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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Personalized medicine needs a lot more exposition before it comes part of the mainstream, but a group of dedicated professionals is determined to make sure that it arrives as soon as possible.
July 5, 2011
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With hospitals "raising the bar" to meet meaningful use requirements, new positions are being created within IT departments that have a focus on quality and data, says one consultant.
July 5, 2011
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) approved in June the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as the ONC-approved accreditor (ONC-AA) for the permanent certification program for health information technology.
July 5, 2011
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The comment period ended on June 6 for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) proposed rule on accountable care organizations (ACOs).
July 5, 2011
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Blogging, tweeting, texting and facebooking have become routine for many physicians as well as many other healthcare professionals. In this issue, Associate Editor Molly Merrill talks to docs who connect with their patients, colleagues and the public via social media (Cover story and P. 23). She discovers, what she already knew, social platforms aren’t just for idle banter.
July 5, 2011
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From an editorial in the Jan. 31, 2011, issue of The Boston Globe, this real-life scenario is all too typical. Providers make decisions absent easy access to a patient’s complete medical history as well as guidelines, best practices, checklists and scientific findings that support them in providing the best possible care to patients.
July 5, 2011
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AirWatch, an Atlanta-based provider of mobile device management services, is donating $100,000 to northern Virginia's Inova Health System to help further three innovative telemedicine projects.
July 5, 2011
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Authentidate's ExpressMD business will supply telehealth solutions to help patients in several locations in Utah connect with caregivers to help monitor chronic conditions.
June 30, 2011
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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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