Healthwise wrote the book on information therapy (Ix®), the practice of “prescribing” the right information to the right person at the right time. The concept has since been accepted across the health care world and recently became part of CMS “meaningful use” requirements for electronic medical records.
In 2002, Healthwise created the Center for Information Therapy (Ix Center) to advance the practice and science of information therapy and established an independent Information Therapy Commission to direct the Center’s policy efforts. The IxCenter developed white papers, organized conferences and provided a forum for the exchange of ideas and innovations around all aspects of information therapy. It became an independent 501c3, not-for-profit organization in 2006 and contributed greatly to the evolution of Information Therapy in US healthcare until its dissolution in 2009. A short but rich history of the IxCenter is available here.