Health Information Exchange (HIE)

nursing home
By Mike Miliard 10:25 am July 06, 2015
While nursing homes have traditionally been one of the weakest links when it comes to health information exchange and care coordination, a new project aims to help improve those facilities' electronic communication with hospitals.
By Bernie Monegain 10:07 am July 02, 2015
In a July 1 letter, to the Senate HELP Committee group working on improving EHRs, CHIME highlights correct patient identification as a critical need for ensuring patient safety.
People looking at laptop
By Mike Miliard 09:43 am July 02, 2015
As the summer dawns, we look back on the first six months of the year, highlighting the biggest stories -- from population health to ICD-10, meaningful use to privacy and security -- that had Healthcare IT News readers clicking, tweeting, liking, sharing and commenting.
CVS MinuteClinic
By Mike Miliard 10:57 am June 26, 2015
CVS Health has partnered with four health systems nationwide to provide them patient prescription and visit information, securely sharing data through its Epic electronic health record system.
Supreme Court
By Mike Miliard 10:29 am June 25, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday voted 6-3 against the plaintiffs in the case of King v. Burwell. The ruling means more than 6 million residents in the 34 states with federal insurance exchanges can keep their tax subsidies for health coverage.
By Mike Miliard 10:19 am June 25, 2015
The 2015 Direct Messaging Survey published this week by HIMSS shows growing use and appreciation for the secure, email-like method of data exchange. But there are still challenges to be ironed out before it sees broader acceptance.
The Sequoia Project
By Erin McCann 09:37 am June 25, 2015
Healtheway, the non-profit organization that supports nationwide interoperability and health information exchange initiatives, announced today that, thanks to the broadening scope of its activities, it is rebranding itself as The Sequoia Project.
Doc and patient
By Mike Miliard 09:18 am June 24, 2015
"It's not just talk about clinical integration ... you have to talk about what's next around value-based contracting," said one consultant at the the HFMA National Institute this week. "If you do a better quality of care with a patient, you will reduce costs."
By Mike Miliard 10:59 am June 23, 2015
The CommonWell Health Alliance continues to add new members as it works toward an ambitious goal of expanding its provider footprint to 5,000 sites nationwide by the end of 2015.
By Mike Miliard 10:28 am June 22, 2015
Writing in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association this past week, two health IT researchers put forth five use cases that help define what an "open" electronic health record should really look like.

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