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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athenahealth announced Thursday that it has signed an agreement to acquire Proxsys, a Birmingham, Ala.-based provider of cloud-based care coordination services between physicians and hospitals.
July 21, 2011
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Intel-GE Care Innovations, a collaboration formed last year to advance telehealth solutions for the home healthcare market, has launched Connect, a home-based medical device that serves as a communications platform and wellness portal for isolated seniors.
July 20, 2011
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CareSpark, a nonprofit regional health information organization (RHIO), which serves 17 counties in eastern Tennessee and southwestern Virginia, is being terminated due to sustainability issues – but one official isn't giving up hope.
July 19, 2011
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Aetna announced Monday it will acquire account-based health plan administrator PayFlex for $202 million, adding its HealthHub technology platform as it looks to a changing insurance landscape.
July 18, 2011
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Microsoft has announced that people using the Google Health service – scheduled to close on Jan. 1, 2012 – can transfer personal health information stored in a Google Health profile to a Microsoft HealthVault account using the Direct Project messaging protocols.
July 18, 2011
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Two recent reports paint a rosy picture for the use of telemedicine in children's hospitals, both as a way of connecting specialists with patients and giving kids a link to their parents or other patients.
July 18, 2011
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The American Telemedicine Association has issued a letter sharply criticizing the Federal Communications Commission for its inaction on a number of telehealth-related issues, including the National Broadband Plan.
July 15, 2011
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The Affordable Care Act is placing a huge emphasis on the forward progress of delivery models that save lives, improve care and cut costs. One such model is the patient-centered medical home. Experts say it's a model that works.
July 14, 2011
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HealthInsight, a Salt Lake City-based non-profit, announced Thursday that it will launch a health information exchange in Nevada. HealthInsight is a regional extension center and an ONC Beacon Community.
July 14, 2011
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The Cambridge, Mass.-based online physician network has introduced a platform that enables physicians to seek medical advice in real-time, through their smartphones, and includes the ability to download a photograph.
July 14, 2011
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The eHealth Initiative's annual survey of health information exchange shows that as HIE adoption expands, initiatives are facing growing pains such as competing timelines to meet federal requirements, complex systems integration and uncertainties around accountable care organizations.
July 14, 2011
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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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