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 University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) has signed an agreement to connect with the Great Lakes Health Information Exchange (GLHIE), officials announced on Tuesday.
October 26, 2011
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Eric Dishman, the Intel executive and popular healthcare reform speaker, told members of the Medical Group Management Association that America needs to move away from centralized care and embrace a distributed model.
October 25, 2011
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Physician groups are pleased with their initial take of the final accountable care organization (ACO) rule issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Oct. 20.
October 25, 2011
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New health IT was anywhere and everywhere in 2011, and with even more technology on the cusp of the mainstream market, it’s only natural to wonder what's the best. Ahmed Ghouri offers his picks for best health IT innovations for 2011.
October 24, 2011
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Healthcare Information Xchange of New York (HIXNY) announced Friday it has connected its HIE with the cloud-based electronic health record from athenahealth.
October 24, 2011
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The Medical Group Management Association's three-day 2011 conference kicked off Sunday with an 'open mic' session that addressed the new ACO rules, ICD-10 and physician-hospital integration
October 24, 2011
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Three South Dakota health organizations are poised to put a $900,000 federal grant to work by creating a community health information network that will make it possible for them to share patient information via electronic health records.
October 24, 2011
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George Roman of the AMGA shares his initial impressions of the final regs. While it’s too early to make any final conclusions, he says, it seems CMS has made some critical changes.
October 21, 2011
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The two-day conference in Boston, hosted by Partners Healthcare's Center for Connected Health, brings together more than 1,000 experts to discuss new technologies and concepts.
October 20, 2011
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Gary and Mary West, co-founders of the West Wireless Health Institute, announced Oct. 19 the formation of a $100 million investment fund with a mission to lower healthcare costs. The West Health Investment Fund, LLC was created to spur the development and adoption of healthcare innovations specifically focused on making healthcare more affordable.
October 20, 2011
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The American College of Physicians, which represents 132,000 internal medicine specialists, is proposing a privacy rule that says researchers should maximize appropriate uses of information to achieve scientific advances without compromising ethical obligations to protect individual welfare and privacy.
October 19, 2011
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The U.S. healthcare system scored 64 of a possible 100 on key measures of performance, according to the third national scorecard report from the Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System. The report also reveals a poor score on measures of efficiency, showing relatively low use of electronic information systems and high administrative costs.
October 18, 2011
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