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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The New York-based startup touts its online database of more than 5,000 doctors to publish and analyze health and wellness information, and is now creating a similar resource for healthcare entrepreneurs.
June 29, 2011
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American Well, a Boston-based provider of online care services, has announced its first international contract – with Medibank, which handles health plans for millions of business and residents of Australia and New Zealand.
June 27, 2011
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To help ensure that patients are properly vaccinated, UPMC has created one of the first systems in the state to not only provide real-time, electronic reporting to Pennsylvania's immunizations registry but to also allow UPMC's clinicians to view the state's vaccine data for each patient.
June 24, 2011
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A developer challenge issued this spring by researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, aimed at inspiring innovation in health IT applications, has awarded its prize to a multilingual EMR interface.
June 23, 2011
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Inova Alexandria Hospital emergency department clinicians in Alexandria, Va., can now quickly access a patient's prescriptions information, no matter where in the country they were written, thanks to a recently launched initiative by the Northern Virginia Regional Health Information Organization (NoVaRHIO).
June 23, 2011
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Healthcare facility administrators and physicians report that the most serious obstacle they face in forming accountable care organizations (ACOs) is physician interest, according to a new survey.
June 21, 2011
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The Veterans Affairs Department has awarded The Informatics Applications Group Inc., of Reston, Va., a $5 million contract to be the custodial agent to manage VA's open source community to modernize its VistA electronic health record.
June 20, 2011
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Once electronic health records become nearly ubiquitous, the information within them will enable new applications and services geared toward better population health management, says National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD.
June 20, 2011
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Once electronic health records become nearly ubiquitous, the information within them will enable new applications and services geared toward better population health management, says National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD.
June 20, 2011
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eHealth Global Technologies (eHGT) announced that, in partnership with Axolotl, it has enabled the HealtheConnections RHIO of Central New York to incorporate access to diagnostic-quality medical images.
June 20, 2011
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The Council For Affordable Quality Healthcare's Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange (CAQH CORE) will collaborate with the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) on activities related to harmonizing electronic data interchange standards and operating rules across healthcare.
June 16, 2011
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ABILITY Network, which develops Web-based technology for information exchange, is offering physicians throughout Minnesota a secure, Direct-enabled address, free for the first year of use.
June 15, 2011
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