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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Cloud-based EHR company athenahealth, and CECity, a provider of cloud-based registry services for performance improvement and value-based reporting, have teamed up to launch what it calls a "first-of-its-kind" health data exchange integration and reporting service.
January 14, 2014
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Nearly two dozen new electronic health record vendors have signed on with Surescripts' nationwide clinical network over the past year, helping expand the footprint for secure health information exchange, officials say.
January 13, 2014
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As cyberattacks targeting healthcare organizations reach record heights, a new partnership initiative has set its sights on getting the industry's threat response on track and ready to go.
January 13, 2014
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Kaiser Permanente will put its longtime IT expertise to work in building a clinical data network aimed at improving patient outcomes in cancer, heart disease and obesity.
January 10, 2014
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Meaningful use -- it's not just for healthcare providers anymore. Patients are paying attention to meaningful use of electronic health data; they're understanding, and now they want it.
January 10, 2014
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Siemens is touting a new methodology that aims to give healthcare organizations a comprehensive, repeatable and scalable approach for successful IT implementation and adoption.
January 9, 2014
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The Mass HIway Health Information Exchange has entered into the next phase, with new tools for locating and retrieving medical records across the state. Gov. Deval L. Patrick and healthcare leaders gathered at Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston on Jan. 8 to show how data exchange works -- on a secure network with the click of a button.
January 9, 2014
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HIMSS Analytics awarded Cincinnati Children's Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, with its Stage 7 Award, and 14 of its associated ambulatory clinics the Stage 7 Ambulatory Awards.
January 7, 2014
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For the past two years, our "Benchmarks" column, written in collaboration with HIMSS Analytics, has spotlighted different facets of health information technology and tracked their growth. As Healthcare IT News celebrates 10 years, we take a look at the past decade -- a period of remarkable change.
January 7, 2014
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With Congress working on a long-term Medicare "SGR fix" in the recent short-term budget deal, lawmakers laid down seeds for addressing issues such as value-based reimbursement and EHR compatibility.
January 6, 2014
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The push for meaningful use Stage 3 has reached a point where a confluence of power structures are ready for more breakthroughs -- hence, the impetus for collaboration among IHE USA, ONC and S&I Framework, officials from these groups say.
January 3, 2014
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As many as 1.5 million more Medicare beneficiaries now have access to coordinated care with the formation of 123 new accountable care organizations, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced this week.
December 26, 2013
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My trip to Scotland provided a remarkable opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences.
June 1, 2011
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A recent publication in the Annals of Internal Medicine has gotten quite a bit of attention in Health IT related media.
May 24, 2011
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I recently attended a conference at which Stephen Dubner, co-author of the best-selling books Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics, gave a keynote. Though he was speaking to a room full of email marketers, his story was peppered with anecdotes from the world of healthcare.
May 23, 2011
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The concepts of “security” and “privacy” of medical information (Protected Health Information, or PHI) are closely intertwined.
September 25, 2009
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When I lecture about the new generation of personal health records such as Google Health and Microsoft Healthvault, I emphasize that these applications are not covered by HIPAA.
January 4, 2009
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As we move into 2011, we will continue to see an extreme amount of activity and turmoil in the HIT market with the biggest elephant in the room being what will actually happen to the healthcare reform bill that was passed at the beginning of 2010.
February 3, 2011
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Why did Ingenix pay so much for such a small HIT vendor?
August 24, 2010
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The Health Information Exchange (HIE) market is the Wild West right now.
August 4, 2010
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Since the beginning of 2010 there has been a series of acquisitions in healthcare IT market, which recently culminated in one of the largest, IBM’s acquisition of Initiate.
February 10, 2010
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On Feb. 3, IBM announced that it will acquire leading healthcare Master Data Management vendor Initiate for an undisclosed sum. The healthcare IT sector is white hot right now, so it is likely IBM paid a pretty penny for Initiate.
February 4, 2010
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As a physician, I’m trained to rely on proven methods and seek evidence that new approaches to care will lead to better outcomes. The new Beacon Community Program, announced today and funded at the level of $235 million through the HITECH Act, is designed with that approach in mind.
December 3, 2009
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The day started with comments from David Blumenthal. He briefly described the Nationwide Healthcare Information Network (NHIN) as an evolving vital element of our national health information strategy. He emphasized that we need to expand the scope of our NHIN thinking to include consumer health information platforms in addition to the provider and government organizations that have been the focus to date.
October 16, 2009
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