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Comparison of CCR and CCD

Posted on November 5, 2009 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

In response to my previous post about CCR and CCD, I’ve learned a whole bunch about the two different standards for healthcare data exchange. Although, I must admit that it’s all a bit messy right now.

Since I know that many of you don’t read all the comments on the site, nor do you get to read the emails I receive, I think you’ll find some of the following links about CCR and CCD quite interesting.

First is a description of the difference between CCR and CCD. This is written by David Kibbe who helped create the CCR specifications. So, keep that in perspective, but it’s a really interesting write up comparing the two standards.

Dr. Jeff also put together this interesting “summary” of CCR and CCD. It’s a little scattered, but has some good nuggets in it that expanded my knowledge of the various standards.

The other good thing that came out of my previous post is an interview with Dr. David Kibbe which I’ll be posting next week. He ducks some of the politically charged questions, but I think you’ll really enjoy the interview. If you don’t, I’m sure you’ll be willing to let me know that too.

Dr. Jeff Joins EMR and EHR

Posted on July 21, 2009 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

I’ve mentioned a blog partnership that I created with the website EMR and EHR. In fact, you’re certain to notice the striking similarities between the 2 websites. I expect over time that will change to some extent. Although, things have gone well here so why mess with something that’s working right?

Well, I’m really happy to announce that Dr. Jeff has joined on with me and will be piloting the EMR and EHR blog. He’s a passionate guy with some strong opinions about EMR and I hope he doesn’t get shy now that he’ll be sharing those opinions about EMR in public. You can read more about Dr. Jeff on the EMR and EHR About us page. I’ll be posting occassionally on that blog too, but I expect to have a number of good blog “sparring” matches between Dr. Jeff’s blog, EMR and EHR, and this blog, EMR and HIPAA.

Dr. Jeff’s already got 2 blog posts up:
Big Government, Healthcare IT, Our Healthcare System and the Economy – A look at some of the changes happening with government and healthcare.
A Patchwork Quilt of Unique EMR Software – A short discussion of a Big National Data Bank of Healthcare Information

Let’s make Dr. Jeff feel welcome by heading over to the site and posting some good comments on his posts. Also, those who want to hear a doctor’s perspective on EMR can subscribe to EMR and EHR by email or RSS feed.