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 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has handed the baton to the Office of Management and Budget, as the rules for Stage 3 meaningful use and the modifications to Stage 2 inch closer to finalization.
September 4, 2015
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The landmark Department of Defense contract awarded to Cerner and Leidos will have a big effect on how private-sector health systems gauge the value of electronic health record systems, a new report from IDC suggests.
September 2, 2015
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Hospital chief information security officers and chief information officers speak very different languages and use very different tools. That can cause friction. But one CISO shows how to "meet in the middle" and "unite against that common enemy."
September 1, 2015
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The former CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has called on the Massachusetts attorney general to look into the relationship between Epic and Partners HealthCare, claiming its EHR helps "box out the competition."
August 31, 2015
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EHR vendor Greenway Health is hailing what it calls a milestone in the world of healthcare interoperability: a collaboration with its customer Premise Health and several ambulatory providers that use IT systems from both from Greenway and Epic.
August 26, 2015
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Offering a novel approach to a complex security challenge, Imprivata on Tuesday introduced PatientSecure, a patient identification platform that uses palm vein biometrics to link patients with their EHRs.
August 26, 2015
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By now, everyone's got an EMR. And most providers are also making use of ancillary technologies to help harness patient data toward more efficient care and better outcomes. But many species of health IT are still surprisingly underused in the U.S. hospital market.
August 25, 2015
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As Washington looks eagerly toward Stage 3 meaningful use, many providers are still working toward Stage 2. Despite disappointing attestation numbers in 2014, and widespread complaints about its challenging criteria, more and more are getting close to the finish line.
August 21, 2015
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The notion of gleaning insights from mountains of health information -- and then applying those precisely to individual patients -- hinges on the confluence of various factors. But it all boils down to one magic word.
August 20, 2015
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The interoperability problem is bigger than the DoD or VA and that reality is among the toughest challenges the agencies currently face.
August 14, 2015
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Even after $30 billion in taxpayer money spent on funding the digitization of America's healthcare system more than half of doctors view EHRs as having a negative impact on cost, efficiency and productivity.
August 13, 2015
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Just as it takes two to tango, it takes two to exchange healthcare information, and therein rests the rub. Many hospitals ready and willing to exchange healthcare data with other providers are stymied because the healthcare organization at the other end is unable to receive it.
August 12, 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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Over 100 healthcare IT leaders participated in a survey at HIMSS15 that collected their opinion on the future of BYOD and healthcare communications. BYOD and text messaging create security and support challenges, but IT leaders have yet to settle on the right communication platform or solution to solve the issue.
July 29, 2015
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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.
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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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Healthcare demands care coordination for value-based reimbursement and population health. To accomplish this, leaders must invest in interprofessional care, clinical integration and evidence-based practice.
September 1, 2015
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Given that healthcare organizations must sometimes exchange sensitive patient data with external parties, how can they ensure that this is done safely, protecting patient privacy and complying with HIPAA requirements?
August 12, 2015
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Yes, an adoptable data exchange standard like FHIR is necessary, but without a national patient identifier it is not sufficient.
August 11, 2015
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There's a lot to be gleaned from tactics the Defense Department employed when announcing its EHR contract. Other federal agencies should be paying attention.
August 7, 2015
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Developed in fee-for-service environment, EHRs are designed to address the workflows within a given office or hospital, and are created more as documentation tools from which billings can be generated. They are not designed for collaboration across organizations.
July 15, 2015
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A robust data repository, or a health information exchange, can be the linchpin in sharing information across the care continuum and different care settings. Those working on achieving this goal often stumble upon some common misconceptions that might delay launch or prevent successful operation of an HIE.
July 1, 2015
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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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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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