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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Keith Hepp, chief financial officer of Cincinnati-based HealthBridge, has a favorite quote from Mark Twain: "He said that when the world ends, he wants to be in Cincinnati -- because everything happens seven years later there."
February 26, 2014
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HIMSS Analytics launched its Continuity of Care Maturity Model Tuesday morning at HIMSS14. The seven-stage global model tracks the integration, coordination, sharing and usage of information between providers, government, individuals and others.
February 25, 2014
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The non-profit rallied 26 HIEs, providers and vendors to join a new initiative to agree on a framework to fuel the next level of interoperability.
February 24, 2014
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HIMSS Board Chair and Partners HealthCare deputy CIO Scott MacLean on Monday revealed a new collaboration between the Continua Health Alliance, HIMSS and the mHealth Summit.
February 24, 2014
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On the long and winding road toward an accountable care organization, healthcare providers have to expect the potholes and steer around them.
February 23, 2014
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Sixteen health information organizations across the U.S. announced this week they would be joining forces to address data exchange challenges across state lines.
February 21, 2014
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Colorado's largest nonprofit health plan has solidified a deal with the state's regional health information exchange, agreeing to participate in the network going forward.
February 19, 2014
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Utilizing lab ordering data from a health information exchange could signify millions of dollars in savings -- just from avoiding the scores of duplicate CT scans being ordered for patients.
February 17, 2014
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Two Midwest health information exchanges, Tiger Institute Health Alliance and Lewis and Clark Information Exchange, are now able to share the data of 2.5 million patients across Missouri and Kansas.
February 13, 2014
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In efforts to guarantee patient access to their lab tests, the nation's largest pharmacies are now promising to adopt the Blue Button personal health record.
February 13, 2014
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Not all HIE products are created equal; some are more equal than others. At least that's according to the findings of a new Black Book Rankings report that names the top performing HIE vendors across five different categories.
February 12, 2014
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A health IT consultant described the "Tower of Babel"-eqsue barrier she encounters coordinating disparate EHR systems to a panel at the Health Innovation Day conference. William Check, CTO at the National Cable & Telecommunications Association responded: "What you just described could have been the cable industries. It's amazing the parallel here."
February 7, 2014
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