Guy Esten is an accomplished Director with decades of Healthcare IT leadership. As Director of Portfolio Management & Open Source Initiatives for Apex Data Solutions, LLC, Guy brought extensive experience from government service with the VA, as well as a decade in private sector healthcare IT delivery with Dictaphone Corporation, and Nuance Inc. As a Major Initiative Lead for the VA Guy led the Access to Care initiative, and also completed the standardization of the VA's 129 VistA EHR instances. As a retired Naval Aviator, Guy's service included tours as the Antarctic Program's Operations Officer, and in the CIO role at the National Defense University. Guy holds a BS in Management from Georgia Tech, and an MS in Information Systems from Naval Post Graduate School, Monterrey.

Healthcare Interoperability: Emerging Successes & Market Influence

My last article addressed how healthcare interoperability standards would emerge from market successes rather than from mandated standards.  Some of those successes and significant market factors are on the immediate horizon. Veterans Affairs (VA) has an interoperability tool in Initial Operating Capability (IOC) at 5 sites and is positioning to start national rollout to all

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