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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NaviNet, the real-time healthcare communications network, has announced NaviNet Doc Xchange, which enables electronic document exchange among providers, insurers and others, reducing mail- and fax-based submission.
July 13, 2011
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A report from the PricewaterhouseCoopers US Health Research Institute, finds that policies offered by state health insurance exchanges could be worth nearly $60 billion by 2014 – and grow to nearly $200 billion by 2019. Consumers, meanwhile, will enjoy "purchasing power that will make health insurers want to work harder to win their business and loyalty."
July 12, 2011
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The St. Louis-based vendor's new Eden solution is designed to help small practices maintain their independence by combining all EMR and PM solutions on a platform accessible by Macs, iPhones and iPads.
July 12, 2011
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The Department of Health and Human Services has released a proposed rule detailing how states can create and operate their health insurance marketplaces, where consumers and small businesses can compare and shop for health plans starting in 2014.
July 11, 2011
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A non-profit charged with managing Tennessee's telehealth network is shutting down amid an investigation that two former executives stole or misused more then $1 million in grant funding.
July 11, 2011
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Health Level Seven and the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation announced Thursday that they have expanded collaborative efforts.
July 8, 2011
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Minnesota-based IT company helps health plans, employers connect with health clubs and manage employees' workout routines.
July 8, 2011
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The Ontario Medical Association is calling for electronic medical records to be a top priority for all political parties as they prepare for the province's upcoming election.
July 7, 2011
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The Compuware Corporation has announced the acquisition of dynaTrace Software, a privately held, Waltham, Mass.-based developer of application performance management software.
July 6, 2011
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An IT company best known for developing an electronic foundation for transplants and organ donations is pushing its platform into the electronic medical records market.
July 6, 2011
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Websites are "the new storefront" these days, and medical practices should not be missing out on the opportunity, says one expert. However, he points out that they "are a constant evolution," and so it's important to "lay the right foundation."
July 6, 2011
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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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