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 Healthcare IT News/HIMSS Media Privacy & Security Forum in Boston featured 47 speakers who shared info and strategized over how to combat cybercrime and other pressing challenges to patient data. Here are four takeaways from the event.
September 17, 2014
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Texas Health is hardly the only hospital or health network that struggles to convince the CEO, CFO or other board members just how critical funding security initiatives and technologies really is, but it did use a unique approach to get their attention.
September 17, 2014
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You might say the CIO and IT team at Harrisburg Medical Center are hands on. When it came to tackling the toughest piece of meaningful use Stage 2, they added a staff member to connect with patients at home.
September 16, 2014
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has appointed Lana Moriarty to be the new head of its Consumer eHealth division.
September 15, 2014
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Seattle Children's has received a $5.56 million grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to pilot a program deploying innovative care management strategies for disabled patients.
September 9, 2014
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After it was reported that U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park was leaving his post, immediate speculation was that a Googler and a Twitter attorney were in the running to succeed him. Turns out: President Obama hired both.
September 5, 2014
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In part two of his Healthcare IT News Q&A, Micky Tripathi lays out the ways interoperability can finally be brought to fruition in the U.S. over the coming decade. Hint: the federal government and the private sector each have big jobs to do.
September 4, 2014
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Micky Tripathi talks about the JASON Task Force, the market pressures pushing for data sharing and the way forward for health information exchange.
September 3, 2014
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Two large health insurers are hoping a new "public utility" patient data sharing service will improve one of the most pernicious problems in American healthcare.
August 29, 2014
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The National Institutes of Health has issued a final policy it hopes will promote genomic data sharing as a way to improve health while still protecting the privacy of research participants.
August 28, 2014
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In a move meant to broaden its reach, improve security and help providers meet meaningful use, Georgia Health Information Network has upgraded its GeorgiaDirect messaging tool to offer access to the larger DirectTrust community.
August 27, 2014
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Nuance Communications has shared 3 billion medical images through its cloud-based PowerShare Network, a feat company executives hail as "an industry-first milestone."
August 25, 2014
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