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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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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The global medical device connectivity market, worth $3.5 billion this past year, is projected to top $33 billion by 2019 as providers work to integrate new technologies with EMRs. Still, operational complications, cost barriers for smaller providers and security concerns could put a damper on growth.
December 2, 2013
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Since its launch in 2009, the RSNA Image Share Network has enjoyed robust funding from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering and found successes at some of the premier health systems in the U.S. Now it's looking for new providers to join.
November 21, 2013
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The 99th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America is about a lot more than just imaging. As health information technology transforms care delivery, dozens of courses at McCormick Place this December will explore the ways IT can improve diagnostics.
November 21, 2013
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The Office of the Attorney General in California, in collaboration with the American Health Information Management Association, has issued best practice recommendations for providers -- and tips for patients -- to better safeguard health data from theft.
November 21, 2013
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A new poll from the Ponemon Institute has found that security preparedness is still sorely lacking across healthcare -- a fact that could leave unsuspecting organizations "blindsided" by breaches.
November 21, 2013
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In an effort to combat the prescription drug abuse epidemic, the Office of the National Coordinator has launched a new interoperability initiative to better link drug monitoring programs with health IT systems.
November 19, 2013
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As part of the Obama Administration's Big Data Research and Development Initiative, federal health agencies are contributing five-years worth of public datasets to a cloud-based platform being used by life sciences researchers in the U.S. and U.K., sharing population-based medical and biological data.
November 15, 2013
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As patient engagement gains momentum, and technology enables easier access to personal health information, many providers still charge money for copies of records. That's allowed under HIPAA and HITECH. But is it wise?
November 13, 2013
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IEEE Standards Association and Continua Health Alliance have signed a strategic agreement to help accelerate and broaden the adoption of globally relevant standards-based technologies for the healthcare arena. The idea is to enable widespread market implementation of end-to-end, plug-and-play personal medical devices.
November 12, 2013
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