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 Illinois Health Information Exchange has connected five community health centers to the statewide exchange. The providers are paving the way as active users of health information technology to improve care coordination for patients in underserved communities, Raul Recarey, ILHIE executive director said in making the announcement.
January 23, 2014
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To say that John Glaser has had a front-row seat in the health IT arena over the past 10 years -- and the 10 years before that -- would be wrong. He's been in the trenches, sleeves rolled up. Glaser contemplates not only the past, but also what to expect going forward.
January 20, 2014
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Siemens is touting a new methodology that aims to give healthcare organizations a comprehensive, repeatable and scalable approach for successful IT implementation and adoption.
January 20, 2014
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Although the number of hospitals participating in a health information exchange has more than doubled since 2008, the adoption numbers, industry officials say, continue to underwhelm.
January 20, 2014
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By now, the term health information exchange has evolved to the point where it has a wide array of meanings. The fact that more varieties of health data are being shared across more platforms with more people is a good thing, from anyone's perspective.
January 20, 2014
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The Mass HIway Health Information Exchange last month entered into Phase 2 of data exchange.
January 20, 2014
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Anticipation about the IHE North American Connectathon's move to Cleveland in 2015 is running high among the event's organizers.
January 20, 2014
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The long-term and post-acute care environment has an image of lagging far behind its acute care counterparts on information technology adoption. For the most part, that perception is true.
January 20, 2014
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT have tapped McKesson and Meditech as the first vendors for its Designated Test EHR Program.
January 17, 2014
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Cloud-based EHR company athenahealth, and CECity, a provider of cloud-based registry services for performance improvement and value-based reporting, have teamed up to launch what it calls a "first-of-its-kind" health data exchange integration and reporting service.
January 14, 2014
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Nearly two dozen new electronic health record vendors have signed on with Surescripts' nationwide clinical network over the past year, helping expand the footprint for secure health information exchange, officials say.
January 13, 2014
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As cyberattacks targeting healthcare organizations reach record heights, a new partnership initiative has set its sights on getting the industry's threat response on track and ready to go.
January 13, 2014
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