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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Leaders from 33 digital health companies in New York are calling on the legislature to fund the Statewide Health Information Network of New York, or SHIN-NY, just as the organization's connecting HIEs and information systems are starting to build a critical mass.
February 28, 2014
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Keith Hepp, chief financial officer of Cincinnati-based HealthBridge, has a favorite quote from Mark Twain: "He said that when the world ends, he wants to be in Cincinnati -- because everything happens seven years later there."
February 26, 2014
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HIMSS Analytics launched its Continuity of Care Maturity Model Tuesday morning at HIMSS14. The seven-stage global model tracks the integration, coordination, sharing and usage of information between providers, government, individuals and others.
February 25, 2014
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The non-profit rallied 26 HIEs, providers and vendors to join a new initiative to agree on a framework to fuel the next level of interoperability.
February 24, 2014
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HIMSS Board Chair and Partners HealthCare deputy CIO Scott MacLean on Monday revealed a new collaboration between the Continua Health Alliance, HIMSS and the mHealth Summit.
February 24, 2014
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On the long and winding road toward an accountable care organization, healthcare providers have to expect the potholes and steer around them.
February 23, 2014
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Sixteen health information organizations across the U.S. announced this week they would be joining forces to address data exchange challenges across state lines.
February 21, 2014
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Colorado's largest nonprofit health plan has solidified a deal with the state's regional health information exchange, agreeing to participate in the network going forward.
February 19, 2014
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Utilizing lab ordering data from a health information exchange could signify millions of dollars in savings -- just from avoiding the scores of duplicate CT scans being ordered for patients.
February 17, 2014
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Two Midwest health information exchanges, Tiger Institute Health Alliance and Lewis and Clark Information Exchange, are now able to share the data of 2.5 million patients across Missouri and Kansas.
February 13, 2014
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In efforts to guarantee patient access to their lab tests, the nation's largest pharmacies are now promising to adopt the Blue Button personal health record.
February 13, 2014
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Not all HIE products are created equal; some are more equal than others. At least that's according to the findings of a new Black Book Rankings report that names the top performing HIE vendors across five different categories.
February 12, 2014
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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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Chilmark has not been a big fan of the National Health Information Network (NHIN) concept. It was, and in large part still is, a top heavy federal government effort to create a nationwide infrastructure to facilitate the exchange of clinical information. A high, lofty and admirable goal, but one that is far too in front of where the market is today.
October 2, 2009
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In my role as vice-Chair of the HIT Standards Committee, I join many of the subcommittee calls debating the standards and implementation guidance needed to support meaningful use. Over the past few months, I've learned a great deal from the Privacy and Security Working group.
September 15, 2009
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At the July 21 meeting of the HIT Standards, we approved an initial set of standards for quality, clinical operations and security/privacy. Here's an update on the deliberations of the workgroups.
July 31, 2009
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Several blog readers have asked me to take a fresh look at all the organizations related to ARRA and explain how it all works. Here's my understanding...
June 9, 2009
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The HIT Policy Committee and its Meaningful Use Working Group will be defining meaningful use very soon. Although I have no inside knowledge of what meaningful use will be, I think it will likely include several elements of health information exchange.
June 1, 2009
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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act includes numerous deadlines and milestones for technology. I thought it would be useful to provide a timeline for the work ahead.
March 16, 2009
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The healthcare delivery system is complex in many ways that cannot be simplified. One aspect of healthcare delivery that can be simplified, however, is patient identification.
February 26, 2009
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Today’s economic crisis has highlighted our need for breakthrough improvements in the quality, safety and efficiency of health care. The nation’s business competitiveness is threatened by growing health care costs, while at the same time our citizens risk losing access to care because of unemployment and the decreasing affordability of coverage.
February 11, 2009
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