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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Investments in eHealth can improve healthcare efficiency, boost economies and empower patients, said European leaders at the opening of the eHealth Week 2011 and World of Health IT conference in Budapest.
May 10, 2011
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The American Academy of Pediatrics, with 60,000 members, has made formal its support of electronic health records and called for federal help to convert from paper to digital records.
May 6, 2011
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This much is known about the health information exchange marketplace: It's probably the most fast-changing and unpredictable sector in health IT.
May 4, 2011
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Americans may not be embracing social media as a way to communicate with their doctor – and most doctors aren’t using it, either – but experts say it still has value to doctors.
May 4, 2011
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Health plans are stepping up to become key players in forming accountable care organizations.
May 4, 2011
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Several years into the national interoperability initiative, it’s fair to wonder if the healthcare industry is making as much progress as expected when it started under the George W. Bush administration.
May 4, 2011
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has issued a health IT strategic plan for 2011 through 2015 for public review.
May 4, 2011
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Kaiser Permanente this week has opened a new Center for Total Health near Capitol Hill.
May 4, 2011
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Kudos to David Blumenthal, MD, as he returns to his academic work after what many in the health IT realm view as a stellar two-year run (and we do mean run) as the nation’s health information technology chief.
May 4, 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.
May 4, 2011
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With each advance in medical imaging, the role of radiology in healthcare becomes more central and the need for clinicians to have immediate access to medical imaging data more critical.
May 4, 2011
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Connecting has never been more critical.
May 4, 2011
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