Best Practice in HealthCare

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Best Practice Use Cases in HealthCare


healthcare interoperability has been a great pain point to date with one of the primary barriers being the lack of a true business incentive to compel providers and EHR developers to be “open” with this ever-so-important data. To this end, in recent proposed regulations, federal health leaders have clamped down, perhaps harder than ever before, in their ongoing effort to guide stakeholders to a world in which seamless health data exchange is the norm, rather than a rarity.


In the absence of a single payer health care network, the US is blessed with a plethora of solutions, but plagued with the resultant lack of interoperability.


Information Sharing

It is generally agreed that it is better for doctors to have a full set of patient health histories to enable adequate care, especially in life-or-death emergency cases.

FHIR, pronounced 'fire' is working on Information Sharing APIs, but has not yet dealt with Federated Trust.

Federated Trust Anchor

  • It is likely that a single anchor for a country's health ecosystem is required where any patient or provider can learn the status of any Web Site by providing metadata about the entity that operates the Web Site from a Federation Trust Registry.
  • It is likely that the entity operating the Web Site will not be the health service Provider, and so a "On-behalf-of" Identifier is likely to be required as well.

Patient's Rights

Deborah C. Peel, MD Founder and President Patient Privacy Rights

Patient Experience

Emergency Contact Example

. See an evolving example of this use case at

Building Solutions