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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The Healthcare IT News/HIMSS Media Privacy & Security Forum in Boston featured 47 speakers who shared info and strategized over how to combat cybercrime and other pressing challenges to patient data. Here are four takeaways from the event.
September 17, 2014
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Texas Health is hardly the only hospital or health network that struggles to convince the CEO, CFO or other board members just how critical funding security initiatives and technologies really is, but it did use a unique approach to get their attention.
September 17, 2014
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You might say the CIO and IT team at Harrisburg Medical Center are hands on. When it came to tackling the toughest piece of meaningful use Stage 2, they added a staff member to connect with patients at home.
September 16, 2014
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has appointed Lana Moriarty to be the new head of its Consumer eHealth division.
September 15, 2014
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Seattle Children's has received a $5.56 million grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to pilot a program deploying innovative care management strategies for disabled patients.
September 9, 2014
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After it was reported that U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park was leaving his post, immediate speculation was that a Googler and a Twitter attorney were in the running to succeed him. Turns out: President Obama hired both.
September 5, 2014
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In part two of his Healthcare IT News Q&A, Micky Tripathi lays out the ways interoperability can finally be brought to fruition in the U.S. over the coming decade. Hint: the federal government and the private sector each have big jobs to do.
September 4, 2014
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Micky Tripathi talks about the JASON Task Force, the market pressures pushing for data sharing and the way forward for health information exchange.
September 3, 2014
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Two large health insurers are hoping a new "public utility" patient data sharing service will improve one of the most pernicious problems in American healthcare.
August 29, 2014
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The National Institutes of Health has issued a final policy it hopes will promote genomic data sharing as a way to improve health while still protecting the privacy of research participants.
August 28, 2014
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In a move meant to broaden its reach, improve security and help providers meet meaningful use, Georgia Health Information Network has upgraded its GeorgiaDirect messaging tool to offer access to the larger DirectTrust community.
August 27, 2014
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Nuance Communications has shared 3 billion medical images through its cloud-based PowerShare Network, a feat company executives hail as "an industry-first milestone."
August 25, 2014
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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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Vendor Neutral Archives are giving PACS owners a direct path to image ownership. Outpacing PACS deployments by 5x, Vendor Neutral Archives are "unPACing" imaging archives at record rates. If you are considering a VNA solution or you want to understand how a VNA will support your enterprise image management strategy, read The VNA Guide. Learn why PACS "deconstruction" is giving way to VNA growth and know what to look for in your enterprise image management solution.
September 15, 2014
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Analysts are predicting a 25% year-over-year growth in VNA adoption. Some reports forecast an evolutionary shift from proprietary PACS archives to architecture-neutral VNA solutions. Healthcare business considerations for a move to VNA include: EMR adoption, new industry regulations, market consolidation, and "big data" management. Find out why CIOs are deploying VNAs as part of their enterprise image management strategy and why now is the time to "unPAC" your image archives.
September 15, 2014
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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.
September 15, 2014
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Imaging informatics, one of healthcare IT's fastest growing segments, is poised for explosive change. Demand for anytime, anywhere access to complete patient information, including imaging, is on the rise. Learn how today's CIOs are breaking down barriers in imaging informatics to deliver vital patient care records where and when needed while reducing costs, improving diagnostic efficiency, and addressing Meaningful Use Stage 2 directives.
September 15, 2014
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To demonstrate meaningful use of electronic health records (EHR), as required by the HITECH Act, hospitals must fulfill the seemingly contradictory mandates to increase the sharing of patients' protected health information while also keeping it secure. Notable Solutions adds a layer of security and control to paper-based and electronic processes, enabling HIPAA-compliant secure exchange of PHI. Download this white paper to learn how this advanced capture and output platform helps hospitals to reduce error, automatically mitigate the risk of noncompliance and avoid the fines, reputation damage and other costs of HIPAA violations and privacy breaches.
September 8, 2014
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Eighty one percent of healthcare organizations use smart devices to collect, store or transmit some form of PHI and 49 percent do nothing to protect them. In fact, theft or loss of portable and unencrypted devices is the leading source of reported HIPAA data breaches and fines.
September 8, 2014
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Every time a document or form is copied, scanned, printed, faxed or emailed -a patient's protected health information (PHI) can be accidentally exposed or intentionally compromised. Notable Solutions adds a layer of security and control to electronic and paper-based patient admissions and discharge processes. Download this white paper to learn how Notable Solutions is helping hospitals to minimize the manual work and decisions that invite human error, automatically mitigate the risk of non-compliance, and avoid the fines, reputation damage and other costs of HIPAA violations and privacy breaches.
September 8, 2014
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Almost 20 years after HIPAA was enacted, the healthcare industry is facing unprecedented risk to patient privacy and security. With the shift to population health, the risk is only going to get worse. Bobby Stokes, AVP Enterprise Systems at HCA, explains how HCA is taking control of its data to manage security and compliance risk.
August 29, 2014
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It’s time to adopt a new vision for an enterprise imaging strategy that focuses on providing electronic access to any medical image, anywhere, anytime. Current trends in patient safety and healthcare reform as well as competition for referring physicians are driving the need for this new paradigm of image sharing. The right strategy aligns with your business needs, integrates with your existing EHR and PACS, and incorporates three critical components discussed in this white paper.
July 1, 2014
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If you're a clinician, you'll walk away from this webinar with key insights to share with your team and with your facility's IT staff. If you're on the IT side, you'll learn how to achieve a more successful point-of-care implementation by getting buy-in from your most important constituents – the clinicians themselves.
June 18, 2014
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Much of the news surrounding healthcare in recent years has centered on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which radically changes the way healthcare is provided to millions of Americans. Care providers, compliance officers, and legal departments are all too aware that the ACA is only the latest in a series of legislation and regulations to affect the healthcare industry over the past 20 years. Read this white paper and learn how affordable software tools now exist in order to conduct remote investigations quickly without paying a third-party service provider. In addition, you’ll learn how for many mid-sized organization in and around the healthcare industry, these investigations are slow and costly.
June 16, 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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Over the summer, I've given many lectures about SMAC -- social media, mobile, analytics and cloud computing. 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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The expansion of EHRs has resulted in healthcare organizations compiling more protected health information than ever before. At the same time, HIEs are facilitating access to that information from provider to provider.
April 3, 2014
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The expansion of EHRs has resulted in healthcare organizations compiling more protected health information than ever before. At the same time, HIEs are facilitating access to that information from provider to provider.
April 3, 2014
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On Jan. 8 Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick launched the next phase of healthcare information exchange in Massachusetts: "Commonwealth Interconnected: Mass HIway Query and Retrieve."
January 8, 2014
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As the year drew to a close, I was interviewed by many trade publications about the key themes that shaped 2013. Here's my own version of the notable events of 2013.
January 2, 2014
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Making predictions for the coming year is almost a rite of passage for any self-respecting analyst firm and what the heck, from our vantage point, we may have a slightly better view into the future than most.
December 31, 2013
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The healthcare system is moving away from fee-for-service models that reward fragmented care toward fee-for-value models that reward a more holistic continuum of care. But many organizations lack the care coordination software to succeed in this new environment.
December 20, 2013
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A major challenge healthcare organizations face is choosing health information technology solutions that place clinical value, care coordination and patient outcomes first.
December 6, 2013
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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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