine, facilitating the primary care physician’s role as strategic consultant and advisor and advocate for medical intervention.

  biztalk 2009:

business to business integration:biztalk server 2009 enables you to integrate trading partners into your existing business processes. a trading partner can be an external company or even a department within your own organization. biztalk server is microsoft’s integration and connectivity server solution.  a mature product on its sixth release, biztalk server 2009 provides a solution that allows organizations to more easily connect disparate systems.

electronic data interchange (edi) is still one of the most prevalent means by which businesses exchange data electronically. the edi capabilities have been completely rewritten in biztalk server 2009. the biztalk server administration console has a new edi section for managing trading partner configuration and reporting and auditing of edi message activity.

biztalk server 2009 introduces enhancements and new featured in four main areas:
5  support for the latest platforms from microsoft including server, database and development environment.
5   enhanced developer productivity and new application life cycle management experience for development teams.
5   new capabilities for implementing agile soa integration solutions across heterogeneous technologies and line of business systems.
5   enhanced b2b and rfid capabilities to allow the implementation of flexible end-to-end supply chain management and asset tracking solutions.

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