Health Information Exchange (HIE)

By Patty Enrado 02:57 pm November 22, 2011
In the course of meeting Stage 1 Meaningful Use criteria, Beaufort Memorial Hospital in Beaufort, S.C., will have the basic infrastructure in place for health information exchange, which by design will enable meeting the more complex HIE requirements that is expected for Stages 2 and 3.
By Mike Miliard 10:52 am November 22, 2011
A new study by the Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality finds that physician practices and pharmacies are both keen on e-prescribing's ability to improve safety and save time -- but that both groups face barriers to realizing its full potential.
By Bernie Monegain 10:12 am November 21, 2011
Aetna and Banner Health Network will create an accountable care organization made up of Banner employed and affiliated physicians and hospitals in Arizona. The ACO will employ information technology and a team-based approach to care for patients.
By Bernie Monegain 07:22 am November 21, 2011
RSNA Image Share will provide demonstrations on how best to share medical images all week during exhibit hours at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Nov. 22-Dec. 2 at McCormick Place in Chicago, where commercial vendors and research organizations will use IHE profiles for image exchange.
By Bernie Monegain 01:21 pm November 18, 2011
RSNA 2011 will be offering more than 25 informatics courses, evidence that informatics is becoming an increasingly critical piece of imaging technology.
By Bernie Monegain 12:02 pm November 18, 2011
Oncology presentations and exhibits are always a major focus of the RSNA annual meeting. This year is no exception. Count on GE Healthcare to devote a piece of its city-block-sized booth to its new $1 billion Healthymagination initiative to the fight against breast cancer.
By Bernie Monegain 10:02 am November 18, 2011
Health plan CDPHP is investing another $1M to boost the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery through the adoption of health information technology for eligible network specialists who care for CDPHP members. The initiative builds upon a more than $10 million investment in the interoperability of clinical data in Albany, N.Y.
By Mary Mosquera 03:21 pm November 17, 2011
Regional health IT extension centers have signed up more than 100,000 physicians, or one third of all primary care providers in the nation, to help them deploy electronic health records, reaching its goal slightly ahead of its yearend schedule.
By Diana Manos 07:47 pm November 16, 2011
The National Governors Association (NGA) on Wednesday named six states selected to participate in NGA retreats to help the states technically prepare for health insurance exchanges.
By Bernie Monegain 03:07 pm November 16, 2011
While laptop and notebook PCs are commonplace in the medical community, the next wave of mobile adoption is well under way as providers turn to tablets, smartphones and applications to increase productivity and improve patient care, according to CompTIA's Third Annual Healthcare IT Insights and Opportunities study.

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