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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Verizon has announced a suite of new features for its cloud-based healthcare identity services, supporting identity standards for accessing EHRs and health information exchanges, as well as credentials for e-prescribing.
September 1, 2011
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The Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday awarded $40 million in grants to public health departments across the country to help them strengthen their performance, efficiency and infrastructure, including health IT systems. The grants are also aimed at creating jobs.
September 1, 2011
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One hundred patients with diabetes have signed up for a telemonitoring pilot spearheaded by HEALTHeLINK, the regional health information organization (RHIO) serving Western New York State. The nonprofit's innovative approach to telemonitoring could serve as a model for the rest of the nation, according to Todd Norris, Western New York Beacon Project Director.
August 31, 2011
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Numera, a Seattle-based developer of telehealth solutions designed to improve care management and outcomes for people living at home with chronic conditions, is lending its expertise to a new telehealth project in England.
August 31, 2011
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Prognosis Health Information Systems has announced its acquisition of Springfield, Mo.-based Creative Healthcare Systems, which develops MedGenix, a financial management and patient accounting system.
August 30, 2011
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The IntelliVue MX40 is designed to help clinicians monitor ambulatory patients in the hospital setting, and to keep track of vital signs during patient transports.
August 30, 2011
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The Department of Veterans Affairs is set to make its open source agent operational and make available the software code of various applications in the electronic health records of VA and the Defense Department.
August 29, 2011
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athenahealth announced Monday it will launch the Patient-Centered Medical Home Accelerator Program, which aims to assist primary care physician groups in meeting the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s newest PCMH recognition standards.
August 29, 2011
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National Coordinator Farzad Mostashari, MD, urged an audience at the annual Allscripts Client Experience Conference Monday morning to pick a health problem - stroke or heart attack, for example - and "knock the heck out of it."
August 29, 2011
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North Carolina employers have a chance to help improve patient care and save healthcare costs thanks to First in Health, a public-private partnership that will make it possible for them to tap into an IT-supported medical home created for Medicaid recipients.
August 29, 2011
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A new study from Humana and the Wisconsin Health Information Exchange shows that using health information exchanges in emergency departments results in improved provider efficiencies and health plan cost savings.
August 25, 2011
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Axolotl HIE solutions are now part of OptumInsight (formerly Ingenix) healthcare management systems and services, Optum announced Wednesday.
August 24, 2011
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