If you follow health IT standards and haven’t seen it, I recommend a look Keith Boone’s Where in the World is CDA and XDS.
This is a sexy presentation and a great use of simple and effective collaboration. More important, it is a massive job to get this data and keep it up to date. I know from my HL7 days how bloomin’ hard it is to compile information like this. Gartner clients should know that this is one of the data sources I used in preparing some technology profiles for our Hype Cycle update that will come out this month.
I encourage folks using CDA or XDS to collaborate through the means Keith has set up.
As with excellent surveys done by the eHealthInstitute the most significant one must always keep in mind that this is self-reported data. This means that networks will be shown as operational sooner than some might like. For example, some networks might show green as soon as PIX is operational before there is substantial data. An additional challenge is dealing with the odd project that gets dissolved or significantly reworked and renamed. There is little motive for the folks that originally provided information to update the poll. eHI has developed a methodology for pinging and treating unresponsive networks in a special status.
Picky analyst issues aside. the map is a great resource. Keep up the good work.
On the outside chance that someone does not know Kieth, he blogs at http://motorcycleguy.blogspot.com/