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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Another EHR heavy-hitter has signed on to the CommonWell Health Alliance, joining several other health IT companies as new additions to the vendor-led interoperability organization and greatly expanding its market footprint.
April 1, 2015
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An Ohio-based hospital is the latest provider to sign on with CommonWell Health Alliance, a step that will give its clinicians the ability to see patient data from other health organizations within its EHR.
March 31, 2015
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Epic has notched another big win, as Scripps Health, with its four hospitals and more than 25 clinics, has chosen the health IT giant to replace its electronic health record and revenue cycle management systems.
March 31, 2015
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NYU Langone is running its own HIE across hospitals and clinics and, in so doing, taking on work that larger RHIOs lack the agility to perform.
March 31, 2015
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How an HIE serving 2 million patients piloted a project to understand whether its data could help identify people in the area with undiagnosed hypertension.
March 26, 2015
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In a major metropolitan experiment, a regional health information exchange is aggressively pursuing the goal of connecting 100 percent of providers and 90 percent of hospitals by 2016.
March 24, 2015
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An arm of the Defense Department's Military Health System joined the HIE to improve the quality of care while also reducing costs.
March 23, 2015
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The healthcare industry is becoming more enlightened about the benefits of the Blue Button Initiative, and adoption of personal health records continues to grow, according to a new report from the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange.
March 18, 2015
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A new partnership between a Portland, Oregon, behavioral health services provider and a local health system will use an HIE tool to link the hospital's acute care data with a specialty behavioral health EHR.
February 20, 2015
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The Interoperability Showcase is one of the biggest and most buzzworthy facets of the annual HIMSS conference and this year's shindig in Chicago promises to be better than ever.
February 19, 2015
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Electronic health record giant Epic Systems, often criticized for its closed architecture, will soon open an app store -- enabling outside developers to create programs that will work with its EHRs.
February 18, 2015
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The Oregonian talks hacky sacks, standards and the one technology realm where the healthcare industry is on the vanguard.
February 17, 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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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.
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Watch this on-demand webinar to learn more of how organizations are optimizing their business processes to lower costs, analyzing data to improve quality, care and population health, while learning to engage in new ways to drive better outcomes.
March 9, 2015
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Join this presentation to hear how organizations have used Hadoop and data analytics to reduce readmissions, and how your organization can build the data infrastructure necessary to thrive during this time of disruptive change.
March 2, 2015
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Hear case studies and learn best practices in achieving a consumer approach through using patient self-service technologies in this on-demand presentation.
February 19, 2015
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Dr. Karen Cabell, Associate Chief of Quality and Patient Safety and Chris Stevens, VP & CIO from Billing Clinic discuss strategies on how Billings Clinic is leveraging clinical transformation to drive continuous quality improvement.
January 26, 2015
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January 6, 2015
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The integration of disparate EMR systems can produce game-changing insights. Don't miss this on-demand webinar featuring a demo of the Microsoft/Hewlett Packard Healthcare Analytics Solution.
December 31, 2014
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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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