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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Australia's government is embarking on an ambitious two-year plan to establish a national electronic health record platform, upon which the nation's residents will have control of their own health records.
August 18, 2011
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Nine of Western Pennsylvania's leading healthcare providers announced Thursday they plan to form the region's first health information exchange.
August 18, 2011
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Revenue cycle management, HIEs and Massachusetts are among the healthcare topics that every organization should have in mind for 2011 and beyond, according to HIMSS Analytics.
August 17, 2011
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The Missouri Health Connection, tasked with developing the statewide health information exchange, is finalizing its contract with Cerner to build its HIE infrastructure.
August 16, 2011
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The Institute for Health Technology Transformation opened its two-day conference Monday in Seattle with a spirited discussion of the future of telehealth and mobile health in a rapidly changing healthcare ecosystem.
August 16, 2011
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Arien Malec, who coordinated the development of the Direct Project exchange protocols, is leaving the government's Office of the National Coordinator to return to the private sector.
August 12, 2011
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NextGen Healthcare Information Systems announced an agreement with MEDSEEK to create the NextGen Enterprise Patient Portal.
August 12, 2011
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The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services recently launched its new Health Information Organization, which will coordinate the Granite State's public- and private-sector health technology IT initiatives.
August 9, 2011
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The news wasn’t a surprise. By the time it was confirmed, it had been rumored for months. Still, it was a sad day.
August 5, 2011
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In a deal with eyes on the future of payment bundling and risk sharing among payers and providers, McKesson announced in June an agreement to buy Portico Systems for a reported $90 million.
August 5, 2011
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As all eyes focus on the efforts of states to get their mandated health insurance exchanges up and running, Bloom Health entered the fray in July with the launch of two “private” exchanges serving individual health plans and their members.
August 5, 2011
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UMass Memorial Health Care aims to improve the care of its patients with diabetes while at the same time cutting costs by providing better remote care.
August 5, 2011
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