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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Oncology presentations and exhibits are always a major focus of the RSNA annual meeting. This year is no exception. Count on GE Healthcare to devote a piece of its city-block-sized booth to its new $1 billion Healthymagination initiative to the fight against breast cancer.
November 18, 2011
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Health plan CDPHP is investing another $1M to boost the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery through the adoption of health information technology for eligible network specialists who care for CDPHP members. The initiative builds upon a more than $10 million investment in the interoperability of clinical data in Albany, N.Y.
November 18, 2011
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The National Governors Association (NGA) on Wednesday named six states selected to participate in NGA retreats to help the states technically prepare for health insurance exchanges.
November 16, 2011
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While laptop and notebook PCs are commonplace in the medical community, the next wave of mobile adoption is well under way as providers turn to tablets, smartphones and applications to increase productivity and improve patient care, according to CompTIA's Third Annual Healthcare IT Insights and Opportunities study.
November 16, 2011
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PwC's Health Research Institute has named its top 10 issues facing healthcare in the coming year. Health informatics, privacy and security, new reporting requirements and social media, among others, promise to be at the fore.
November 15, 2011
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The federal advisory Health IT Standards Committee is asking for feedback from individuals and organizations experienced in deploying specifications developed for the nationwide health information network (NwHIN) Exchange.
November 14, 2011
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The government will award up to $1 billion to fund innovative projects across the country that test creative ways to deliver high quality medical care and save money.
November 14, 2011
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Health Level Seven (HL7) International and the Regenstrief Institute, Inc. announced on Monday an agreement to create a complementary process to develop and extend comprehensive standards in the healthcare industry.
November 14, 2011
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As 56 U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia inch toward a 2015 deadline for creating health information exchanges, those on the front lines of the effort are expressing concern about whether these systems will be able to talk to their counterparts in other regions.
November 10, 2011
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Federal stimulus funds are paying to build or expand systems enabling healthcare providers within each state to share patient information, but state officials are concerned about how to keep paying for the programs once the federal money runs out, an iWatch News survey reveals.
November 10, 2011
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Farzad Mostashari, the national health IT coordinator, said Wednesday that agencies in the Health and Human Services Department will work closely to craft a surveillance and action plan to keep patients safer through health IT, and it will be done sooner than called for by the Institute of Medicine.
November 10, 2011
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A report on the use of health IT and its impact on patient safety, released at a news briefing Nov. 10 in the nation's capital, calls for funding a new Health IT Safety Council to evaluate criteria for assessing and monitoring the safe use of health IT.
November 10, 2011
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