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 New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services recently launched its new Health Information Organization, which will coordinate the Granite State's public- and private-sector health technology IT initiatives.
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As all eyes focus on the efforts of states to get their mandated health insurance exchanges up and running, Bloom Health entered the fray in July with the launch of two “private” exchanges serving individual health plans and their members.
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