Indiana HIE collaboration results in medical image sharing platform; Microsoft Amalga's flexibility works against it, says KLAS;

> A new cloud-based medical image sharing platform is the results of a collaboration announced this week between the Indiana Health Information Exchange and medical image exchange online community The platform--ImageZone--allows providers to share images securely and in real time. Announcement

> Michigan Health Connect--a clinical messaging exchange consisting of 53 hospitals, 920 provider offices and 3,500 providers--are sharing public health information in real time via the Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN). The hospitals and providers that are part of the exchange will be able to send child and adult immunization records to the state's Michigan Care Improvement Registry and electronic lab reports to the Michigan Disease Surveillance System through MiHIN. Announcement

> Microsoft's Amalga platform has been a disappointment by many providers' standards, according to a new report published this week by KLAS, reports. The platform's flexibility, which is supposed to be one of its selling points, actually works against it because of its complexity, which "ultimately translates into expenses that many customers were specifically hoping to avoid," the report's author says. Post

And Finally... I wonder if this guy has short arms. Article

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