Verizon announces cloud-based 'health information exchange'

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Here in the US, as EHRs begin implementation in stages for the 2015 deadline as stipulated in the HITECH Act (iHealthBeat, 13 July and more), Verizon debuts its health information exchange (HIE) to consolidate patient clinical data over the web and translate it into a standardized format.  This will facilitate interoperability between EHR systems that are used by participating providers.  Building out aspects of the system for Verizon are Oracle, MedVirginia and MedFX.  Release and link to podcast.