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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Will accountable care organizations follow the lead of HIEs in analyzing data across participating providers, or surpass them? In this series, we are examining ways health IT can best support the goals of accountable care organizations (ACOs) for health reform.
September 30, 2011
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UnitedHealthcare is beginning to experience reduced hospital and emergency room use as a result of payers and providers sharing patient data through health information exchange in its eight patient-centered medical home pilots around the country.
September 29, 2011
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"There is no question that providers recognize the importance of HIE, and realize in combination with electronic health records that it will transform the practice of medicine," wrote Larry Boland, director of healthcare solutions for Syracuse, N.Y.-based Systems Made Simple in a recent opinion piece for Healthcare IT News.
September 29, 2011
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In this series, we are examining ways health IT can best support the goals of accountable care organizations (ACOs) for health reform.
September 29, 2011
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Farzad Mostashari, MD, the national health IT coordinator, urged the Health IT Standards Committee to push forward with standards that are "good enough" to get started on health information exchange rather than waiting until they gain maturity and wide adoption.
September 29, 2011
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) is collaborating with health technology company Allscripts to roll out electronic health records to more than 750 North Carolina physicians, including more than 150 physicians in 39 free clinics, allowing them to connect to the statewide health information exchange.
September 29, 2011
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In a move aimed at enhancing its services for federally qualified health centers and community health centers, and expanding its offerings to rural health initiatives, EHR developer Greenway Medical Technologies will acquire certain assets of Southlake, Texas-based CySolutions.

September 28, 2011
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A new year means a fresh start, and as 2012 creeps closer, it's time to think about new IT approaches. Fred Pennic suggests 10 initiatives hospitals should undertake in 2012.
September 28, 2011
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The Georgia Institute of Technology and Gwinnett Technical College, part of the Atlanta Health Information Technology cluster, have been awarded a $1.65 million grant to boost job creation in that sector.
September 28, 2011
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"Health 2.0 has the promise to change the healthcare industry," the conference's opening keynote speaker Mark Smith, president of the California HealthCare Foundation, told the audience on Monday.
September 27, 2011
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Health eVillages will provide decision support tools and technology via mobile devices to remote areas of the globe where quality healthcare is in short supply.
September 27, 2011
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The Health Information Network of Arizona (HINAz) and Axolotl Corp., now known as OptumInsight, have partnered to create a statewide health information exchange network in Arizona.
September 27, 2011
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