Fred Trotter Thinks CONNECT Will Unify Health Information Transfer

Posted on November 25, 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’ll admit beforehand that I’m a member of the Fred Trotter fan club. He’s a little bit psycho when it comes to open source licensing and the like, but that’s probably why I love him so much. When he truly believes in something he’s fully engaged in that cause.

So, of course I am completely interested in Fred Trotter’s blog post about CONNECT where he said the following:

The right conversation starts with this: we can assume that CONNECT -will- unify the health information transfer in the US. It will serve as the basis for the core NHIN and regional networks will have the option of implementing it. That means that CONNECT sets the bar for health exchange. Software must be as good as CONNECT to be considered for a local Health Information Exchange, otherwise, why not use CONNECT?

I think this is the second time that I’ve heard the name of the project CONNECT like this. I think that’s a sign that I better do some more looking into this project.