International Lessons on Interoperability

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A recent trip to Sweden reminded me about the similarities between countries. My Stockholm trip was the first of three European cities I visited as part of the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership. This gathering expanded on previous efforts to share best practices in e-health and health information technology for behavioral healthcare. Because Sweden was the host, we heard more about their system than others, but the problems they’re trying to solve are fundamentally the same as in the rest of the participants’ countries.

One topic was particularly interesting to me.

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Boom, Boom – What Healthcare Leaders Can Learn From The Dot Com Era

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1994 — I was a budding journalist when something called the Information Superhighway began getting considerable mainstream attention. The TV commercial below was running at the time and made the little understood concept more mysteriously inviting.

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