Health Information Exchange (HIE)

The development of secure health information exchange between healthcare providers is a nationwide initiative and has been touted as a high priority in order to improve the continuity and quality of care for patients. Providers are required to achieve secure HIE in order to achieve "meaningful use," and qualify for health IT incentives set up by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. On September 28, 2010, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT completed its selection of 62 Regional Extension Centers across the United States -- a major component in HIE development.

 

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June 26, 2015
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June 25, 2015
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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.
June 25, 2015
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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.
June 25, 2015
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"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."
June 24, 2015
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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.
June 23, 2015
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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.
June 22, 2015
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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is currently funded to the tune of about $440 million for fiscal year 2015. If the House Appropriations Committee has its way, that funding will vanish in FY16.
June 19, 2015
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Accountable care and care continuity are not the same thing, but they have a whole lot in common. And the former pretty much depends on the latter. In Europe, much more than in the U.S., "they're very attuned to continuity of care."
June 9, 2015
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Anna Orlova, senior director, standards at AHIMA, compares the current interoperability of today's electronic health record systems to treadle sewing machines of the early 20th century.
June 1, 2015
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At Hunterdon Healthcare System, patient engagement is an all-hands-on-deck project, says its chief medical information officer. A new engagement tool will help clinicians get better insight into patients as they move across care settings, he says.
May 22, 2015
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Our columnist considers what the new culture of technology-enabled instant gratification means for patient satisfaction. Can providers better leverage those same technologies to improve practice workflows and minimize patient wait times?
May 20, 2015
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With millions of previously uninsured individuals becoming health plan members for the first time in 2014, payers are forced to navigate a new system with new requirements for a new population. With nearly a decade of experience managing risk for both government and commercial populations, Lumeris offers payers perspective on how to meet these new challenges and adjust even the most high-risk members.
September 4, 2013
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The combination of complex IT needs and stringent regulatory requirements makes it challenging for healthcare organizations to understand how to leverage the benefits of the cloud while still maintaining compliance. This on-demand webinar offers five ways your organization can ensure a HIPAA-compliant healthcare cloud.
May 19, 2015
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According to a 2014 HIMSS Analytics Cloud Survey, there are quite a few obstacles to overcome before cloud computing becomes ubiquitous across the healthcare industry, including concerns over security, availability and uptime. This white paper takes an in-depth look at cloud computing and how organizations can best overcome lingering hurdles to adoption.
May 19, 2015
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According to the American Heart Association, high blood pressure prevalence and associated long-term care costs are projected to increase substantially through 2030. Effective prevention strategies around awareness, adherence and education are needed to manage this growing health concern.
May 11, 2015
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Best Practices in Cloud Computing for the Healthcare Industry is your roadmap to leveraging all the benefits of cloud computing while ensuring the highest standards in PHI security and HIPAA compliance.
May 11, 2015
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After Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar, Missouri selected a vendor to integrate information systems across 30 clinics, they acquired a clinic using a different system. This report details how CMH was able to quickly convert the new clinic's EMR systems to avoid a disruption in patient care.
May 1, 2015
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While experts in health information technology acknowledge the advantages of using an ambulatory care EMR, they also note that integrated components of such systems are not necessarily the best match for certain providers' needs. Investing in a dedicated occupational health information management solution with an EMR application is a business decision that supports safer, healthier workplaces for people, a goal that supports all stakeholders involved.
April 21, 2015
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This content will deliver insights into both the technical and business challenges around healthcare interoperability. It will discuss the importance of healthcare's access to patient-generated health data, while delving into the some of the hurdles associated with interoperability, such as HIPAA-compliance and FDA standards. Moreover, the content will highlight use cases and specific case studies of how companies are integrating patient data into variety of healthcare systems, portals and programs.
April 1, 2015
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Universal, zero-footprint viewers help clinicians streamline diagnosis, improve result turnaround time and facilitate communication and sharing with patients. How "universal" must these viewers be to truly deliver on their promises? Here are five key criteria to look for before deploying a universal, zero-footprint viewer.
March 26, 2015
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Healthcare organizations are defining organization-specific strategies to gain control of patient data access, sharing and management. In this Executive Brief, the CTO at central Florida’s largest imaging center discusses PACS, VNAs and image management and how he leveraged an Enterprise Imaging Platform to regain imaging control and automate specialty workflows.
March 11, 2015
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Karen Finley and Dave Len will explain how Duke University Health System has continued to refine its use of access management to improve clinical efficiency and security in light of evolving business needs.
November 26, 2014
