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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From the start, 2013 brought more focus to the issue of interoperability than ever before, and there is no sign the interest will abate. After all, interoperability is critical to data exchange.
December 26, 2013
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The term "health information exchange" has been around for a while.
December 20, 2013
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Hard to believe that interoperability was once an unknown concept that few were aware of or cared about. And it wasn't that long ago that this was reality. Just go back one decade.
December 20, 2013
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While lots of factors have to come together to make a successful health information exchange initiative, none can work well without the proper level of skilled staffing and support -- regardless of how sound its technology infrastructure might be, according to the American Health Information Management Association.
December 18, 2013
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HIMSS is working with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through HHS' Innovator in Residence program, to develop a strategy for nationwide patient data matching.
December 18, 2013
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Two midwestern states will be joining forces in a new data sharing agreement that will provide physicians in both states with real-time patient information to boost care quality.
December 17, 2013
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Merge Healthcare is partnering with athenahealth to offer providers the ability to receive and view diagnostic images, exam results and other patient information within their electronic health records.
December 16, 2013
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Health information technology has proved its worth across western New York, specifically in the realm of diabetes care, the findings of a new report conclude.
December 16, 2013
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As accountable care adds to the necessary competencies for healthcare providers, more and more are seeking out best-of-breed vendors, beyond their existing electronic health records, to meet anticipated ACO needs.
December 13, 2013
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CommonWell Health Alliance has tapped the first three geographic locations for its roll out of interoperability services. Hospitals and ambulatory practices in Chicago, North Carolina and South Carolina will connect to exchange patient data.
December 11, 2013
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Part of progressing with health IT initiatives involves proactively setting new goals and establishing a roadmap for the future. The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange Foundation has taken this to task with new recommendations for the health IT industry over the next decade.
December 6, 2013
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Unless you've just beamed in from another planet, you know there's a bit of a debate underway about the current state and future of certain healthcare reform efforts. But when it comes specifically to the health IT transition, some stakeholders are still feeling downright upbeat.
December 4, 2013
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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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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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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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