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 Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced June 8 the Investing in Innovations (i2) Initiative – a program designed to spur innovations in health IT.
June 9, 2011
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has approved the operational plan for a health information exchange for the state of North Dakota.
June 7, 2011
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Leaders of the Campaign for Better Care (CBC), a broad-based coalition of consumer organizations, said they will comment on the proposed ACO rule on Monday, commending the federal government for putting patients first.
June 6, 2011
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No matter what happens politically or in policy circles, "seismic shifts" are going to occur in healthcare, and IT needs to be a major part of reshaping the landscape, according to H. Stephen Lieber, president and CEO of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).
June 3, 2011
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As radiologists struggle with whether meaningful use is relevant to them or worth the IT investment, experts are working to educate them on why it matters.
June 2, 2011
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The Medicaid subsidiary of New Jersey’s largest healthcare insurer, Horizon Healthcare Services, is rolling out a new provider communications portal aimed at making communications between physicians and insurer easier and more efficient.
June 2, 2011
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"Historically, telehealth hasn't received the attention that it's deserved from the federal government," says Neal Neuberger, executive director of the Institute for e-Health Policy and president of Health Tech Strategies. A case in point is the government's meaningful use program.
June 2, 2011
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Earlier this spring, Maine State Sen. Roger Katz (R-Augusta), introduced a bill to the Legislature's Committee on Health and Human Services titled “An Act To Ensure Patient Privacy and Control with Regard to Health Information Exchanges.”
June 2, 2011
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To the healthcare executives who attended the American Telemedicine Association’s 2011 conference last month, the sight of a 3-year-old adopted Chinese orphan playing on stage was enough to prove the value of their pursuits.
June 2, 2011
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Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Western Connecticut Health Network’s Danbury Hospital were recently recognized for their use of IT to bring meaningful data to their physicians, leading to a boost in hospital efficiency and millions in savings without compromising patient care.
June 2, 2011
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It’s hard to tap the brakes – even ever so slightly – to an initiative like the government’s meaningful use program.
June 2, 2011
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Although the Oct.1, 2013, deadline for the migration to ICD-10 draws closer, even the skeptics are beginning to get on board with enterprise-wide preparations.
June 2, 2011
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