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Hospitals have the need to collaborate internally and externally, respond to the trends of BYOD, consumerization of IT and the availability of free cloud solutions that are accelerating the occurance of Shadow IT which can lead to unintended data loss and HIPAA breaches. Read this inforgraphic to learn about statistics and information around BYOD, how HIPAA breaches affect revenue and reputation loss and ways to combat insecure file sharing.
October 31, 2014
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CMS has signaled a renewed focus on interoperability, a welcome development for healthcare professionals anxious to more easily exchange insightful data. But there's still the matter of how well the people involved in collaborative initiatives operate together.
April 1, 2015
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Prior to having access to the HIE, it took 24-48 hours for LTPACs to get information about recently-discharged patients.
March 5, 2015
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Prior to having access to the HIE, it took 24-48 hours for LTPACs to get information about recently-discharged patients.
March 5, 2015
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How can we reduce the anxiety of interoperability? For many use cases, FHIR is our best hope for the future, says John Halamka, MD.
January 21, 2015
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Whatever it is -- if it involves health IT, interoperability, or anything else -- the answer seems to be FHIR.
December 9, 2014
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A few years ago, I worked on a HIMSS team to develop a guide for evaluating HIE projects. Now AHRQ has released their Guide to Evaluating HIE Projects to help users assess the impact on healthcare.
December 2, 2014
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"Seek and share" is one way you could sum up an appropriate approach for healthcare stakeholders to take to information.
November 18, 2014
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Many of you know the story about e-Patient Dave, who started the movement called "Give me my damn data." But the real question is, how many organizations are actually doing it?
September 15, 2014
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Recently, John Halamka, MD, has given many lectures about SMAC -- social media, mobile, analytics and cloud computing. He finds that the most popular analytics topics are business intelligence, big data, and novel data visualizations.
August 1, 2014
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During my 16 years as CIO, I've witnessed the transition from client server to web, from desktops to mobile, and from locally hosted to cloud.
July 9, 2014
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The Direct Project's use is increasing at a rapid pace. The meaningful use-required transport standard is easy to use and is finally starting to change the discussion those in the health IT industry are having around health information exchange.
June 3, 2014
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I don't know how many times I've been asked that question, or attempted to answer it. The short answer is fairly simple.
April 23, 2014
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NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. and a leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, announced today that Sarah Corley, M.D., FACP, chief medical officer for NextGen Healthcare, has been elected to serve on the Electronic Health Record Association Executive Committee.
March 12, 2014
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The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body, announced today the adoption of new program criteria, which includes various enhancements and clarifications including further support of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Omnibus Rule.
January 13, 2014
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The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and the Texas Health Services Authority (THSA) today announced a partnership to develop a state accreditation program for public and private HIE organizations operating in Texas.
October 16, 2013
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Standards-development organization solicits input from industry stakeholders for accreditation programs.
September 24, 2013
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Orion Health, the leader in eHealth technology, and the North Dakota Health Information Network today announced that NDHIN has selected Orion Health HIE to power North Dakota’s statewide health information exchange. NDHIN providers will utilize Orion Health HIE to enhance a number of healthcare programs aimed at improving care transitions, streamlining physician-to-physician referrals and expanding existing immunization registry data, among others.
June 26, 2013
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Across the world, various communities in Health Information Technology (IT) are developing methods for exchanging health information among healthcare providers, patients, and other authorized parties to revolutionize the delivery of care. However, doing something as simple as sharing secure, private healthcare information is hard.
June 13, 2013
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Passport has been selected by CAQH to develop a national coordination of benefits (COB) solution that will improve the sharing of patient coverage data between healthcare providers and payers.
June 11, 2013
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More than 2100 health care providers across Georgia have registered for GeorgiaDirect, a free, secure e-mail, and easy-to use messaging service offered by the Georgia Health Information Network Inc.
June 4, 2013
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Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, the fifth largest pediatric healthcare provider in the United States, becomes the first pediatric hospital to connect to the North Texas Accountable Healthcare Partnership’s (NTAHP) Health Information Exchange (HIE).
May 16, 2013
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ConnectVirginia, the Commonwealth’s Statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE), is in the process of on boarding Inova, Northern Virginia’s largest health care system, as its first EXCHANGE partner.
October 4, 2012
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Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a three-year, $7.9 million contract from Scottsdale Health Partners (SHP), a newly created joint venture between Scottsdale Healthcare and Scottsdale Physician Organization, to implement its Clinical Integration Solution. The Harris solution will help SHP intensify its focus on care quality, safety, efficiency, cost reduction and patient experience while preparing for a healthcare environment dominated by population health management, accountable care and payment-for-value rather than volume.
October 3, 2012
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CORHIO, the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization, announced today that all six northern Colorado hospitals are connected to the health information exchange (HIE).
October 2, 2012
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