Title: United States Health Information Knowledgebase (USHIK)

Authors: Chuck Penoza, Robin Barnes, Martin Chaparro, Jerry Carney, Brad Levin, Matthew Chudy, Sheri LaBonte

Addresses: Data Consulting Group Inc., 965 Jefferson, Detroit, Michigan, 48207, USA. ' Data Consulting Group Inc., 965 Jefferson, Detroit, Michigan, 48207, USA. ' Data Consulting Group Inc., 965 Jefferson, Detroit, Michigan, 48207, USA. ' Data Consulting Group Inc., 965 Jefferson, Detroit, Michigan, 48207, USA. ' Data Consulting Group Inc., 965 Jefferson, Detroit, Michigan, 48207, USA. ' Data Consulting Group Inc., 965 Jefferson, Detroit, Michigan, 48207, USA. ' Data Consulting Group Inc., 965 Jefferson, Detroit, Michigan, 48207, USA

Abstract: The United States Health Information Knowledgebase (USHIK) is an online, publicly accessible registry/repository of healthcare metadata originally developed by Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Defense (DoD) and currently maintained by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). It contains metadata for various healthcare standards, measures, forms and other data sets. Its users include researchers, Standards Development Organisations (SDOs), clinicians, Electronic Health Record (EHR) developers and users, and various Federal- and state-level government entities. USHIK provides the capability to visually organise summary metadata, analyse metadata sets and interactively compare metadata sets. This functionality can be used for analysing and harmonising standards, measures and other healthcare data sets.

Keywords: USHIK; United States Health Information Knowledgebase; USA; AHRQ; Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 11179; metadata registry; healthcare standards; healthcare measures; quality measures; harmonisation; meaningful use; patient safety; HITSP; healthcare technology; information technology; informatics; healthcare metadata; healthcare data sets.

DOI: 10.1504/IJFIPM.2010.040212

International Journal of Functional Informatics and Personalised Medicine, 2010 Vol.3 No.4, pp.292 - 313

Received: 03 Sep 2010
Accepted: 20 Jan 2011

Published online: 21 May 2011 *

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